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Hyperrealistic pencil drawing by Ashraf Malique

The Pyramids of Giza. Hyperrealistic pencil drawing by Ashraf Malique

The Pyramids of Giza. Hyperrealistic pencil drawing by Ashraf Malique

Hyperrealistic illustrations of 22-year-old Singaporean artist Ashraf Malique (Mohd Ashraf Abdul Malik) have admirers from across the globe. He started sharing his art works on social websites while studying at the Lasalle College of Arts. Before starting his drawing Ashraf Malique carefully examines the subject of drawing – whether it is a building, or a structure. His first piece of the Eiffel Tower is highly-detailed and realistic, as well as other drawings – Pyramids of Giza, Dubai of Emirates. “Usually, when people look at a building, they look at the big picture. But I tend to look at it closer and how it was built,” said Mr Ashraf. “For instance, the Eiffel Tower was built from the base, ground up. I used the same approach for my drawing.”

Hyperrealism portrait drawing of Audrey Hepburn. 3 hours

Hyperrealism portrait drawing of Audrey Hepburn. 3 hours

According to his interview to “Today”, Ashraf Malique is a self-taught artist, who hopes to be an architect or interior designer, dedicates his art to his late grandfather — who was an avid sketch artist — for instilling in him the qualities of discipline and patience. “I think drawing is really about patience. This is something my grandpa had taught me … Trust me when I say I can draw one eye for six hours!” said the interior design major.

Ian Somerhalder Drawing Process Images

Ian Somerhalder Drawing Process Images

Detailing the long hours of planning needed for each artwork, Mr Ashraf said a typical project begins with almost two days of planning as he decides on the correct technique, such as dotting or cross-hatching. After that, the artist would spend close to six hours daily to complete his piece.

Jelly-catcher

Jelly-catcher

Negative drawing of Jennifer Lawrence

Negative drawing of Jennifer Lawrence

Portrait Drawing of Barbara Palvin

Portrait of Barbara Palvin. Hyperrealistic pencil drawing by Ashraf Malique

Portrait Drawing of Ian Somerhalder

Portrait Drawing of Ian Somerhalder. Hyperrealistic pencil drawing by Ashraf Malique

portrait of Zac Efron

portrait of Zac Efron. Hyperrealistic pencil drawing by Ashraf Malique

Pyramids of Giza drawing. One more pyramid to go. Approximately 50 hours

Pyramids of Giza. One more pyramid to go. Approximately 50 hours. Hyperrealistic pencil drawing by Ashraf Malique

Selena

Selena. Hyperrealistic pencil drawing by Ashraf Malique

Upclose of Emma (Negative Drawing)

Upclose of Emma (Negative Drawing)

Upclose of Marilyn (Negative Drawing)

Upclose of Marilyn (Negative Drawing). Hyperrealistic pencil drawing by Ashraf Malique

Your smile will be remembered. Rest in peace Paul Walker. (Tribute drawing) 3 hours

Your smile will be remembered. Rest in peace Paul Walker. (Tribute drawing) 3 hours

Compiled 3 of M. A. favourites

Compiled 3 of M. A. favourites. Hyperrealistic pencil drawing by Ashraf Malique

drawing of the Emirates of Dubai

Dubai of Emirates. Hyperrealistic pencil drawing by Ashraf Malique

Drawing something 'amazing' soon. Work in progress, 6 Hours

Drawing something ‘amazing’ soon. Work in progress, 6 Hours

Ashraf Malique

Ashraf Malique

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