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Photo-Realistic Portraits by Ruben Belloso

Ruben Belloso Adorna, 27 year-old artist from Seville, Spain creates amazing photorealistic drawings. The large-scale portraits are extremely detailed, perfectly express different emotions and surprisingly done using only pastel over the wooden canvas. Looking over and over again through these colorful paintings makes it really hard to believe they are not photographs and were made with the simplest tool – pastels. Hats off to the genius Ruben Belloso.

Photography-like Pencil Drawings

Ileana Hunter is a graphite artist living in Norwich, UK. Her work captivates by false simplicity of execution and plain tones of black and white. All pieces are extremely alive and realistic, fast glimpse will definitely make you think they are photographs, yet they were done only with a pencil. Hunter’s drawings are available for sale in her shop on Etsy.

Architectural Drawings of Butterflies and Nautiluses by Rafael Araujo

Rafael Araujo, artist from Venezuela, goes “old school” in his series of drawings called Calculation. All his work is technology-free, it’s done only with a pen, pencil, ruler and protractor. Rendering programs are capable of doing tasks like this in just few minutes, yet Araujo is really passionate about calculating math of his complicated drawings himself. Mesmerizing 3D illustrations of butterflies and nautiluses couldn’t be more beautiful. 

Dad Coloring His Kids Drawings

Reddit user Tatsputin recently posted a sweet collaboration with his kids. Every month he takes a 3-hour flight for work, so his son and daughter give him their drawings to color in on board. Every time the come back home is even more exciting for both sides as children can’t wait to see their art retouched. Great idea of getting closer with your little ones and having some common fun. Mica Angela Hendricks posted on Urban Peek before here and Wendy Tsao here, have similar parenting aproach as well.

When Your Inner Child is Still Alive

One of my personal favorite instagrammers – Kerstin Hiestermann (aka khiesti) from Germany – has an amazing vision on things around her. Any tiny object, petal, leaf etc. can easily make it to her minimalistic pictures of the little monster’s life. Sometimes even words inspire Kerstin. Hiestermann doesn’t obtain a degree in art, she is a teacher, though very talented in her drawings. Her creations always grab attention and make me smile while scrolling the Instagram feeds, totally proving that “the child inside her is still alive”. Very recommended to follow.

Large-Scale Photorealistic Family Portraits

Dino Tomic (aka AtomiccircuS) is 24-year-old tattoo artist from Norway. Besides drawing on skin, his passion is large-scale portraits. Recently Tomic completed five out of six members of his family. Unbelievably realistic drawings are finished with mixed media such as pencils, charcoal and acrylic. Each portrait took around 50-70 hours of work. All pieces are displayed in Tomic’s tattoo shop in his home town – Notodden, Norway.

Outside the Lines – Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations

More than 100 illustrators, cartoonists and street artists collaborated together under one project called Outside the lines. The book is a compilation of incredibly creative coloring pages for all ages. But, I guess, the ones who are into contemporary art, will appreciate it more. Curator of the project Souris Hong-Porretta spent around 3 years on accomplishing the final copy.  The result is brilliant. Going through few examples below will really itch your hands to color them!

Realistic Mixed Media Paintings by Karla Mialynne

Ever wondered how to draw or how the artists rich the amazing result? For me the process of creating the art seems like magic specially after seeing revealed tools Karla Mialynne uses in her work. Her impressing paintings are mostly created with watercolor pencils, colored markers and acrylic paint. Simple instruments yet astonishing result, thumbs up, Karla!

An Artist in Collaboration with her 4-year-old Daughter

One day Mica Angela Hendricks, illustrator and graphic designer, handled her new sketchbook with unfinished drawings to her 4-year-old daughter. The collaboration brought out something unexpected – the heads from old black and white movies drawn by Hendricks got new bodies by her daughter – they become beavers, dragons, bugs – girl’s imagination has no limits. Two contrasting styles emerged intoa unique one of kind drawing. And mother-daughter special idea quality time is just precious! Sometimes I would give her suggestions, like “maybe she could have a dragon body!” but usually she would ignore theses suggestions if it didn’t fit in… Read more »

Insanely Detailed Pen Drawings by Tim Jeffs

Tim Jeffs, illustrator from New Jersey, USA, has lifetime hobby of drawing mesmerizing pictures of animals in black and white . Using only pen and ink he manages to produce incredibly detailed and alive illustrations.  “Doing artwork is my passion. I love detail. And the more complex, intricate the subject matter the better.” – says Jeffs. Each new piece takes Jeffs about 12 to 16 hours of work. Recently the artist put his work on Etsy, while his portfolio keeps on growing.

Genius Photorealistic Pencil Drawings of Cats

Artist Paul Lung, a 41 year old graphic designer from Hong Kong, is very well known for his striking talent in pencil drawings, has lately created a breathtaking set of cat portraits, you don’t need to be a cat lover to appreciate these sketches. The level of details reached to render the feline furry creature is outstanding, with the perfect amount of shades and sharpness. The clarity achieved in the cats eyes are lively and realistic. Taking on average anywhere between 40 to 60 hours to complete just one piece, Lung is all about the details. Surprisingly, he solely relies on his trusty mechanical pencil… Read more »

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