Why are modern artists able to draw hyper-realistic art using just a pen/pencil, but artists from 100+ years ago weren’t able to?

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Edit: In regards to what I mean by hyper-realistic, I’m referring to artwork seen here: Pics

these are almost photograph quality.

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Anonymous 0 Comments

The art 100+ years ago was probably just as good but there was no internet where it could be seen by millions of people. There could have been artists doing amazing work that was only seen by their family and friends and then lost when they died.

Anonymous 0 Comments

As time goes on and media becomes more realistic, people get used to seeing more realistic art. I remember there was some 1500s artist that was so good, people would walk up to his paintings and start talking to them – they were certainly not realistic by today’s standards. But at the time, it was the most realistic art anyone had ever seen.

Anonymous 0 Comments

1. Photography: A lot of hyper realistic work you see is probably drawn from a photo reference. Everything is already flattened into 2d, colors and values are fixed, and nothing is moving.

2. Abundant learning resources: modern artists can study techniques of past masters, and it’s way easier to find drawing classes/tutorials

Anonymous 0 Comments

As time goes on and media becomes more realistic, people get used to seeing more realistic art. I remember there was some 1500s artist that was so good, people would walk up to his paintings and start talking to them – they were certainly not realistic by today’s standards. But at the time, it was the most realistic art anyone had ever seen.

Anonymous 0 Comments

The art 100+ years ago was probably just as good but there was no internet where it could be seen by millions of people. There could have been artists doing amazing work that was only seen by their family and friends and then lost when they died.

Anonymous 0 Comments

As time goes on and media becomes more realistic, people get used to seeing more realistic art. I remember there was some 1500s artist that was so good, people would walk up to his paintings and start talking to them – they were certainly not realistic by today’s standards. But at the time, it was the most realistic art anyone had ever seen.

Anonymous 0 Comments

The art 100+ years ago was probably just as good but there was no internet where it could be seen by millions of people. There could have been artists doing amazing work that was only seen by their family and friends and then lost when they died.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Learning various techniques wasn’t as easy as it is today with the internet. Basically if you couldn’t make it into an art school you pretty much had to either find a tutor or invent everything from scratch. Today you can look up 10,000 how to videos on YouTube and other sources that break down effective techniques for making the kind of art you describe.

Anonymous 0 Comments

1. Photography: A lot of hyper realistic work you see is probably drawn from a photo reference. Everything is already flattened into 2d, colors and values are fixed, and nothing is moving.

2. Abundant learning resources: modern artists can study techniques of past masters, and it’s way easier to find drawing classes/tutorials

Anonymous 0 Comments

Learning various techniques wasn’t as easy as it is today with the internet. Basically if you couldn’t make it into an art school you pretty much had to either find a tutor or invent everything from scratch. Today you can look up 10,000 how to videos on YouTube and other sources that break down effective techniques for making the kind of art you describe.