23 Hyper-Realistic Artworks Of Cats That Are Hard To Believe Aren’t Photographs By A Japanese Artist

As much as it’s hard to believe, these mind-blowingly realistic images are not photographs but hand-drawn pencil drawings. This art style is called hyperrealism and you’ve probably seen it as at first glance, it resembles a high-resolution photograph but after you take a closer look and focus on details, you realize that it’s actually a drawing. Hyperrealism requires an incredible amount of work, skill, and patience but the result is definitely worth all of this!

Meet the 18-year-old Japanese artist Haruki Kudo, also known as kudoharu125 to his 2,589 followers on his Instagram account, who creates incredibly realistic animal portraits that will seriously make you question whether they are not real photographs. Haruki only uses colored pencils but most of his drawings look way too good to have been done by hand. “I started drawing about two years ago and I was fascinated by the fun” – the artist told Bored Panda.

Though the artist draws all kinds of animals, from eagles to dogs, it’s his hyperrealistic drawings of cats that really stand out. Maybe it’s all because of his love for cats and other felines? Oh, and of course, the level of detail really fascinates!

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Clarebear 4 days agoThis is unbelievable! The whiskers look so real and the nose!

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Clarebear 4 days agoThis looks like a photo it is so good! I thought it was a photo at first.

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Naomi Wayker 4 days agohes soooo cute

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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How Terribly Unfortunate 3 days agoAwwww. I love the detail in the eye(s), fur and nose. SO ADORABLE!

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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purplebusinesscat 3 days agoThis must take hours and hours and hours to get this much incredible detail.

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Clarebear 4 days agoIf I put all my effort into a drawing of a cat it would probably turn out to look like a turkey. This artist is SO talented.

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Clarebear 4 days agoMy mind is blown! This is amazing. You can see every hair!

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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How Terribly Unfortunate 3 days agoSo cute! Amazing detail. I just want to give it a hug. ❤

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Naomi Wayker 4 days agothose eyes

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Clarebear 4 days agoI love the little tongue. My cat sometimes does this.

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Robin Linse 3 days agoInteresting purrrspective!

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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How Terribly Unfortunate 3 days agoWow! Very cool concept. It looks spectacular.

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Clarebear 4 days agoI love the water. It must have been difficult to do the ripples.

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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Japanese Illustrator Makes Hyper Realistic Cat Illustrations That Will Probably Take Your Breath Away

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