Creating gorgeous art on an iPad requires an immense amount of patience and practice.
These pieces were all hand drawn from scratch using iPad drawing app Paper by FiftyThree. Paper by FiftyThree has a vibrant community of artists working on its platform. Some such as Angela Kalokairinou have created videos documenting how they created their work.
Artist and designer Michael Rose wrote a long blog post showing how he creates realistic portraits with Paper.
Artist Miki Früh uses finger blending and small thin strokes to create the illusion of waves.
Many iPad artists work off of photographs or images they've seen, many draw from their imagination. Paper by FiftyThree user eichan68 perfectly captures this lion's fur.
Photorealistic iPad art is viewed as extremely taxing and can take days to perfect. Artist Zhang Justin's teacup looks real enough to sip from.