Sam Spratt is a 24 year-old New York-based illustrator who is well-known for his amazingly realistic digital portraits of various musicians, actors and political figures. His technique is built off of his classical oil-painting training and translated to the fast-paced digital world.
Among the pop culture icons he has portrayed are Obama, Freddie Mercury, Anne Hathaway, Kanye West, Sir Ian McKellen, Bill Murray, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga. He also contributed artwork to Janelle Monae’s latest album ‘The Electric Lady’. His illustrations are so richly detailed that from a distance they can easily be mistaken for photographs. What’s more amazing is that he does it all exclusively on Photoshop.