Italian Artist Marcello Barenghi is an illustrator and graphic designer who brings his art to life on a whole 'notha level. Like, he literally brings his art to life. Okay, maybe when he draws a chimpanzee, it doesn't climb off of the page and into your living room to either plant a big wet kiss on your cheek or tear you limb from limb (depending on the mood Marcello drew the chimp in). But it certainly would appear as though there was a real-life three-dimensional monkey in front of you. And that, my friends, is just bananas.
Marcello Barenghi's artwork is uncannily realistic.
While the subject matter in Marcello Barenghi’s art often portrays common and everyday objects like cans, candy, and comic characters, the level of realism in his work is far from ordinary. To the contrary, Barenghi’s three-dimensional drawings are nothing short of extraordinary.
People may not have seen artwork like Barenghi's before, but for Marcello, his artistic abilities are nothing new.
The talented artist grew up in Milan, and was exposed to his father’s artistic projects from birth. According to Marcello, his father drew, painted, sculpted, and had a passion for building model airplanes.
The artist was nothing short of a child prodigy in his artistic abilities.
via: Marcello Barenghi
While Marcello wasn’t allowed to touch his father’s model airplanes, he could draw them, in three-dimensional form, by the time he was 18 months old.
The artist found his medium early on.
Marcello Barenghi discovered his passion for colored pencils in Elementary School and would often draw his favorite comic characters and cartoons.
While the young artist craved a “technique that [would allow him] to color and shade uniformly large areas and backgrounds, without the granular texture,” his use of colored pencils still managed to win him several notable awards in his childhood.
And he wouldn’t stop there…