Are these the most realistic drawn everyday objects you'll ever see?

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