Realism Drawing

Realism Drawing is technique or process used to create drawings that appear to be realistic almost in a photographic way.

Realism, in the arts, the accurate, detailed, unembellished depiction of nature or of contemporary life. Realism rejects imaginative idealization in favor of a close observation of outward appearances. As such, realism in its broad sense has comprised many artistic currents in different civilizations.

A Brief History

In its specific sense realism refers to a mid nineteenth century artistic movement characterised by subjects painted from everyday life in a naturalistic manner; however the term is also generally used to describe artworks painted in a realistic almost photographic way.[1]

Depicting nature truthfully, however, is dependent upon how an individual perceives, or is taught to perceive, the visible world. There are three basic approaches to such perception: that of the classicist, the realist and the impressionist. [2]



Hyper Realism


1. Tate Museum. “Art Term - Realism.”,. 2008, Portrait.

2. Gjertson, Stephen . “Classical Realism by Stephen Gjertson.” Art Renewal Center, 23 Nov. 2009, Accessed 31 Dec. 2023.

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