30 Stunning Hyper-Realistic Pencil Drawings

By on Inspiration

Art has many shapes and forms. Some works of art use different techniques and feature complex and intricate details. Others, on the other hand, use the very basic medium such as a pencil and achieve the same result. Indeed, a good old-fashioned pencil can be used to create sublime and realistic pieces. The only limiting factors are your imagination, inspiration, time, and skill level.

It is hard to believe that pencil can create such realism in today’s digital age. From the use of gradient style coloring to the use of minimal color. A well-drawn animal only begs you to pet it, while you can feel the powerful emotions entwined in other stills. There is no limit to the types of images that can be done in pencil. Each picture allows the artist to convey their skill and passion in a new way.

The best hyper-realistic pencil drawings show exactly how varied and complex you can take a simple medium to. The use of pencil is great to make black and white images, but blending in minimal colors can and does add new meanings and dimensions to the overall image. Also, leaving areas undone creates focal points where your audience will have their eyes drawn to. Each of these images invites you to feel as well as see what is going on, from the quirky to the paint ready portraits. The amount of detail can make the image look as living as it can imaginary.

In this roundup, we’ve gathered the most stunning hyper-realistic pencil drawings from around the web. Check out the full collection below and use them as an inspiration to create your own works of art.

The Complete Toolbox for Designers
Unlimited Downloads: 500,000+ Print & Web Templates, Actions, Brushes, Mockups & Much More!

DOWNLOAD NOW

Gurn Drawing
gurn-drawing

Christopher Reeve
Christopher-Reeve

FuFu
fufu

What a Lovely Picture
what-a-lovely-picture

Karlstadt Watermill
Karlstadt-Watermill

Snow White
snow-white

Broken Heart
broken-heart-pencil-sketch

Yendos Nature
yendo-nature

Pencil art by Rupak Rai
Pencil-art-by-Rupak-Rai

The Tower
The-Tower

Not a gammy leg in sight
Not-a-gammy-leg-in-sight.

Mic the Dog
mic

Sin Titulo
sin-titulo

Katharine McPhee
Katharine-McPhee

Faith Hill
Faith-Hill

J.F.Kennedy
J.-F.-Kennedy

Portrait of Dav Te
Portrait-of-David-Te

Drew
drew

Portrait by Shrimali
portrait-by-shrimali

Hippo with Violin Delacorte Clock
Hippo-with-Violin-Delacorte

In Good Hands
In-Good-Hands

Civil War Drawings
civil-war-drawings

Commissioned Portrait
commissioned-portrait

Best Friend
Best-Friend

King Reggae
KING-of-REGGAE

Gentle Giant
gentle-gaint

Realistic River
how-to-draw-a-realistic-riv

Mikaela and Sam
Mikaela-and-Sam

Portrait by Karizma Communications
portrait-by-karezma-communi