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No, they're not photographs! The astonishing pictures drawn by PENCIL
The Daily Mail ^ | March 15, 2012 | Kerry McQueeney

Posted on 03/15/2012 2:51:33 PM PDT by EveningStar

These might look like photographs, but it's not all black and white when it comes to the work of this artist.

Despite looking like they have been captured on a camera, these are actually hand-drawn images created by hyperrealist artist Paul Cadden.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography
KEYWORDS: hyperrealism; paulcadden; pencilart; pencildrawings
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To: EveningStar

In his world, do all men have beards and moustaches? And the women have no “chest muscles”?


21 posted on 03/15/2012 3:43:03 PM PDT by Sensei Ern (My choices in order of preference. Santorum, Gingrich, Tomato Soup Can,Paul, Empty Suit, Romney)
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To: EveningStar
Anyone think this photo resembles Richard Gere a few years from now?


22 posted on 03/15/2012 3:53:57 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: JoeProBono
*Chalk. It's a lost medium.*


23 posted on 03/15/2012 3:54:21 PM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: EveningStar

I’m a photographer and I have expensive software to make my photos look like paintings or drawings... go figure !


24 posted on 03/15/2012 3:56:52 PM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Reagan69

Me too. But it doesn’t take two weeks to make them! Quantity and quality.


25 posted on 03/15/2012 4:06:35 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Wingy
"His beard seems to lose focus the further from the focal point, just as a photograph would. What an eye."

Technically, that would make his work "photorealist" rather than "hyperrealist." One pioneeer of hyperrealism was Chuck Close who realized that photos had that precise problem...one focal plane, and everything closer or further from that plane would be to some degree out of focus. When Close did some of his early works, he'd paint or draw from a photomosaic of his subject so that all parts of the subject were captured in a greater degree of focus.

There is a story that an ophthalmologist attending one of his shows who actually diagnosed an eye disorder in the subject of one of his portraits, of which the subject had been previously been unaware.

26 posted on 03/15/2012 4:09:01 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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27 posted on 03/15/2012 4:29:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: EveningStar

bkmk


28 posted on 03/15/2012 4:30:47 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: JoeProBono

That is a photograph, too!


29 posted on 03/15/2012 4:35:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BfloGuy

Michelangelo was a hyper-realist. In his paintings you can see the detail on individual grains of wheat. The impressionist movement became popular when artists realized that they could not match the detail in photographs.


30 posted on 03/15/2012 4:53:11 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: EveningStar

The human artist has come a long way since the cave paintings Chauvet.


31 posted on 03/15/2012 5:26:07 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: JoeProBono

32 posted on 03/15/2012 5:43:59 PM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: fso301
artistic talent is not a requirement for success.

Are you actually saying the guy doesn't have talent???

33 posted on 03/15/2012 5:55:10 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: EveningStar

Interesting post. Thanks for sharing.


34 posted on 03/15/2012 6:42:24 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Osage Orange
I think the point is that many people with less talent than this guy actually make more money. "You can throw paint???? Here's $1,000,000!"

Just because you're talented does not guarantee Big Money success. Talent is not a requirement for success.

35 posted on 03/15/2012 6:56:08 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: EveningStar

Wow.


36 posted on 03/15/2012 7:00:39 PM PDT by tioga
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To: ClearCase_guy

This woman is looking at a painting that sold for $72M.

37 posted on 03/15/2012 7:03:35 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Points are lost on me, now and again....

I can see them after the point..so to speak.

I think you are correct.....

38 posted on 03/15/2012 7:17:13 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Well you have to admit...the artist anticipated the viewer would stand right there...and painted in her shadow.


39 posted on 03/15/2012 7:19:21 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: Osage Orange
Are you actually saying the guy doesn't have talent???

No. I'm saying he does up to seven of these per year for up to approx $7,500 retail of which he may only net $3,750. Contrast that with someone making millions for works most closely resembling a painter's drop cloth or child's kindergarden finger painting.

40 posted on 03/15/2012 7:20:53 PM PDT by fso301
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