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Artist Justin Maas Artwork Realistic Portraits

I have always been fascinated with portraits and the figure in artwork. As a child I would visit galleries with my family and regardless of what else was in the show or the collection, I always gravitated towards the portraits.

Throughout history artists have used the portrait as a form of visual history. With the advent of cameras and photography, many felt that portraiture as an art form was “dead” but I have always disagreed. A camera – even in the hands of a master – can only tell so much. A portrait artist can do things that the camera can never do.

By using hard and soft edges, varying focal points and ares of heavy detail vs. areas of minimalist lines, my goal is to always take the portrait even further than a photo can. ~ Justin Maas

Justin Maas Portrait“Self Portrait” Pastel on Sennelier Sanded 11″x14″ Paper.

Determination Realistic Portrait Pastel on Paper“Don’t Give up” Pastel on Sennelier Sanded 12″x16″ Paper.

Annasophia Robb Realistic Portrait“AnnaSophia Robb” Graphite and White Charcoal on Toned Tan Strathmore 11″x14″ paper.

Portrait Scarlett Johansson

“Scarlett Johansson” Graphite and White Charcoal on Toned Tan Strathmore 11″x14″ Paper.

Portrait of Kobe and Gianna“Kobe & Gianna” Graphite and White Charcoal on Toned Strathmore 11″x14″ Paper.

Johnny Depp Portrait“Johnny Depp” Graphite and White Charcoal on Toned Strathmore 11″ x 14″ Paper.

Katherine Langford Realistic Portrait“Kathering Langford” Graphite and White Charcoal and Colerase Pencil on Toned Strathmore 11″x14″ Paper.

Portrait Peter Dinklage“Peter Dinklage” Graphite and White charcoal on Beige Stillman and Birn 11″x14″ Paper.

Realistic Portrait Brad Pitt“Brad Pitt” Graphite and White Charcoal on Toned Strathmore 11″x14″ Paper

Realistic Portrait of Leonardo Dicaprio“Leonardo DiCaprio” Graphite and White Charcoal on Toned Strathmore 11″x14″ Paper.

Ryan Reynolds Realistic Portrait“Ryan Reynolds” Graphite and White Charcoal on Toned Strathmore 11″x14″ Paper.

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