It’s Not What You Think…

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October 26, 2012 by esarsea

The image above (and to the left) are not photographs, but rather pencil-on-paper drawings by 23 year old self-taught Italian artist DiegoKoi. Had I seen these images without knowing, I would have never imagined these were drawings. Absolutely stunning works of art!

Click here to check out more of his work.

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3 thoughts on “It’s Not What You Think…

  1. torqdog says:

    I was in the picture framing business for 28 years and saw allot of art come through my shop. Some was good, some was great and much was typical of mass production for the majority. Early on in my career we had a piece come in that was a pencil sketch etching of an orchard in winter with all the twisting limbs, branches and twigs and when my eyes first saw this from a distance, I was amazed at the intricate detail of this “photograph”. It was only when I got to a distance of about 3 feet that you could tell that it was indeed a pencil sketch. I was so impressed with this piece of art that I just had to buy it and it cost me more than two week’s salary at the time. The artist’s name is Tanaka Ryohei and I have since collected many more of his amazing pencil etchings.

    The detail exhibited in the works of DiegoKoi is even more impressive. It’s almost to the point of why bother with a camera. The exacting attention paid to shadowing and accuracy is beyond human. My thoughts wander to a “what if” scenario that takes us back to a time before photography. Can you imagine what this man’s talent might have achieved in putting forth an accurate rendering of some of the people of the time? I’ve always thought that portraits of George Washington made him look different than the mental perceptions instilled from his actions.

    Nice find Stu.

  2. dagoddess says:

    I was once capable of such photorealism in my drawings. Now I hope for photorealism in my photos.

  3. Jane says:

    Cool. The first one more amazing than the second IMO. looking forward to checking out the link and the other artist Randy mentioned.

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