Masterful: David Kassan created this portrait of model Henry William Oelkers on his iPad
They combine the bright vivid colours of photography with the stylish flourishes of an accomplished painter.
But at closer inspection theses remarkable images are fact finger paintings drawn directly onto the screen of Apple's iPad.
Like a modern Etch-a-Sketch, the paintings are the creation of prominent New York artist David Kassan, 33, each painting of life models is drawn directly onto the iPad screen using his fingers.
Continuing Mr Kassan's work with hyper-realistic paintings, his iPad art is shaped by running your finger along the nine-inch by seven-inch screen of the £429 revolutionary device.
Using a simple £5 'app' called Brushes, Mr Kassan has moved his elegant and expressive painting skills onto the very definition of 21st century technology.
The app allows the user to re-create accurately a paintbrush stroke and even creates bristly lines and broader touches to match an artist's use of a canvas.
And now Mr Kassan has begun travelling into Manhattan's crowded Washington Square Park to paint random strangers pictures on his iPad.
'I was the fifth person at my SoHo store in Manhattan to purchase the iPad,' explained Mr Kassan, who lives in Brooklyn.
'I was initially going to use the iPad as a demonstration tool for my previous work, which is detailed painted examinations of people.
'I wanted to showcase to potential collectors how my work was created and the processes I go through to create it.
David Kassan's portrait of his father Stephen, left, and Brice Foster, right, in a park in Manhattan
David Hockney, one of Britain's most influential artists, has taken to creating artworks with the new Apple iPad (left) and the iPhone (right)
Kassan paints on his iPad in Manhattan's Washington Square Park
'You see, from a distance my non iPad work can be mistaken for a photograph.'
However, with the iPad in his hands, Mr Kassan saw the impressive screen resolution on the device might allow for more detailed and expressive work with the Brushes app.
'I had used Brushes on the iPhone, but this is a different ball game altogether,' said Mr Kassan.
'This seems to be more about sculpting the painting and it gives the artist more of a feel for the subject matter and composition.
'So for the past few weeks this program has really allowed me to become far more inventive with my art.'
Travelling the subway, sitting in parks or placing the iPad on an artists easel, Mr Kassan has produced some intimate portraits that bear comparison with the hyper realistic work he is famous for.
'The larger screen obviously helps, in that it is more intuitive as to what I,' explained Mr Kassan. 'As an artist want to achieve with my painting.
'The options for colour correction and control are far improved from the iPhone.
'Working in the New York summer sunlight with subjects like Brice here, is like an artist out in the open with his canvas and paints.
'Brushes is a great app to work with.' Taking a minimum of three hours to create his images, Mr Kassan has painted people as diverse as Carmen Santander an 86-year old lady and Steven, his 67 year old father.
Now Apple-fan Stephen Fry has done wonders for Mr Kassan's art by linking to his work via Twitter.
'It is a wonderful thing that Stephen Fry has got involved and pointed out my painting on Youtube through his Twitter account,' said Mr Kassan
'I know he is into his Apple products and it would be great to meet up one day and to paint his picture on my iPad.'
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