Young Artist Explores Hyperrealist Art

Realistic eye by Jatinder Singh
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I recently spoke with Jatinder Singh, a tattoo apprentice and graphic design student in Toronto, Canada. He is self-taught when it comes to fine arts, and most of his pencil drawings are done quite quickly—like the realistic eye (above) was done in a few hours, and the Indian man (below) in 2 days. Singh comments about his interest in exploring different mediums and art styles, but lately he says: “I’ve just been doing a lot of photo-realism, because I want to further my skills and get better at drawing, and just challenge myself.”

See also: “Perfecting a Girl Named Mana.”

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Indian Man drawing by Jatinder Singh Crying Woman drawing by  Jatinder Singh Bird drawing by  Jatinder Singh
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Adriana de Barros

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Adriana is the Webby Award–winning designer, editor of Scene360 magazine and author of "Tat'oo" book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated her time to documenting the lives and work of tattooists. Published also on Inked, Skin Deep, Tattoo Life and more. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.