Dubai-based Italian artist Emanuele Dascanio uses only pencil and charcoal to create impressively hyper-realistic portraits that look like black and white photography. His works draw attention to the precision and wealth of details.
The large, labor-intensive portraits — some that take up to 780 hours to complete — feature a combination of graphite and charcoal that are expertly rendered to form hyperrealistic compositions. Against a pitch-black backdrop, the illuminated figures’ incredible details are brought to life: every stray hair, wrinkle, and fold of fabric is visible.Sara Barnes
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