These might look like photographs, but it’s not all black and white when it comes to the work of this artist.
Despite looking like they have been captured on a camera, these are actually hand-drawn images created by hyperrealist artist Paul Cadden.
The 47-year-old, from Scotland, is able to recreate photos in amazing detail, often just using only a pencil.
From the wrinkles on a woman’s face, a puff of smoke from a cigarette or dripping water – Cadden’s drawings look unbelievably realistic.
The 17-year-old senior says she cannot believe that she is one of the semifinalists in the highly prestigious Intel Science Competition, in part because she lives in a Bay Shore homeless shelter with her parents, brother, and twin sisters.
The story is short and gives few details. Two things came to my mind: Success was achieved under trying circumstances and Samantha has an intact family (the mother and father are still together for those who forgot what a real family is).
In reality, this young lady has more of a home than all those useless section 8 zombies who wreck havoc our civilization and perpetuate their “lifestyle” from one generation to the next with our government’s blessing.