Here on GraphicMania we’ve posted a number of collections of beautiful photographs to serve as inspiration. Some examples include a collection of flare photography, clean and minimal photos, and pretty nature pictures.
In an art style called ‘hyper realistic art’, illustrators and painters produce works of art that is made to appear as real as possible. Some have practiced their skills so much their work can easily be mistaken for photographs!
Often people do not even believe that the illustrations and paintings are not photos, that’s why some examples are included that are halfway done or with the artist present.
Even though most of the works below are as realistic as possible, the artists sometimes ‘copy’ reality while giving it their own touch through for instance more vibrant colours. The goal remains for the art piece to be as realistic as possible, but it becomes the most enhanced version of realism (without becoming surrealistic).
The art pieces are made using diverse tools, from regular oil or acrylic paint to pencil, airbrush and even bic pens. Each of the artists has their own focus. Some try to capture the human body or face perfectly, while others try to capture everyday household life. Other common occurences are ocean images, reflective surfaces and animal close-ups.
Below we have listed 102 impressive works, grouped by each artist that made the art piece. Of course many more can be found if you’re interested, the artist names listed below can serve as a good starting point for if you decide to search further.
Dennis Mayer Jr
Hubert De Lartigue
Jason de Graaf
Juan Franco Cesas