Photorealism is a genre of art that emerged from pop art in the 60s and 70s as a counter to abstract expressionism, and aims to create pictures that are as true-to-life as possible. Usually, photographs are used in making the pictures, but they aren’t photos themselves. The pictures above are by Juan Francisco Casas and they’re made with ball-point pen. I’m really amazed by the picture below, by Dru Blair, because it isn’t a photo of a real person, but was made entirely using computer applications like Illustrator and Photoshop.
WebUrbanist has a series more of them including a lot more electronic media and some oil paintings as well. They’re absolutely incredible!
43 Stunning Super-Realistic Works of Art [WebUrbanist]