Each day, Paul Cadden takes photos using his camera before converting them into mind-blowing black-and-white drawings. In the technique he calls hyper-realism, he uses a graphite pencil, which makes the drawings look really realistic. The latest addition to his collection features a 50-year-old man, photographed in Guangzhou, China, and Hong Kong.
Because of Paul’s keen attention to details, the results of his work would often look like the work of a talented photographer. In reality though, these are just works of a gifted artist as all of these are drawn by hand.
As an artist, Paul is very precise when it comes to every minute element of his work.So, even if he only uses watercolors and graphite pencil, he can still recreate photos in black and white.
Paul and his team need to work for about three to six weeks to produce A1 or A0-sized drawings. Once they are done, they sell these at galleries at no less than £5,000 each.
Paul Cadden, a Scottish artist, uses graphite pencil to draw hyper-realistic images, based on photos he takes while traveling. This photo of a laughing woman was captured earlier this year in China.
Paul created a drawing of his girlfriend from a photo he took while on a vacation last Summer.
He also took a photo of an elderly Chinese man, sitting on a stool in November last year.
He took a photo of a lady wearing a sun hat in December. Later on, he transformed it into this beautiful work of art.
While travelling along the the Li River, Paul saw an elderly man. He immediately snapped a photo of him.
This was drawn from a photo, which Paul took while in London.
This man was photographed along a river in Yangshuo.
Entitled “Seascape”, this drawing is a fictional art of an imagined beach.
Here are some of Paul Cadden’s masterpieces:
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