Freakishly real drawing of a potato chip bag (video)

A really neat trompe l’oeil artist who draws everyday things, a la Andy Warhol, and makes them look 100% real, like you could reach out and grab them.

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I’ve always wished I could draw like this, but alas, the gods empowered me with the photographic eye, and not the artist’s hand.

I’ve always felt that photography and drawing were similar creative skills, but on different ends of the spectrum. The photographer recognizes beauty hiding in the shadows where people might not otherwise notice it, whereas the painter (like an interior designer, really) excels at creating beauty. While the photographer discovers the beauty that’s already there, the painter realizes the potential for beauty, and builds on that potential.

That’s a long way of saying that I don’t know if I ever could excel at drawing. My mom is an artist. Sister was too. And brother is an architect, while other sis had always thought of going into interior design (and dad is a great photographer as well). So we all seem to have the creative gene. But I do wonder if we all have different versions of them.


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