Japanese Artist Will Blow Your Mind With His Incredibly Life-Like Paintings

Japanese Artist Will Blow Your Mind With His Incredibly Life-Like Paintings

Think these are photos? Think again! This Japanese artist will make you rethink everything you believe about photos, photorealism, and art!

March 13, 2018
Meet Yasutomo Oka, the Japanese artist who can create mind-blowing portraits without using expensive gadgets or tools like a thousand dollar camera or an expensive computer and software.
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Oka, a 43-year-old artist from Aichi Prefecture, Japan, can paint incredibly realistic portraits that people often confuse with either real-life photography or a picture created using Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI).
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According to SoraNews24, Oka uses pure talent and his oil painting tools to create these amazing masterpieces.
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The artist really puts everything into his work. You can even spot the tiniest details, like the reflection of light in the model’s eyes as well as their eyelashes.
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The color he uses as well as the gloomy background somehow helps make the portraits look more realistic – or even make it look like it was made using a computer.
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It takes a lot of hard work to make such intricate masterpieces, which is why Oka takes several days to more than half a month to finish one piece. One of the pictures below – the woman in a kimono – took 20 days to finish.
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Oka is also very good with using colored pencils and markers for drawing realistic-looking artwork. Take these few, for example, they all look like they were taken using a camera with a black and white filter.
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Check out Oka’s website to know more details about his upcoming art exhibit.
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      Bryan Ke

      Bryan Ke is a Reporter for NextShark




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