Singapore-based artist Ivan Hoo creates extremely hyperrealistic illustrations using pencils and pastels on the surface of wood. Each piece of art is drawn flawlessly detailed and looks amazingly realistic. It is hard to believe that they are not real even if you know that all of them are hand painted. “By working on wood, it gives me a lot of dimension and ideas to create something close to reality and it works really well with pastels, too” Hoo states. “I started to experiment on wood some years back with mainly portraits as my subject before going further with a different concept.” Have a look at his mind-boggling drawings and share if you enjoy his work!