This image of a lady posing in a flowing stream became viral on the internet after Twitter user Kei Mieno shared it on his account.
At a first a glance, this lady may look like a typical young woman who is taking a dip in a stream but it is actually far more mysterious than that
This young lady does not have a name. In fact, she is not even a real person!
This painting alone has received more than 130,000 likes and been retweeted more than 48,000 times
The woman is actually one of Mieno’s incredible hyperrealistic paintings
Mieno is a very talented Japanese artist who specialises in hyperrealism
This painter has more than 10 years of experience and he mostly uses oil paint to create his amazing paintings
Like his other hyperrealistic paintings, the painting of a woman lying in a stream leaves his followers speechless as the painting is so accurate and life-like that most people confuse it with a real photo
Other than oil paint, he also uses watercolours but oil paint remains his favourite medium as it is easier to achieve the realistic effect by using oil paint
Not just the details of the subject, Mieno also seems to have mastered the art of shadowing
Just look at how he portrays the light reflected on the subject’s face!
Mieno has been recently featured in Gallery Suchi Small Collection at the Hoki Museum in Chiba, Japan.
In his spare time, he enjoys photography which might not come as a surprise considering how realistic his paintings are
If you would like to see more of his incredible oil-paintings, head on to his website and follow him on Twitter for more updates.
Sources: keimieno.wixsite.com | Twitter @mienokei