Looking at Japanese artist Yasutomo Oka’s portraits, you’d think he’s a photographer or a CG animator. He’s not. The man is actually a hyper-realistic painter.
Oka’s work features different female subjects seemingly posing for a quick photo. Some of the women are portrayed wearing traditional clothing, such as a kimono, while others have on more casual outfits.
Some are depicted inside their homes, usually staring out a window, then there are others who are located in more whimsical settings, like a forest or an old village.
According to the 34-year-old, he first works with a model then adds in his own details, slightly idealising the portrait as he goes. Think Photoshop, but much harder with oil paint.
He also revealed that each piece takes up to 20 days to complete, which is actually quite fast considering the details of each work. I mean, just look at the realism of each woman’s hair, skin, eyes, and clothing. Everything appears so lifelike!
Meanwhile, we’re here still trying to get past drawing stick figures. Welp.
If you’d like to learn more about Yasutomo Oka, you can check out his website here.
Via My Modern Met