Using pencil and paper, this self-taught artist creates the most amazing surrealism art, making his creations both hyperrealistic and awe-inspiring. Jono Dry, was raised in a creative household, with his mom being an artist as well, and has been drawing for as long as he can remember.
He grew up in the seaside town of Hermanus and moved to Cape Town when he was in his early twenties. After graduating high school, he took part in an exhibition which turned out to be quite successful, and that pushed Jono to pursue a career in art.
Mastering surrealism and hyperrealism art styles takes quite some time and a lot of hard work.
Earthwonders reached out to the artist to ask him more about this: “I’ve been drawing full time for over 10 years and I’m not sure that I can say I have mastered them yet. There’s always more to learn and ways to improve. I’ve always been drawn to these art styles though, so from the beginning it’s been the art I’ve been practicing,” said the artist.
His drawings are unique in style also in concept. Combining these two art styles he’s able to produce amazing masterpieces. “I’m always amazed by the amount of art we have access to. You can scroll for a few minutes on social media and see something incredible. I think it’s fantastic that we have such an open and accessible art community to learn from and be inspired by. I also take inspiration from my personal experience with mental health and my longstanding interest in mythology and nature. I’d say a large part of my drawing process is actually the planning phase. I’ll start with an idea and then spend a lot of time turning it over in my head before I shoot reference elements and combine them to build a final concept. Only once I’m really happy with a concept, will I start drawing,” explained the artist for Earthwonders.
Scroll down below to see his mind-blowing super detailed drawings.