Hyper-realistic charcoal drawings

Using nothing but charcoal, sandpaper and scalpel blades (the latter two for applying texture), Scottish artist Douglas McDougall creates hyper-realistic portraits with a stunning lifelike depiction of weathered skin and grey hair.

Douglas McDougall

“ My medium is charcoal / graphite on 300 gsm Snowdon Cartridge, it’s a combination of drawing / painting / sculpture with a nod towards the discipline of trompe l’oeil; an ongoing tribute to the classical history of drawing.”

Douglas McDougall