Usually when we talk about photorealism, we’re showcasing some particularly well rendered CGI or something of the like. I would have never thought the same sort of effect was achievable with a mere pencil.
But I’ve since been introduced to Randy Atwood, a talented artist who makes art that could very well be a photograph, despite being entirely created from the lead of a pencil. It’s so real, it’s almost eerie, and his collection of celebrity portraits is one of the best I’ve ever featured on the site here. source