Self-Taught Artist Creates Impressive Hyper-Realistic Drawings

When you look at the works of Yves Pedneault, you can easily mistake them for photographs. But the truth is that this self-taught artist doesn’t use the camera; instead, his tools are graphite, charcoal, and paper.

Pedneault is especially crafty when it comes to capturing human faces, emotions, and expressions in his drawings. For him, these drawn portraits are more than just an art; they are a way he studies humans.

“I try to capture the soul, the light, the emotion of my subjects through the black and white portrait” – he says about his work. “The drawn portrait […] gives me the opportunity to make the most of the feelings and thoughts that the faces express, all in the respect of the other. The universality of human emotions and attitudes is part of my research and is the focus of a job that requires a lot of precision. Both in terms of line and shapes and textures.”

Check out some of his impressive drawings below.


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