Heikki Leis’s Awkward and Intimate Drawings of Morning Rituals

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No matter how old you are, some mornings it’s a strange feeling to look in the mirror and find an adult staring back at you. The rituals we perform in the morning find us at our most unguarded, just us and our reflections, and Estonian artist Heikki Leis’s Everyday Reflections series of ultra-realistic drawings capture such moments in a manner that’s both endearingly awkward and also touchingly intimate — there’s people splashing their faces, squeezing zits, shaving, applying make-up, or just staring into the mirror at the person looking back. Leis apparently also works as a photographer, which isn’t surprising given the startling realism of these drawings, and also produces sculptures. Check out more of his work at his website.

Image credit: Heikki Leis. Spotted via InspireFirst.

Image credit: Heikki Leis

Image credit: Heikki Leis

Image credit: Heikki Leis

Image credit: Heikki Leis

Image credit: Heikki Leis

Image credit: Heikki Leis

Image credit: Heikki Leis