You can't deny that Harry Potter sweetheart and actress Emma Watson is one of the most photographed ladies on the planet, appearing in numerous fashion campaigns and constantly being snapped by cheeky photographers wherever she goes. Now, more so especially because her latest movie Regression is out — here's the trailer:
Yet, with all of those stunning images of Emma floating about online right now, I was super surprised to stumble upon the following picture of her. At first glance, it looks like one of your regular run-of-the-mill photographs of her from a photoshoot, but upon closer inspection — it's actually a painting!
Talented artist Nehaal Gonsalves from Mumbai, India, has created an artwork so realistic that it could fool any devoted fan. Apparently, he chose Emma as his muse because she is 'perfection,' and I couldn't agree more. But how did he achieve bringing the beautiful actress to life?
Well, according to Nehaal, he started by layering blocks of nude colors for her face and shoulders.
Then, he meticulously added shading and all the details to make up her gorgeous features.
And this wasn't the first time the artist had painted the British beauty. He said:
"The last time I did a painting of her I felt like too much attention was being drawn to the clothing rather than the person, so I made an attempt to make this as real as possible, because after all she is perfection."
He posted the above final result onto his Facebook page, captioning it:
First piece of the year, my mind is numb from what a challenge it was to detail this beautiful beast. Hopefully this one reaches her though.
Nehaal's masterpiece was also accompanied by a video showing all the stages of the artistic process — here it is below:
Absolutely stunning! Good job Nehaal — let's hope Emma sees it!
For more of his work, head on over to Nehaal's Instagram.