Looking at the works of an Italian artist, we won’t be surprised to find someone reaching out for a crumpled dollar bill, only to be shocked that it’s only an extremely realistic drawing!
Realistic and photo-realistic paintings and drawings seem to be the rage in the art world as of late, and of course, we can never complain about these amazing works of art! The most recent addition to our list of impressive photorealistic works is the series of drawings by Italian artist Marcello Barenghi.
From playing cards, to crumpled bills, and even a sunny-side up egg, Marcello’s drawings of everyday objects will force you to look closer before touching them. That is, if you haven’t been fooled into thinking that his dollar drawing is real money!
Curious about how he makes his very realistic drawings? Here’s a time lapse footage of Marcello drawing a freaking realistic drawing of a fifty Euro note:
Now, if only he can magically make that Euro note pop out of the paper whenever he’s broke, right?