Hyperrealistic Art Using Renaissance Techniques

At first glance, the highly-technical drawings of Emanuele Dascanio look as though they’re photographs—it’s only until you see the Italian artist put pencil to paper that you realize and appreciate the true value of his artistic skill. The large, labor-intensive portraits—some that take up to 780 hours to complete—feature a combination of graphite and charcoal that are expertly rendered to form hyperrealistic compositions.

Source: Artist Spends 100s Hours Drawing Hyperrealistic Art Using Renaissance Techniques

Artist: Kym Greeley and the New Newfoundland Painting

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Longing to paint the landscape she knew, [Greeley] turned to the Internet for source material, but found very little that reflected her idea of this place. Newfoundland, for her, was not a red-haired child running through a soft field. It was not a brightly coloured home perched on a quiet harbour. For Greeley, her memory of Newfoundland’s landscape was dominated by its monotonous main artery, the Trans-Canada, Route 1, experienced through a car window on the way from one place to another.

Source: Kym Greeley and the New Newfoundland Painting

Artist: Alice Pasquini

I first encountered Alice’s work in an incredible video featuring her graffiti art — unfortunately it was on Facebook, so I couldn’t figure out how to link to it sensibly. Google her stuff — she’s incredible.

Alice Pasquini’s artwork is seen not only on urban surfaces and walls, but also in galleries and museums in more than one hundred different cities around the world. Alice travels continuously and her preferred canvases are city walls.

Source: Alice Pasquini