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from The Huffington Post

Surreal Hyperrealistic Paintings That Require A Double-Take

"Surfaced” acknowledges the relationship between photography, painting and drawing in portraiture. -MELISSA COOKE

Melissa Cooke is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin in fine arts. She creates what can only be referred to as graphite paintings, as she states ” I create my work by applying thin layers of powdered graphite to paper with a dry brush.”The effect is amazing, the end result is a hyper realistic drawing.