These hyper-realistic images are actually detailed charcoal drawings

These hyper-realistic images may look like photographs but they are actually painstakingly-detailed charcoal drawings

  • Dylan Eakin, 30, employs a technique known as photorealism for his drawings, which each take 100 時間
  • He frequently draws his girlfriend, flatmate, and friends for the 18inch by 24inch charcoal pieces
  • The New York artist’s pieces now sell for anywhere between $2,000 そして $6,000 from an online gallery
  • These hyper-realistic images may look like professional photographs but they are painstakingly-detailed drawingscreated with charcoal.

    Artist Dylan Eakin draws the intricate and incredibly lifelike pictures by using a photograph as reference and completes his artwork with charcoal, and occasionally a graphite pencil.

    ディラン, 30, takes photographs of his girlfriend, roommate and friends and turns them into 18inch by 24inch (45cmx60cm) drawings.

    From beads of sweat on a brow to individual eyelashes, Dylan’s drawingswhich employ a technique known as photorealismlook astonishingly realistic.

    These hyper-realistic images may look like professional photographs but they are painstakingly-detailed charcoal drawings by artist Dylan Eakin

    These hyper-realistic images may look like professional photographs but they are painstakingly-detailed charcoal drawings by artist Dylan Eakin

    ディラン, 30, uses pictures of his girlfriend, ルームメイト, and friends for the hyper-realistic drawings

    The artist turns the pictures into 18inch by 24inch (45cmx60cm) drawings

    ディラン, 30, takes photographs of his girlfriend, roommate and friends and turns them into 18inch by 24inch (45cmx60cm) drawings

    Each work takes around 100 hours to complete, with Dylan once spending 205 hours on a single artwork.

    The pieces have become so popular that they now sell for around $6,000.

    Photorealism is a genre of art in which an artist studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible in another medium.

    From beads of sweat on a brow to individual eyelashes, Dylan's drawings - which employ a technique known as photorealism - look astonishingly realistic

    From beads of sweat on a brow to individual eyelashes, Dylan’s drawingswhich employ a technique known as photorealismlook astonishingly realistic

    According to Dylan, each work takes around 100 hours to complete, though the artist once spending 205 hours on a single artwork

    According to Dylan, each work takes around 100 hours to complete, though the artist once spending 205 hours on a single artwork

    Despite his incredible skill, ディラン, ニューヨークから, admitted that he is never satisfied with a picture.

    彼は言った: ‘I wouldn’t be at this level of photorealism if I was ever satisfied with a piece.

    ‘If I ever delude myself into thinking something is perfect, I won’t go on.

    ディラン, who only produces black-and-white images, added that he is not tempted to branch out into technicolor.

    彼が追加した: ‘Charcoal has always been a love.

    ‘Once I realized how versatile it was, I’ve never seen the reason to branch out into color.

    ‘I had someone try to commission a color portrait and I had no desire to do it.

    Dylan reproduces the pictures in as realistically as possible in another medium

    The artist's works are part of the photorealism genre of art

    Photorealism is a genre of art in which an artist studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible in another medium

    Dylan's pieces have become so popular that they now sell for anywhere between $2,000 そして $6,000 from his online gallery

    Dylan’s pieces have become so popular that they now sell for anywhere between $2,000 そして $6,000 from his online gallery

    Dylan eschews professional models as he finds his friends, including best friend Lauren Hlubny, who he credits with helping his artistic process, more ‘real’.

    彼が追加した: ‘If you are my roommate or best friend or girlfriend, I’ll draw you over and over again. I made 12 drawings of my old roommate.

    ‘I do portraits of my best friend Lauren multiple times a year.

    ‘I don’t like working with professional modelsthey come to it with all these preconceived notions. Amateur models are more real.

    He added that he only draws people because they are the subject we relate to the most.

    ‘I make art for human beings so I draw human beings.

    More of Dylan’s artwork can be found on his Instagram account @drawings.by.dylan

    Dylan eschews professional models as he finds his friends, including best friend Lauren Hlubny, who he credits with helping his artistic process, more 'real'

    Dylan eschews professional models as he finds his friends, including best friend Lauren Hlubny, who he credits with helping his artistic process, more ‘real