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Remarkable Pencil Drawings That Blur Photorealism and Hyperrealism

We’re generally fascinated by photorealistic drawing and painting here at Flavorpill, if only for the intimidating degree of technical skill involved. But for all that being able to create a crazily realistic drawing or painting is a neat trick, it ultimately remains a trick only if the subject matter’s not interesting enough to justify the work. It’s for this reason that we found the work of Glaswegian artist Paul Cadden — which we stumbled across via Scene 360 — rather interesting. Cadden describes his work as not so much photorealism as hyperrealism: “Although the drawings and paintings I make are based upon photographs, videos stills etc, the idea is to go beyond the photograph … The virtual image becomes the living image, an intensification of the normal.” It’s an interesting idea, and the results are fascinating — check out a selection after the jump, and visit Cadden’s website to see more.

Image credit: Paul Cadden

Image credit: Paul Cadden

Image credit: Paul Cadden

Image credit: Paul Cadden

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