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QUIZ: Can you tell a photograph from a pencil drawing?

Here on Creative Bloq, we've featured a selection of phenomenally realistic pencil drawings (opens in new tab), all of which could easily be mistaken for photographs. So, with this in mind, we decided to test your eye for detail in this little challenge.

Take a look at the following images and see if you can identify whether each one is a photo or pencil drawing. Then let us know your score in the comments box below.

Images credits: Paul Cadden, Paul Lung (opens in new tab), Dirk Dzimirsky (opens in new tab), Paul Politis (opens in new tab), Nick Brandt (opens in new tab), David Kao (opens in new tab), Armin Mersmann (opens in new tab), Larry Louie (opens in new tab), Ansel Adams (opens in new tab), Justin Meyers (opens in new tab), Ken Lee (opens in new tab), Roy McKeown (opens in new tab).

How did you get on?

  • 100% – Eagle eye. You're amazing! Now go and tell all your friends.
  • 76-99% – Excellent work! You certainly have a keen eye.
  • 51-75% – Getting there. But we know you can do better - give it another go.
  • 26-50% – Not bad. But not great either. Have another try.
  • 0-25% – What happened? We think an eye test may be in order.

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Kerrie Hughes
Kerrie Hughes

Kerrie Hughes is Editor at Creative Bloq (currently on maternity leave). One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications. Kerrie's work for Creative Bloq involves managing the team and the site's content, developing and maintaining commercial partnerships, and finding innovative ways to bring Creative Bloq's audience the content they're looking for.