Even if you did a double-take at these images, you still wouldn’t guess….they are actually pencil drawings.

Paul Cadden is an artist from Glasgow who’s perfected the art of hyperrealism, which, as the name suggests, is works created by the hand to portray a super-focussed, razor sharp, life-like image as in that created on film. Not to be confused with the older genre of photorealism, which has a different aspect of creativity about it.

Cadden explains, “Although the drawings and paintings I make are based upon photographs, videos stills etc , the idea is to go beyond  the  photograph. The photo is used to create a subtler and much more complex focus on the subject depicted, the virtual image becomes the living image, an intensification of the normal.”

He can take months to complete a work and an original can fetch £5,000, but don’t let your kids go anywhere near it with a rubber!

Hyperrealism art

Posted: September 28 / 2012

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