Realistic Paint Smears Are Pencil Drawn

This collection of thick, smeared paint daubs are actually hyper-realistic colored pencil drawings. Created by Australian artist CJ Hendry, the shadow, highlights, and dimensionality of the work are all brilliantly executed, resulting in an impressive illusion. Via IG:


“To achieve the dimensionality and sheen of fresh oil paint she layers dry pigment atop colored pencil, accurately portraying the liquid medium’s viscosity.”