The thing that still amazes me the most about great illustration, is just how much the artist can make something look like the real thing. Like it's a photograph and not something created with pencils, pens and crayons. That's how I felt when I spotted the work of Milan-based Italian illustrator and graphic designer Marcello Barenghi. He creates hyper-realistic drawings of completely ordinary objects that leave you scratching your head and saying out loud: 'How does he do that?'. Using his free hand and an ordinary set of stationery, Marcello takes everyday things, like a bag of crisps or a newspaper, and he reproduces them so realistically, that you can easily mistake them for 3D objects. It's clearly a meticulous process in which he goes through. You can see more of his talented skills over at www.marcellobarenghi.com.