“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” — Edgar Degas
Ivan Hoo is one artist who will simply amaze you with his hyperrealistic drawings. You will not believe they are paintings as they seem insanely real.
Some of them which rock the internet include the cute dog who’s ready to kiss you, a coffee related accident, broken eggs, keys, cute cats, and a spilled soda.
What makes this Singaporean’s art unbelievable is that when you look at his drawings, it’s as if you’re looking at a collection of photos, instead of drawings.
It’s because he has this impressive attention to detail, which makes his drawings life like. Ivan uses a pencil to sketch these pieces of art.
Once they’re completed, he uses a range of pastel pencils to add color and breathe of life in them. He draws inspiration from still life and from the photographs Ivan took himself.
Ivan’s love for drawing started when he was a child. In his twenties, he decided to improve his knowledge in drawing techniques, particularly in realism, and work full time as an artist.
Ivan didn’t study art, which means what he is now is a product of his relentless passion and love for art.
He has the artist’s spirit that can’t stay still unless he gives it freedom through self expression.
With his unique contribution to the world, Ivan teaches us that whatever passion we have, as long as we pursue it, we can leave an imprint in the world that is truly ours.
And that there’s no reason why we can’t do the thing that we love doing.
Being self taught himself, Ivan inspires us that, at some point, we don’t need formal training to become the best in our craft.
If we only have passion and the will to polish that creative genius in us, then we can expand ourselves and bring to the world the gift that we alone carry.
Moreover, if we take a job that fuels our passion, we are well on our way to bringing to the world the best that we have.
Ivan Hoo’s Hyperrealistic Drawings:
“Art is my job, as well as my passion, and I feel lucky to be able to devote myself to drawing and painting.“