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.

Yigal Ozeri
This is simple one of the most astounding pieces of art we've ever seen!

Yigal

Dan Witz
The following piece called moshpit has amazing detail, down to the facial features of every single member of the group. Amazing!

Dan Witz

 

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Ran Ortner
The famous "Waves"- a breath-taking rendering of water - one of the hardest real-world phenomenon to get right. He nailed it!

Ran Ortner

Alyssa Monks
Amazing rendering of both the water and the face texture

Alyssa Monks

Glenray Tutor
He re-crates colours, and shadows so well!

Tutor

Ralph Goings
Such a simple subject, but so beautifully rendered!!

Ralph Goings

Richard Estes
Reflections and natural distortion are always so hard to get right. Estes' effort is commendable.

Richard Estes

Steven Albert
He captures a classic side-street scene so beautifully!

Steven Albert

Eric Zenner
This is simply stunning!

Eric Zenner

Diego Gravinese
Even a photograph can't match this next piece's quality in terms of colour reproduction and lighting!

Diego Gravinese

 

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