Have you ever encountered a painting such realism made you question whether it was a photograph? We can only speculate how often the artist has had to remind himself that they are not photos.
These hyperrealistic works of art were created by Emel Espiritu, an extremely talented artist. He is a self-taught artist from the Philippines’ Nueva Ecija province of Munoz.
We’ll welcome you to view these highly detailed paintings now without further ado.
We had to ask Emel if he thought he was born talented or if it was just practice that helped him make such detailed paintings that look like photos.
“As an artist, this is a gift.” Everyone has a special talent. I first learned about it as a child. Some people have yet to discover their hidden talent. However, if you discover your talent at any age, nurture it like a seedling. Water it until you determine what kind of plant it is. For you, a flowering plant
“And as you begin to bloom, others will notice you.”
The artist stated that he began drawing when he was very young. “Yes! It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was in elementary school.
It is a hobby that takes a long time to master. It took me a long time to master because I am a self-taught artist, said Emel. That art style is known as hyperrealism.
When we saw the effort that clearly went into each painting, we asked how long it took the artist to make a single masterpiece. According to Emel, “about 1-2 months depending on its complexity.”
Almost often, every artist can point to another person as a source of inspiration. Emel commented, “I was influenced by our current national musician, Bencab, and our former national artists here in our country, including Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo, etc.” Bencab is the name of the musician who is now popular in the Philippines.
Last but not least, Emel already has almost 3,000 Instagram followers, and we are confident that this number will continue to rise.
The fact that Emel’s paintings typically evoke emotion in viewers brings him great joy, he says. It makes me very happy when others appreciate my work. I want to thank everyone who has confidence in me.
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