The above trio of pop culture heroes aren't publicity stills from their respective franchises - they're actually incredibly skillful portraits by an artist known as Euclase. I, err... bu-wah?

It's hard to muster any sort of coherent thought looking at Euclase's galleries, packed full of jaw dropping paintings of heroes across a variety of her favourite TV shows and movies, that isn't just me drooling or gesticulating wildly. Some are particularly geeky - like the trinity of Brienne of Tarth, Peggy Carter and Abbie Mills above - and some aren't, but they are all absolutely stunning. You can't help but admire the technical skill required for such a perfect emulation - the shading, the lighting, everything. They're simply magnificent. Check out some particularly awesome ones below:

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And before you cry foul and think they're not actual paintings, just photoshop manipulations, here's a delightful gif of Euclase's process creating this portrait of Sam Winchester:

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Wow. Just phenomenal work. You can see a lot more of Euclase's paintings on her Tumblr and DeviantArt pages.

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[via The Mary Sue]


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