Photo-realism is the new frontier of art, and both digital as well as traditional artists find themselves in a world that finally provides them with the resources and technologies needed to produce photograph-esque images using only their digital or traditional painting techniques. While many call the genre a fad, a true artist knows that art is more about the journey and the process, than the end result, and it is amazing to behold the following artist at work while the produce their hyper-realistic masterpieces. We have made a list of 10 of the best photo-realist artworks we could find, that convey the sheer gravity of the task, as well as the skill and talent the respective artists bring to the fore to produce these breath-taking pieces :
Remember: The following images were created completely by hand, using either digital, traditional or hybrid painting techniques.
This is simple one of the most astounding pieces of art we've ever seen!
The following piece called moshpit has amazing detail, down to the facial features of every single member of the group. Amazing!
The famous "Waves"- a breath-taking rendering of water - one of the hardest real-world phenomenon to get right. He nailed it!
Amazing rendering of both the water and the face texture
He re-crates colours, and shadows so well!
Such a simple subject, but so beautifully rendered!!
Reflections and natural distortion are always so hard to get right. Estes' effort is commendable.
He captures a classic side-street scene so beautifully!
This is simply stunning!
Even a photograph can't match this next piece's quality in terms of colour reproduction and lighting!