Photorealism is a genre of art in which an artist studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible in another medium.
New York-based artist Dylan Eakin describes himself as a photorealistic artist.
He has a degree in sculptural art from the University of the Ozarks, however, he decided he would pursue his career in photorealism where he began training himself in 2006.
Dylan’s drawings of life-like portraits can be easily mistaken for real professional photographs.
The process starts by using a photo as a reference and then completes his artwork using charcoal, and occasionally a graphite pencil.
Artist Self Portrait
Each work takes around 100 hours to complete but can easily go up to 200 hours if the subject requires it and these artworks come with a price of around $6,000.
“It’s been a bit of a journey, but I’m finally at a place, where I’m truly proud of my work,”
the artist wrote on Bored Panda.
“Charcoal is the main medium I used, with graphite for the finer details. Every once in a while, I’ll use tiny points of white paint for the highlights.”
Scroll down and check out his work below.