From Visual News
Photo-Realistic Pencil Drawings Come to Life
Paul Cadden’s work is astoundingly realistic.
The detail, the shading, the long hours spent creating the large pencil
drawings which emulate black and white photographs is just awe
inspiring. Take a look at some of the challenging subjects Mr. Cadden
decided to draw: elderly people, whose wrinkles tell a lifetime of
hardship while reflecting on the present, drawings of youth sharing a
smoking cigarette outside a bar, a reclining nude, the busy streets of
New York and of Scotland.
Some of the photos he choses to emulate are recent, while others have
been around for some time. Cadden takes extreme lengths to make sure
every line is perfect, using his eraser carefully and assuring every
gradation is just right. Cadden explains that one of his objectives is
to “intensify the normal,” creating a world where every detail is seen,
realized and appreciated. Take a close look below at his hyper realistic
To see more of Paul Cadden’s work, click here.
HT: I've forgotten but will find out and link, this guy is a treasure.