To the untrained eye these pictures may look like a nice, yet fairly standard set of photographs.
But they are, in fact, incredible paintings, the result of hours of adding layer-upon-layer of oil paint onto canvas, The Mirror reported.
German hyper-realistic artist Philipp Weber created them, working from a set of photos, created in a studio shoot with models, makeup artists and photographers.
Philipp works in layers to give it the super-realistic look, working it over and over until the form becomes visible, and “the desired intensity and intimacy is reached” – this process can take up to a year sometimes.
Philipp told The Mirror:
Some people can’t believe, that everything really is painted. They think, I’ve over-painted a photo with my oil colours.
It’s about the second level. It’s about what lies beneath the uncertain surface. Hyper-realism for me is not only the maximum of details, but much more the maximum of feeling.Advertisement
Completed paintings sell for between €20,000-€30,000 (£14,000-£21,000), if you want to get your hands on some.
You can check out more of his awesome work here.