Mind-Bending Photorealism By Self-Taught Singaporean Artist Ivan Hoo
Ivan Hoo is a Singaporean artist with a talent for breathing life into anything he draws. His impressive attention to detail makes it hard to believe that the artist is self-taught.
“I have always loved drawing ever since I was a child but I never studied art and am completely self-taught,” the 31-year-old artist told dailymail. “Then about four years ago I decided to further my knowledge in drawing techniques – in particular realism- and work full time as an artist.”
Most of his creations are made with pastels, charcoal, and ink on wood panels. The artist draws from real still life compositions or from photos taken by Hoo himself.
“By working on wood, it gives me a lot of dimension and ideas to create something close to reality and it works really well with pastels, too,” Hoo told boredpanda. “I started to think of ideas and draw things that we could see ‘happening’ on a piece of wood, so the very first idea that struck me was the dripping effect. That was my first anamorphic work.”