Mind-Bending Photorealism By Ivan Hoo

Drawings that looks like photographs

Never studied art
A glass of wine, an adorable pug, cracked egg, a jar of Nutella. Not only does Ivan Hoo have an extraordinary ability to transform worldly objects into drawings, he also has great taste in subject matter. Singaporean self-taught artist Ivan Hoo creates drawings that looks like photographs. His drawings are so realistic you’ll just want to eat them up (Nutella) or give them a big kiss (pug).

I have always loved drawing ever since I was a child but I never studied art and am completely self-taught,” the 31-year-old artist told dailymail. “Then about four years ago I decided to further my knowledge in drawing techniques – in particular realism- and work full time as an artist.

The 31-year-old artist, born in Singapore, takes up to three days to complete one of his painstaking artworks. He begins with an object and, using soft pastel pencils, translates the image into two dimensions using either the still life or a photograph taken by Hoo himself. He begins with a pencil sketch and fills in the gaps with incredible precision and vibrancy. As if Hoo’s talent isn’t remarkable enough, allow this fun fact to sweeten the pot: Hoo never went to art school.

Check out his amazing images below and see more on his Instagram.


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