I love realistic works of art, don't you? Having no talent for painting, drawing, sculpting, or carving myself, I'm always envious of people who can express themselves this way. Although I love different genres as well, like abstract art and surrealism, I'm a huge fan of realistic pieces, simply because they're interesting. There are so many fabulous artists who specialize in realistic works of art. Here you'll find some of my favorites in all sorts of mediums, and I invite you to share your favorite realistic artists as well!
I can't believe this isn't a photograph, and given the tools used, I also can't believe the amount of emotion in this. It's one of the most powerful works of art I've ever seen, realistic or otherwise. Is that pain, passion, surprise?