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February 25, 2010

Paul Lung and his pencil

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From Beautiful Life:

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"It’s hard to believe but these pictures are not photos but pencil drawings.

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Their creator is 38-year-old Hong Kong graphic artist Paul Lung.

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A 0.5 mm technical pencil and A2 paper are all he uses.

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He doesn’t use an eraser and spends up to 60 hours sketching out his pictures.

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As he often admits, people do not believe him

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and he has to make videos of his work

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to prove that these art works are not photographs."

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Certainly wowed by the images.

Posted by: Alex | Feb 26, 2010 5:58:49 PM

Here's the only video I could find of him drawing (along with a few videos of him filming what I assume are his cats for inspiration).

http://hk.video.yahoo.com/video/video.html?id=537611 (The change is a bit more dramatic if you pause the video at the start, and then let it buffer, so you can make your own time lapse by skipping ahead. A bit blurry, but very impressive, and gives you an idea of why these take 60 hours!)

And here's some more pics of his drawings: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/6121429/Artist-Paul-Lung-spends-60-hours-sketching-photo-realistic-pencil-drawings.html

Posted by: EEJ | Feb 26, 2010 2:51:20 PM

Certainly wowed by the images.

You wouldn't happen to know where we could find those videos, do you?

On youtube, all I found with his name was one video clip of some of his images, and for some reason, a few cooking videos....

I'd love to see a stop-motion or time-lapse video of his work. Nobody is going to believe me when I send these images to them!

Posted by: EEJ | Feb 26, 2010 2:38:31 PM

...of course me, Joe, I'll always give you the benefit of the doubt. : )

Posted by: tamra | Feb 25, 2010 11:24:02 PM

Where can we see the video? My daughter doesn't believe it.

Posted by: tamra | Feb 25, 2010 11:23:19 PM

(I am speechless)

Posted by: Joe Peach | Feb 25, 2010 4:41:09 PM

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