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.
People may not have seen artwork like Barenghi's before, but for Marcello, his artistic abilities are nothing new.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 BarenghiWhile 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.
Barenghi attended Art School "Boccioni" in Milan.
He also discovered the solution to his colored pencil problem.
Yet after Art School, the artist actually quit pursuing his art entirely.
For many years, the artist chose to focus solely on obtaining his college degree.attended the Polytechnic University of Milan, where he passed the Italian professional exam and graduated with a degree in Architecture.
However, Marcello's decision to pursue a practical career did not ultimately provide him with the same passion and fulfillment that his artistic endeavors once did.
If I hadn't lost my job in 2013, you would probably never have seen my drawings. Unemployed and with nothing to lose, I opened my Youtube channel and I started drawing again...Yes. You read that correctly. The artist was not only working at Blockbuster; he was laid off. While at first things may have felt hopeless for Marcello, it wouldn't take long for him to draw himself a silver lining...
Fate leads the artist back to his passion.
Barenghi shares the disappointment he experienced while taking the road most traveled.
I could spend a lot of words talking about the disappointment that I got in my passed working career, but I prefer to focus on the positive things. So, twenty years after quitting, as I watched some drawing videos on YouTube, I decided to open a channel and start a new adventure...
Marcello Barenghi's leap of faith back into the world of art is paying off.
Berenghi's uber-realisitic drawings have people asking, "Is it a drawing or a picture?"
People can't believe their eyes.
While the cynicism people tend to project toward anything in this world that surprises, enlightens, or amazes them, is kind of annoying, it's also kind of a huge compliment.
But Barenghi's art is real. Actually, it's REAL AF.
Here's proof.Here's a time-lapse video showing that Barenghi's work isn't the black magic voodoo that internet trolls were hoping for. Note that he is also not placing a bag of M&M's on a piece of paper and taking a photograph of it. Imagine that? Just REAL talent at work.
... And more proof.
With talent like this, Marcello Barenghi has a sweet future.
It's not only people that Marcello has dumbfounded.
Some people are so impressed with Barenghi's realistic drawings that they're even suggesting new types of canvases for his artwork.
I wonder if @marcellobarenghi can draw a few muscles on me?😝 #pancakesandbooze #pancakesandboozeartshow #Repost… https://t.co/LPSoBRaIuB— Pancake&BoozeArtShow (@Pancake&BoozeArtShow)1516659623.0
While certain drawings by Marcello cause candy cravings, some of his realistic subjects are better left in the second dimension.
The artist is currently saving up for his first solo exhibition.
Yessss! I am now a proud patron of Marcello Barenghi on @Patreon, and you should be too: https://t.co/11ffG8rp62— kong chang (@kong chang)1496636925.0