Artist creates realistic images with just a pencil3/17/2012
Get out your magnifying loupe, because even the most discerning eyes will be tricked by these photos that aren't actually photos. "Hyperrealist" artist Paul Cadden re-creates actual photographs using nothing more than a pencil, sketching optical illusions that would fool most casual art lovers. Each rendering takes between three to six weeks to produce and sells for up to £5,000, or nearly $8,000. If you get reallllly super-close to Cadden's work, you can tell they're drawings, but most people are still blown away by the intricately detailed results. Not everyone's impressed by the dot-by-dot reproductions. A Daily Mail commenter states, "Is it talented? Yes. Is it creative? Questionable. Duplicating photographs seems to be a practice in becoming a human copy machine."
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Is this true art or pointless photocopying?