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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
Amazing pencil art.
1 posted on 03/15/2012 2:51:40 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
Incredible. I really like the hyper-realist movement. This is the first I've seen done in pencil.

As Rush might say, my preferred art comes from Realityville.

2 posted on 03/15/2012 2:58:54 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: EveningStar

Yes, amazing is the proper adjective for this. Look at the old man’s face. His beard seems to lose focus the further from the focal point, just as a photograph would. What an eye.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 3:00:32 PM PDT by Wingy (Don't blame me. I voted for the chick. I hope to do so again.)
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To: EveningStar
Taking an average of between three and six weeks to produce, Cadden creates about seven pieces each year - which usually come in A1 or A0 sizes - and sell at galleries for up to £5,000 each.

Figure the gallery split is 50%. In the socio-political art world, artistic talent is not a requirement for success.

4 posted on 03/15/2012 3:00:54 PM PDT by fso301
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To: EveningStar

‘Course they are photographs you see in the newspaper or on your puter screen, what else? D’uh!


5 posted on 03/15/2012 3:00:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: EveningStar

I prefer the one third to last.


6 posted on 03/15/2012 3:01:37 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: EveningStar

Wow!


7 posted on 03/15/2012 3:03:54 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: EveningStar

Bfl


8 posted on 03/15/2012 3:06:05 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: EveningStar
Those hyper realistic pencil drawings are beyond belief. They blow me away. How does one do that? I can't even conceive.

Same with this:

a few simple line and it looks like someone in particular. Blows me away.


9 posted on 03/15/2012 3:09:09 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: EveningStar

The nude is soooooo not guilty.


10 posted on 03/15/2012 3:09:21 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: EveningStar

That Escher guy was pretty too


11 posted on 03/15/2012 3:14:20 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: EveningStar

I am blown away...outstanding work.


12 posted on 03/15/2012 3:14:52 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: EveningStar

Wow! Really cool except his subjects are all fugly.... Except of course the nude.


13 posted on 03/15/2012 3:15:37 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: EveningStar

14 posted on 03/15/2012 3:19:46 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: Bullish
"his subjects are all fugly"

Realistic. Been down to the DMV lately?


15 posted on 03/15/2012 3:20:10 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: I see my hands

As a matter of fact I was at the DMV less than a month ago. I understand what your saying about realism.

I am no artist, but it seems to me if you’re going to spend a couple months drawing something you might want to draw something a little more pleasant to look at.


16 posted on 03/15/2012 3:26:26 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: Bullish
"might want to draw something a little more pleasant to look at"

Well, I'm guessing most find his drawings are pleasant to look at.. someone even started a thread, lol. But I get what you're saying.


17 posted on 03/15/2012 3:31:50 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: EveningStar

awesome - thanks


18 posted on 03/15/2012 3:33:33 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: EveningStar

19 posted on 03/15/2012 3:37:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: I see my hands

The drawings are quite fascinating and I guess that’s what he’s going for when he chooses his subjects.


20 posted on 03/15/2012 3:40:26 PM PDT by Bullish
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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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To: Joe 6-pack; Daffynition

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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To: Lazamataz

Go to the link, keep looking until you come to THAT drawing.

You’re welcome.


41 posted on 03/15/2012 8:24:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EveningStar

If the guy says he really draws these then I guess I believe him but I have seen the exact same things done by high school students with a projector that you can buy for $60. at the art supply store.


42 posted on 03/17/2012 6:49:57 AM PDT by Ditter
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