At first glance, you might think that what you see above is a photograph of Morgan Freeman. But look closely and you should realize that it’s a painting of the actor. The hyperrealistic work of art is by 18-year-old artist Jack Ede.
Ede reportedly selects his subjects by going through high-res photos. And he found a good image of Freeman that showed all the facial details of the actor very clearly. Take a look at the progress of his work below.
And in case you haven’t seen it before, the video below shows the creation of a painting of Freeman on an iPad Air. It’s by artist Kyle Lambert and it is quite cool, as you can see.
Images from: Jack Ede on Instagram