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

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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Портрет с натуры за 1 час на Невском проспекте в Санкт -Петербурге ( кисти, порошковая пастель ) 50×40 июль 2019 Portrait from nature for 1 hour on Nevsky prospekt in St. Petersburg (brushes, powder pastel) 50 × 40 July 2019 #nikolaiiarakhtin #сухаякисть #сухаякистьмасло #artselect #portraitpainter #drawing✏ #drawingsketch #drawingart #fineart #realisticportrait #pasteldrawing #drawingstyle #sketchdrawing #sketches #sketch #sketching #sketchbook #sketchers #sketch_dailydose #sketchers #sketch_daily #artrealism #arts_realistic #art #instaart #instagram #pencil_drawing #художникиспб #спб❤️ #dailyart

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Это та самая Яна Орлова, которую я рисовал в г. Чебоксары 9 мая 2019 Как Вам такая очаровашка ?😊❤This is the same Yana Orlova that I painted in Cheboksary on May 9, 2019. How do you like such a charming girl ? #nikolaiiarakhtin #сухаякисть #сухаякистьмасло #portraitdrawing #portraitpainter #portraitpainter #drawing #drawing2me #drawing✏ #drawingsketch #drawingart #drawing_expression #drawing_expression #drawing_pencile #drawingstyle #sketchdrawing #sketchdrawing #pencil_drawing #pencilsketch #pencilartwork #pencilsketches #pencilartist #drawingpencil #artrealism #art #artrealistic #Чебоксары2019 #художникиспб #спб❤️ #портретпастелью #графика

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Портрет с натуры за 1 час. ( сухая кисть, масло ) 50×40 Санкт-Петербург Невский проспект. 2018 Portrait from life in 1 hour. (dry brush, oil) 50 × 40 St. Petersburg Nevsky prospect 2018 #nikolaiiarakhtin #сухаякисть #сухаякистьмасло #portraitdrawing #portraitpainter #worldofportraits #portraitsofficial #worldofportraits #pencilportrait #portraitsmag #drawing #drawing2me #drawing✏ #drawingsketch #drawing_pencile #drawing_expression #drawingstyle #drawingpencil #instadraw #dailyart #pencil_drawing #pencildrawings #pencilsketch #pencilartwork #pencilart #pencil_sketch #pencilartist #спб❤️ #художникиспб #санкт_петербург2019

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Портрет с натуры женщины из Китая Сеанс занял более 1 часа. ( кисти, порошковая пастель на акварельной бумаге "скорлупа ") 50×40 2019 Санкт -Петербург Невский проспект возле Екатерининского сада. #nikolaiiarakhtin #сухаякисть #сухаякистьмасло #portraitdrawing #portraitpainter #portrait #drawing #drawing🎨 #drawings #drawing✏ #drawingsketch #drawingart #draw🎨 #drawingpencil #drawing_expression #drawart #sketchdrawing #draw #art_realistique #artwork #art_realistic #pencilartist #спб❤️ #художникиспб #fineart #pencil_drawing #pencilartist #art_realistic #artists

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Мой 19 сезон в Санкт -Петербурге открылся. Портрет с натуры девочки из Кемерово на а-3 сухой кистью, пастелью 2019 г. Сеанс 1 час #nikolaiiarakhtin #портретснатуры #сухаякистьмасло #сухаякисть #portraitdrawing #portraitpainter #portraits #drawing #drawing🎨 #drawings #drawing✏ #drawingsketch #drawingart #draw🎨 #drawing_pencile #instaart #draw🎨 #artists #рисую #pencildrawingart #pencil_drawing #рисуюкаждыйдень #рисунок #pencilartwork #pencilsketch #pencil_sketch #pencilartist #pencilsketches #спб❤️ #художникиспб #art🎨

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