Awesome posted by

Photo realistic painting.


This painting of a lady called Tica is just astonishing. Yes painting.

 This is a painting completed in February 2005. It was a Portrait Class project that I decided to finish in my spare time after the workshop. It probably took a total of around 65-75 hours to complete. The small images are step by step photographs taken during the painting process, and the large image is the final painting after detail and skin texture are added with an eraser and colored pencil.


  • You know, I hate to say it, but I think we are begin scammed…

    I’m curious what paints he uses that show no brush marks, etc. yet show such fine detail as her hair, or the pores of her skin, or even the roots of the hair–oh wait, photoshop doesn’t leave brush strokes…. Sorry, but it would take a lot to convince me this guy isn’t either a fraud, or tying to make some form of “statement”.


  • You think Jon? Interesting. It *is* incredibly good isn’t it? But a scam? Really? I’m wondering what he gets out of it, other than a bit of publicity. Hmm….

  • Tica is certainly astonishing art whether photo, or portrait oil painting.
    Does though like a photo.

  • no scam. there’s whole websites devoted to photorealisim.
    It IS a growing trend with tools available to the DYI people.
    Not just for commercial studios anymore.

    I have recently obseved that some people absolutly CANNOT handle not being able to tell real from rendered. (for fear of getting fooled). This tickles me to no end.
    I have also observed these same people proclaim a graphic “fake”
    when faced with this confusion.
    I say “what difference does it make?” if a picture is beautiful, then it’s beautiful. It dosn’t make any difference to me if it is an actual subject or rendered.
    When you go to a movie do you go running out of theater screaming “FAKE FAKE FAKE”…? Of course not, yet a very large part of most movies today are digitally rendered or manipulated in some way.

  • Very good points BenL. I think it just upsets the purist in some folk. I kind of like it, when it’s done well. And some of it is simply amazing in terms of detail and artistry.

  • Just for the record, it is no skin off my back, if it’s a real “painting” or a fake. I just find it funny that this guy is most likely faking everybody out, and there are people who will defend him.

    I could not “prove” either way what this stuff is, and frankly, don’t really care, however, I do know photography, and also know photoshop. I think I see signs of photoshop not only in the large image, but also in the smaller “in progress” ones.

    And nobody has yet said whether he used paint or if this is a digital “painting” done in photoshop with a tablet, nor what kind of paints/media he used to create this. If it’s oil, it’s an amazing job in that he created hair and scalp detail that is finer than any brush I’ve ever seen (about 300dpi, in fact) and if it’s water-based, again, the detail is even more amazing. However, if he did his work digitally, it is much more to be expected…. so, without that knowledge, we are stuck….

    Oh, and the other work referenced–the plane and scouts? hm… even more curious…

    Well, guy and gals, have fun with your “zludzenie” (and to help you find the meaning–it’s Polish)


comments powered by Disqus

Side Advert

Write For Us


Managing Editor:
Nigel Powell

Associate Editor:
Caitlyn Muncy
Associate Editor:
Dan Ferris
Ecological Editor:
Debra Atlas
Technology Editor:
Fritz Effenberger
Asian Editor:
Hu Ping
Reviews Editor:
Kevin Evans

FB Like Box