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These 21 Pictures Are Not What You Think. They Will Blow Your Mind.

By Emma Reyes  
CULTURE   :   JANUARY 28, 2014

Some paintings seem SO real, you can't believe someone was talented enough to create them. Then, some paintings seem SO real you can't even tell they are paintings. Below are 21 of the most amazing works of art you won't be able to tell are 100% handmade and NOT photographs. These artists are so talented, they'll leave your jaw on the floor.

1. Omar Ortiz - using oil on linen

1. Omar Ortiz - using oil on linen

2. Paul Cadden - pencil and paper

2. Paul Cadden - pencil and paper

3. Kamalky Laureano - acrylic paint on canvas

3. Kamalky Laureano - acrylic paint on canvas

4. Gregory Thielker - oil on canvas

4. Gregory Thielker - oil on canvas

5. Lee Price - oil on linen

5. Lee Price - oil on linen

6. Ben Weiner - paintings of paint

6. Ben Weiner - paintings of paint

7. Ron Mueck - hyper realistic human sculptures

7. Ron Mueck - hyper realistic human sculptures

8. Kim Ji-hoon - pencil

8. Kim Ji-hoon - pencil

9. Ray Hare - acrylic paint on canvas

9. Ray Hare - acrylic paint on canvas

10. Pedro Campos - oil on canvas

10. Pedro Campos - oil on canvas

11. Dirk Dzimirsky - pencil on paper

11. Dirk Dzimirsky - pencil on paper

12. Thomas Arvid - Giclée on canvas

12. Thomas Arvid - Giclée on canvas

13. Samuel Silva - ballpoint pen

13. Samuel Silva - ballpoint pen

14. Gottfried Helnwein - oil and acrylic on canvas

14. Gottfried Helnwein - oil and acrylic on canvas

15. Mike Bayne - oil on wood panel

15. Mike Bayne - oil on wood panel

16. Robert Longo - charcoal on mounted paper

16. Robert Longo - charcoal on mounted paper

17. Diego Fazio - charcoal pencil

17. Diego Fazio - charcoal pencil

18. Bryan Drury - oil on wood

18. Bryan Drury - oil on wood

19. Rafal Bujnowski - black and white photo-realistic portrait (so realistic that a picture of it was accepted for his passport)

19. Rafal Bujnowski - black and white photo-realistic portrait (so realistic that a picture of it was accepted for his passport)

20. Robin Eley - oil on Belgian linen

20. Robin Eley - oil on Belgian linen

21. Kevin Okafor - graphite pencils on paper

21. Kevin Okafor - graphite pencils on paper

Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor and think about how little talent I have.

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