Thursday, January 3, 2013

Photorealistic Pencil Drawings by Diego Fazio

It’s hard to believe these pictures are not photographs. They are pencil drawings made by Diego Fazio, a 23 year old self-taught artist living in Italy. Also known as DiegoKoi on Deviantart, Diego started off as a tattoo artist but eventually began drawing bodies instead of drawing on them. Each meticulously detailed portrait can take up to 200 hours to complete.

Fazio has been awarded several honors for his work over the last few years.

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22 comments:

  1. These are awesome! I want to see more!

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  2. these are fake, staged photos

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    1. There is enough info about this artist across the web to find out that that is not true. Still, despite knowing this I still can not get my brain to accept this is not a photo.

      If he were to sit infront of me and draw this himself, I would still look at it at the end and ask him when he switched it our for a photo.

      His talet is unbelievable .

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    2. People are willing to believe anything so long as it's possible.
      IMO, fakes.

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  3. his talent may be such due to a specific illness according to which the person is very sensitive to any detail even the most minor one, which will be neglected by a "normal" person, thus he may be so skillful artist.

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  4. you sick people , there no such art .

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  5. Just Beautiful.

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  6. Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate...

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  7. I would be interested in knowing wether or not he uses a shadow method like the old masters. And if one piece takes 200 hrs how many pencils are used up, what does he use for rubbing, and what gage pencils and brand. Your won't achieve results like this from your standard yellow #2.

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    1. He uses derwent pencils of all different shades. And to my knowledge and seeing him work I don't believe he blends at all. I have seen him just d raw every last detail. He does have walk in studio viewings where you can see him and other artists work

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  8. Gahh these are awesome!! I don't think I could ever have the patience to do something THIS involved! It's too exhausting!

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  9. reallly his work is a dream it's like a migic ....unblievable..fantastic☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

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  10. For all of you who are saying Diego Fazio's artwork is fake, you truly don't know the human ability to create exceptional and amazing stuff. Fazio's drawing with the girl throwing water on her face is the best drawing piece I have seen yet. BEYOND AMAZING!!

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  11. This are definitely not fake. Just because you have not seen it being done before does not mean that he cannot do it. For your information. He was brought in for an arts event in Singapore to showcase his photo realistic art works this year. And if you have seen his art work up close - you will be blown away. So for folks just dismissing this as folks just because you have not seen it live - open your mind to the possibility.

    Here's the link of his visit : http://stcommunities.straitstimes.com/show/2013/01/24/diego-fazio-holds-solo-exhibition-photorealistic-portraits-singapore

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    1. To the people saying this is fake........you are all stupid, can't handle the truth that he is an amazing artist

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