For the sake of this post, I’m calling a drawing as a work of art that looks like a drawing. Photo realism (PR) refers to the works that appear like a photograph.
I don’t do PR, and the reasons are simple.
1) I don’t have the patience. PR takes a lot of time and commitment. I’m all about instant gratification.
2) Why not just take a photo? Hey, PR artists are insanely talented and patient. I respect them. I’d just rather bend reality a little bit.
3) I like to put my own style into my work. I want to make little changes and make the work mine. I love the little ‘flaws’ that make the work unique.
4) I like straight pencil work. I’m not into air brushing or stuff like that.
I admire PR work as much as the next person, but it’s not really for me as an artist.