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25 Hyper Realistic Drawings That Look Like Photos

25 Hyper Realistic Drawings You’ll be Convinced Are Actually Photos

Some artists just have a special touch. Especially when it comes to creating a hyper realistic drawing. Therefore, this kind of mastery is no small thing.

An artist is not born, but created. Because of this, there are many people who try their hand at hyper-realism, especially with pencil and charcoal. However, it’s the artists who dedicate themselves wholly to their craft who achieve the effect of a photograph.

Realistic drawings have a certain life to them. Well, maybe not these terrifyingly realistic Homer Simpson renderings. However, realistic sketches have an even more otherworldly pull to their orbit because they are not a polished work of art, but rather a moment of creation and expression. They both, however, can still resemble a photograph. Similarly, sometimes it’s hard to even tell the difference.

However, some of the main artists who have done an excellent job at creating hyper realistic drawings deserve to stand in the spotlight. So that’s exactly what we’ve done.

Let’s take a look at three incredible artists who are accomplished in hyper realism. With some of these works, it’s hard to believe they’re not a photograph.

Diego Koi

Young, super talented, and Italian, Diego Fazio was born in Lamezia Terme in 1989. He’s working currently in the province of Catanzaro in Italy. His work is extremely precise, and has incredible attention to detail.

The resulting artworks are exquisite and compelling.

As a self-taught artist, he has a refined approach. With basic techniques of pencil on paper, he makes people feel astonished, disarmed, and amazed.

Because of this, DiegoKoi exhibits in galleries and art fairs internationally. He’s collected several awards as well. Follow this incredible artist on Instagram. He’ll inspire you daily with his work.

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Image: @diegokoi on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Photo: @diegokoi on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Image: @diegokoi on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Photo: @diegokoi on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Image: @diegokoi on Instagram

Kei Meguro

Kei is a successful and amazing Japanese graphic designer and illustrator based in New York City.

Because of this, she features prominently in many different articles and collections of hyper-realistic illustration. She received her BFA in Graphic Design at the School of Visual Arts, and then settled in Brooklyn. Meanwhile, clients all over the world have come to love her work.

Her photorealistic aesthetic sometimes adds a pop of colour. However, many of her works use just black and white, and still manage to look like a photograph.

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Photo: @keimeguro on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Image: @keimeguro on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Photo: @keimeguro on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Image: @keimeguro on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Photo: @keimeguro on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Image: @keimeguro on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Photo: @keimeguro on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Image: @keimeguro on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Photo: @keimeguro on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Image: @keimeguro on Instagram

Rafael Konishi

An incredible artist from Sāo Paulo, Brazil, Konishi has dedicated his time to hyper realism. As a result, people (and artists) from all over the world recognize his work.

Additionally, the incredible thing about Rafael’s work is that even photographs don’t require that much work, to look that compelling. He’s been drawing since he was a child. However, he started with a lot of manga. From there, he became interested in realism in 2013. By 2017, he’d improved his technique, and has since been working to improve himself in this medium he loves so much.

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Image: @rafael_konishibai on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Photo: @rafael_konishibai on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Image: @Rafael_konishibai on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Photo: @rafael_konishibai on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Image: @rafael_konishibai on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Photo: @rafael_konishibai on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Image: @rafael_konishibai on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Photo: @rafael_konishibai on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Image: @rafael_konishibai on Instagram
hyper realistic drawings
Photo: @rafael_konishibai on Instagram

In Conclusion

We hope you’ve enjoyed this journey into hyper-realism through illustration. Above all, we hope that you’ll use the inspiration from these amazing artists to go and create something amazing yourself! Expression is an excellent therapy, and can help you feel accomplished and connected to yourself.

Enjoy!

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