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Paul Cadden’s Hyper-realistic black and white art

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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

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

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

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

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

It takes the artist an average of three to six weeks to create each piece and they usually come in A1 or A0 size

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

Visit artist’s website

http://www.paulcadden.com/