They may seem like photographs, but these are the finger paintings of Brooklyn-based artist Zaria Forman—an artist who draws using pastels on very large papers with extraordinary photorealism.

Here's Zaria in the middle of drawing the iceberg above:

Her water renderings are hyperrealistic too:

While I'm not a fan of this kind of art, I can't help but admire her command of light, color and the medium itself.

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