Hyperrealistic miniature drawings by Paul Chiappe
For Scottish artist Paul Chiappe old postcards, newspapers and books bought at antique shops and online auction sites are a source of inspiration, supplying him with new images for creativity. Chiappe is the famous author of photorealistic images drawn with pencil. Pencil and paper, charcoal and airbrush sometimes – are all tools the artist needs. However, drawings of the artist are so small that a person of his character gets a size of about 1 mm, not to mention the more minor details. Meanwhile, Paul Chiappe began drawing with pencil in elementary school, and later he received the art education. Often a single drawing takes about three months, and sometimes more, depending on the complexity, the number of parts, as well as their size. Noteworthy, the artist works on a drawing, with bated breath, in the literal sense of the word. This is a necessary precaution to avoid shaking the hand. Paul was born in 1984, Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Lives and works in Edinburgh.