At first sight, the highly-detailed drawings of Emanuele Dascanio look as though they’re photos—it’s only until you see the Italian artist put pencil to paper that you understand and acknowledge the real value of his artistic skill. The large portraits—some that take up to 780 hours to complete—feature a blend of graphite and charcoal that are expertly executed to form hyperrealistic pieces.
Although Dascanio’s work is modern, it has a vintage feel to it. The subjects are often lit with an exciting single light source that recalls the paintings of Caravaggio, the renowned 16th-century artist.
Style: hyper-realistic drawings, black and white