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I'm not sure if this guy's work has been posted on here before, I did a search but it threw nothing up

Any how check this guy out

Paul Cadden Hyper realistic pencil drawings
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Very reasonable effort.
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He is very good

It's all about being able to break photographs down into achievable elements. You look for lines and shapes and draw those, rather than the subject. That sounds a bit strange, but that's how I'd do it. Projection onto the canvas is a well used technique too, it takes away any ambiguity that sketching might give and makes the first impression a truer one.
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We've only got their word that it's not a photo.
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Err. He's definitely got technique, precision and skill, but drawing over a projected photo as if it were an adults colouring book takes a bit of the magic away. Isn't exactly that difficult. He's good, very good, and as H811 says we've only got their word that these aren't actually photos they're so good.
I allow myself to say this as I have a brother and sister gone through Art school, and my great grand Dad was an artist/sculptor. Modern techniques with the long to learn and painstakingly slow, but proven, methods of the past allow this.
They don't look so good, as in colour and poorly photographed, but for real you just can't see the difference upto a few inches! Yelow/White/Black marble, Mahogany or Walnut - anything really.
Apart from the speed board, its all been done on paper!
The looks the board got as I acted as if it were heavy and dumped it on the water were worth it. Everybody thought it was for real and that ir would just sink like a true sinker should do!!!
The idea was to paint a car in marble but I didn't have the courage to see it done!!! If any of you know someone who wants a car done either in precious wood or marble.... Cheap too as it would be a first and act as a starting point and advertisement...
Free for any supercar...
WOT. That bambi playboy descendant of the Agnelli in Italy got his Ferrari done in camouflage...
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We've only got their word that it's not a photo.
There are a few sites with his work on H he's legit

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Err. He's definitely got technique, precision and skill, but drawing over a projected photo as if it were an adults colouring book takes a bit of the magic away. Isn't exactly that difficult. He's good, very good, and as H811 says we've only got their word that these aren't actually photos they're so good.
I allow myself to say this as I have a brother and sister gone through Art school, and my great grand Dad was an artist/sculptor. Modern techniques with the long to learn and painstakingly slow, but proven, methods of the past allow this.
They don't look so good, as in colour and poorly photographed, but for real you just can't see the difference upto a few inches! Yelow/White/Black marble, Mahogany or Walnut - anything really.
Apart from the speed board, its all been done on paper!
The looks the board got as I acted as if it were heavy and dumped it on the water were worth it. Everybody thought it was for real and that ir would just sink like a true sinker should do!!!
The idea was to paint a car in marble but I didn't have the courage to see it done!!! If any of you know someone who wants a car done either in precious wood or marble.... Cheap too as it would be a first and act as a starting point and advertisement...
Free for any supercar...
WOT. That bambi playboy descendant of the Agnelli in Italy got his Ferrari done in camouflage...
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I'm trying to get another one, they are proper mini tigers
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The technique isn't exacty new, been doing some reading on it and it was used in the 17th Century by Jan Vermeer
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There is, without doubt, a talent there for replication. For me, it lacks soul.

The photograph captures something in the subject and there is a real skill in good photography but, in my opinion, this style of picture is too much about the photograph - if that makes any sense. It lacks the personal touch, flair and interpretation of the artist and feels less "valid" than the photo it is copied so painstakingly from. I can respect the ability without really connecting with the picture at any level other than respect for technique.



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Makes sense to me Jim, I get what you're saying

I like the attention to detail and how painstaking the work is, that's why I called it work and not art and the thread title is seriously good with a pencil

I've done a few half decent portriats by overlaying fine paper on black and white photos, not as detailed as that guy buy the same technique
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They're extremely good - but I can't help thinking why not just take a photo - surely the point of a painting/drawing is that it has the painters interpretation and differs from being too realistic?
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That reminded me of the Ukrainain sand artist

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They're extremely good - but I can't help thinking why not just take a photo - surely the point of a painting/drawing is that it has the painters interpretation and differs from being too realistic?
That's exactly why I paint the way I do. I have a camera, that captures realism. My brushes capture something completely different, as you know Kev.
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That's exactly why I paint the way I do. I have a camera, that captures realism. My brushes capture something completely different, as you know Kev.
....or, your not as good ?

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....or, your not as good ?

Maybe Or maybe I don't have to copy or use a lightbox to get the job done. There's a lot to be said for creativity and imagination.

I don't do portraits so I can't give you anything to compare what I do with what he does. Nearest thing I've done lately is a pet portrait.

I'm not taking anything away from what this guy does; he's clearly talented. It's just not what I choose to do. Like I said, I have a camera.
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On an arty note, when we visited St Ives I was surprised how bad most of the artists actually were down there. I found only two artists I would rate. We bought work from one of them, but can't remember his name.
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wow she is so talented. i specially like her work about chornobil, i was born in that country and my uncle worked in that place, but its something that anyone cannot be proud of.
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