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Hyperrealistic pencil drawings by Paul Cadden

Hyperrealistic pencil drawings by Paul Cadden, Scottish artist

Street scene – Smoking men. Hyperrealistic pencil drawings by Paul Cadden, Scottish artist

Hyperrealistic pencil drawings by Paul Cadden
The pictures above and inside the post are not photographs, they are pencil drawings created by Paul Cadden, artist from Glasgow, Scotland. According to Paul Cadden, he has drawn these pictures with pencil, believe it or not. These genius hand-drawn images are unbelievable. The 49-year-old genius artist traveled around the world taking thousands of photographs of everyday situations to draw when he returned home. In particular, his spectacular works include an elderly couple sitting on a step in Barcelona, a man walking with an umbrella in Hong Kong and stunning close-up portraits. The images recreate the photos in incredible detail – from the wrinkles on an old man’s face to the small words on a leaflet. Meanwhile, it takes Paul Cadden up to three months to complete one painting or drawing.

Hyperrealistic pencil drawing by Scottish artist Paul Cadden

Bicycles at the house. Hyperrealistic pencil drawing by Scottish artist Paul Cadden

Paul Cadden said: ‘I traveled to China and went to Hong Kong for three weeks because I was invited to give a talk to a school about my work’. ‘In my spare time I walked around Hong Kong, and I also visited Guangzhou in China. I then traveled to Barcelona in Spain and once again took pictures of everyday situations and scenarios. ‘I was constantly taking photographs – I probably took around 20,000 pictures.’

According to his interview to Daily Mail, the artist particularly enjoys drawing ‘ordinary’ people in ‘everyday’ situations. He added, “All of my pictures are just of ordinary people doing normal and everyday things. I think there is a real beauty in the simplistic nature of my work”.

Generally, hyper-realism originates in photo-realism, or paintings based on photographs but created in a non-photographic medium.

Hyperrealistic pencil drawings by Paul Cadden

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