The first time you see these hyperrealistic drawings, you’re convinced they’re black and white photographs. But on closer inspection, you realize they are just the work of a very talented artists and their pens and pencils. Using photos just for inspiration, they sets up basic proportions and then draws layer upon layer until they create their incredibly realistic portraits.
Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture resembling a high-resolution photograph. Hyperrealism is considered an advancement of Photorealism by the methods used to create the resulting paintings or sculptures. The term is primarily applied to an independent art movement and art style in the United States and Europe that has developed since the early 2000s. – Wikipedia
He said: ‘I want to capture and describe a persons precence and specific inner self.
He said: “Inspiration comes from the phrase ‘to intensify the normal’.” I try to study the internal aspect of the image rather than focusing solely on the external part. I can fall in love with an image — if that doesn’t sound too hippy.
He said: I always use pastel. It is a technique that is between drawing and painting. Unfortunately not valued as it should be, but offers endless possibilities. First and foremost I use pastels, then I can apply them with a smudger or an old rag … to the fingertip. The pastel is a technique that i use between drawing and painting. I couldn’t really tell you if I paint more than I draw or I draw more than I paint.
Born in London, raised in Australia and educated in the United States, Robin Eley is a man of three continents. But more impressive than his life’s story and journey are his amazing hyper-realistic works. Most of the subjects depicted in his large-scale oil paintings are naked and wrapped in plastic foil, with each tiny detail of their bodies and countless reflection of their translucent covers expertly depicted by the artist.
He said: Inspired by history, I extract from the present. Artifacts and textures that reflect the beauty and nobility of decline and question the modern obsession with perfection. While my subjects and technique are intentionally very real, the context in which they are painted is less defined