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Photo Realistic Works of Art

Jill Harness

In a world where digital cameras can be cheaper than a fancy dinner, a lot of people take realistic art for granted. Fortunately though, a select handful of artists are still keeping the spirit of accuracy alive, as evidenced in this Web Urbanist post featuring 43 super realistic artworks. It's always interesting to see how different artists get across their mediums and these works are no different.

Take, for example, the drawing on the top left by Juan Francisco Casas. The blue-hue of this image is not just intentional—it's critical to the medium, as his artwork is done exclusively in ball point pen.