Stunning Photorealistic Portraits By Nikolay Yarakhtin Hand-Sketched On The Streets Of Saint Petersburg – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

Stunning Photorealistic Portraits By Nikolay Yarakhtin Hand-Sketched On The Streets Of Saint Petersburg

We have all seen street artists who hand-sketch quirky and exaggerated caricatures or photorealistic live portraits on the spot, perhaps you even have one of these artworks of yourself from your last holiday. Although these artists might be underappreciated because of the nature of their work, a talent and years of practice that goes into mastering portrait drawings are undeniable and worth recognition.

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There aren‘t two same faces in the world. And before you think about twins, let me remind you that not even two sides of one face are symmetrical. This makes the work of a top-notch Saint Petersburg based street artist extremely admirable. Originally from Cheboksary, Nikolay Yarakhtin has been transferring every unique feature of different faces onto blank canvas using just a pencil for 28 years.

“It takes me about an hour to make a portrait. Looking at the excitement of my clients seeing their portraits brings me a lot of joy and inspires me,” the artist, who has met a much larger and diverse audience on the streets of Saint Petersburg than any gallery could ever host, told Bored Panda.–/

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