By Kirstie Sutheran
An artist who specialises in 3D paintings has created a series of epic 3D fish and reptiles after spending up to 10 months on each masterpiece.
Hyperrealism artist, Young-Sung Kim, 45, from Korea, first started painting in 1993 and continues to shock people with his oil painting which viewers often mistake for photography.
Each painting which is usually inspired by nature or city life, takes three to ten months to complete.
He added: “I shock the people with my art, often people will say ‘wow that’s not a photo,’ when they realise I’ve painted the image.
“It takes between three to 10 months to complete one piece of artwork.
“I remember when I was nine years old, I was drawing a specimen of cicadas and I was amazed at both feeling of great emotion and disappointment about not best.
“I am pursing an advanced extreme hyperrealism that precedes any reality, it will be more real than photographs and high definition monitors.”