Back in primary school, pastel day in art class was known as the day that your artwork would look nothing like you wanted it to. Pastels smudged and spread easier than regular crayons.
That doesn’t seem to be a problem for Zaria Forman.
Zaria makes gorgeous, massive pastel drawings of real-life landscapes – and they are incredibly realistic. Using just pastels and her finger prints, she makes her creations based on photographs. When her work is done, it’s really hard to tell the difference between the two.
She says she was inspired by the changing landscapes of Greenland. She wants to display the beauty of these landscapes instead of the decay. She wants to use her work to fight global warming and hopes that she’s able to inspire others to do the same.
Check out one of her works in progress in the video below!