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Hyperrealism Art Artist uses pencil to create splashes of paint

CJ Hendry, who is well known for her black and white hyperrealism art switched things up, creating hyperrealism blobs of paint with pencil.

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play CJ Hendry drawing (Instagram/Cjhendry)

A first glance at artist Cj Hendry's work gives you an impression of an artistic photograph of paints smeared across a blank canvas.

Hendry's works are actually a bunch of hyperrealism drawings she titles, "Complimentary Colours", hand-drawn by Hendry using coloured pencils, tricking the eyes into believing they are glossy blobs of paint.

play Cj Hedry's art work (Instagram/Cjhendry)


Hendry who is known for her black and white art pieces while she reimages objects in pop culture like a Chanel perfume bottle and Kayne West’s face on a $100 bill had a bit of difficulty creating these pieces.

play Cj Hedry's art work (Instagram/Cjhendry)


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"Working with colour has been a little harder than anticipated, I've had to change the way I see my sketches, it's not just black and white where it's easy to see the different contrasts. Instead, to get shadows and hi-lights it's about mixing different colours. Like for example with this magenta sketch, there are 12 different colours that make up the finished product.

play Cj Hedry's coloured pencils (Instagram/Cjhendry)


A great way to colour match is to use a whole punch and place it over the reference photo so you can experiment with different colours. I can't take the credit for this, my team figured out this trick and I am very grateful for much smarter people than me. Yes, I always use a reference photo, most hyper real artists do." She said.

play Cj Hedry's art work


Check out some of her works.

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