Photorealism Paintings by Doug Bloodworth

Just… Wow.  That’s right, PAINTINGS.  This dude belongs back in the renaissance.  Hit the jump for a video to watch him bring a painting to life — coolest thing about it is that the canvas is completely blank to start.  I figured that in order to maintain proportions, he would use some sort of guide or grid… but how wrong I was to underestimate Bloodworth’s savant-like abilities. 

In all my 48 seconds of Googling, I couldn’t find an official website for the guy.  But I did find a place where you can buy prints of his work for $1200.00 each.

RELATED:  And if you thought that was cool, be sure to check out this series of photorealistic drawings of half-naked chicks done with nothing more than a BIC pen.