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Hyperrealistic drawing of a glass

First sketched in with light pencil work, and then further defined with color pencils, pens, and markers, a drinking glass quickly becomes real. This hyperrealistic drawing of a glass was created by YouTube artist Marcello Barenghi. The hyperlapse speed takes us through the process in four minutes.

What makes the glass look so real? Watch how the shadows and highlights start to define the clear glass.

Marcello Barenghi pencil drawing
Marcello Barenghi highlight
Be sure to watch until the end when the drawing is compared with a real glass.

Next, watch Howard Lee’s hyperrealistic drawing illusions. Plus: How to draw a 3D hand and stipple drawing by Miguel Endara.