Singaporean artist creates stunning hyper-realistic paintings of cats that look too real to be just paintings


Ivan Hoo, an artist from Singapore is gaining fame worldwide for his amazing hyper-realistic paintings.

With just coloured pencils, pastels and ink, the self-taught artist has created many hyper-realistic paintings that are worthy of praises and recognition.

Hoo creates his arts on boards of wood which give him a unique texture for his paintings, all of which are unbelievably lifelike

Like these cats who can easily get anyone to mistake them for real! 

The amazing precision Hoo creates in each of his painting helps the subject to come to life.

According to the artist, he said to Bored Panda that he has always loved creating arts that can tease the eyes and the brain.

“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.

“I started to experiment on wood some years back with mainly portraits as my subject before going further with a different concept.

“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,” he said.

More of his incredible hyper-realistic paintings can be found on his Facebook page where he also creates paintings of a broken vase and spilled coffee that look too real to be just paintings


Watch how he creates this hyper-realistic painting of a cat in this video here

Credit: Facebook/Ivan Hoo Art | Bored Panda


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