These aren’t photographs, they are unbelievably skilled pencil sketch drawings by hyperreal-artist Paul Cadden.
Taking approximately six weeks to complete, each sketch by Cadden can reach up to £5,000 per piece. Cadden, from Glasgow, was last year shortlisted for Artist of the Year 2011 for his drawings. His subjects are often the homeless, or the elderly.
He says, ‘I try to study the internal aspect of the image rather than focusing solely on the external part. I can fall in love with an image – if that doesn’t sound too hippy. I like to know the stories behind the faces of people I photograph – they could be a veteran war hero, you just don’t know. What makes me different from other hyperrealist artists is that I predominantly work in pencil, while many others tend to use an airbrush.’
Via Daily Mail.