Saturday, August 30, 2014

Karla Mialynne's Photos of Realistic Drawings

Karla Mialynne makes realistic renderings of animals using colored pencils and markers, and photographs them with the tools she uses to create them. The photos give us an intriguing hint of scale and process.
EDIT: There's an interesting debate on Reddit about the legitimacy of these images, with many people suggesting that they're not real drawings at all (thanks Soondaep).

6 comments:

Willow's Quiet Corner said...

No matter how many times I see one of these types of drawings (or paintings, for that matter), I am stunned by the ability of the artists to do them. Could you use a camera to just snap a photo? Of course, but that's not really the point, is it? For me, it is simply having the ability to pay such close attention to detail and then to also have the ability to replicate it so closely in spirit that you can't really tell the difference. It's the process. And I will always be amazed by them!

Katana Leigh DuFour said...

She appears to be using professional photographs (not Creative Commons or stock image) as reference. Her wave photo looks like one of Clark Litte's photos, but since she doesn't attribute... I feel somewhat troubled. What do you think? I often have use Google image search for many source images but don't copy them direct and instead use them to create a composite or understanding of the structure, what do you think? She is clearly very skilled however.

pierangelo boog said...

These analog tools are evidence and memory at the same time. The heart and soul
still play on a genuine Stradivarius violin! The other on the synthesizer
(Photoshop and Co.). And the result is the efect: "Aha, you can do that too with the human hand, not only with the computer ...!" So far we have unfortunately come? ...
The English explorers recruited from the Indian miniature painters the first scientific illustrator. Because I am scientific illustrator
(I maintain a double life besides my fantastic work)
I am often faced with the decision whether to resort to the "old technology" or if I do not "faster" to do it on the computer. Often wins the computer:-). But privately I care for my craftsmanship and dare prefer the "human Possible"!

soondaep said...

Sorry to disappoint all of you but
it seems like she shopped all her pictures. here's the link

Meredith D. said...

I’d say that unless you are selling or showing as original work you can pretty much copy any photos you like as a learning tool. This situation is a bit different…sheseems to be trying to get some kind of online attention by faking her skill- I’m not sure to what end. Does that make her a con artist? A prankster? No harm done unless money changes hands, it seems.

Barbara Cuddy Farren said...

It definitely looks fake to me... The top,part is a photo and the bottom drawing attached I think.