Via this blog post I came across an amazing artist – Jason Seiler. Being an amateur photographer, I am not much into paintings. I always thought that most paintings miss the details and accuracy of the photographs. A lot of Jason Seiler’s art doesn’t have that problem. Some of the images are breathtakingly similar to photographs and only the caricaturist distortion suggests that these are actually drawings. Have a look at this image of Bill Murray, for example.
Or at this absolutely wonderful black and white portrait:
More images are available at Jason Seiler’s website and in his blog. I’m an instant fan now.