Paul Cadden – Hyperrealistic art

Experts, Newly Added, Pencil | 03 Aug, 2013

Drawings from pencil, by Paul Cadden

These pictures may look like photographs but despite looking like they have been captured on a camera, these are actually hand-drawn images created by hyperrealist 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 womanís face, a puff of smoke from a cigarette or dripping water – Cadden’s drawings look unbelievably realistic.

Hyperrealism was born from the idea of photorealism, which are paintings based on photographs but created in a non-photographic medium.

Taking an average of between three and six weeks to produce, Cadden creates about seven pieces each year – which usually come in A1 or A0 sizes – and sell at galleries for up to £5,000 each.

Some of Cadden’s work is being exhibited at the Plus One Gallery, which specialises in hyperrealism art. For more information, please visit:

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