Friday art: photorealism
Take a close look at the artwork above - how was it done?
No, it isn't a photograph.
It was done with ball point pens and took around 30 hours to complete.
Simply amazing isn't it. The artist is Samuel Silva (born in 1983), a Portugese lawyer who only does this wonderful art as a hobby. I only came across this talented man as there was a story in the newspaper. According to the artist: "I don't mix nor blend them. Ballpoint pen ink dries instantly and cannot be erased. I just cross hatch the different colors in layers to create the illusion of blending and the illusion of colors I don't actually have."
Here are a few more.
|Took 8 hours to complete|
|Took 15 hours to complete|
|"Tiger" - Took 20 hours to complete|
|Bald eagle - Took 8 hours to complete|
|"Baby cradled in dad's hands" - Took 60 hours to complete|
|Took 20 hours to complete|
|To 5 hours to complete|
|Which one is the photo and which one is the artwork?|
The one on the left is the drawing and the one on the right is the photo. It was based on a Russian photographer, Taraina. The artist used 7 different coloured ball point pens using cross hatching to create the illuson of additional hues and depth.