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 hyper realist artist Paul Cadden. The 47-year-old, from Scotland, is able to recreate photos in amazing detail, often just using only a pencil.From the wrinkles on a woman’s face, a puff of smoke from a cigarette or dripping water – Cadden’s drawings look unbelievably realistic.
Smokescreen: Incredible detail has been captured by the hyperrealist artist Paul Cadden, but his work leaves you wondering whether your eyes have been tricked
Shades of grey: Cadden was shortlisted as Artist of the Year 2011 and can usually produce about seven works per year which sell at galleries for up to £5,000 each
Art in action: Paul Cadden is seen working on one of his pieces. The artist specialises in hyperrealism – a form of detailed drawing that it so lifelike it could be mistaken for a photograph
Not all black and white: From a distance Paul Cadden’s work looks like a picture. However, a gallery exhibiting his work said seeing the originals up close reveals the extent of the drawing detail
Hand-drawn: It takes the artist an average of three to six weeks to create each piece and they usually come in A1 or A0 size
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