Representational painting requires great skill and practice. The best examples aptly capture light, breathing life into the work. Accurate proportion and perspective is an asset. Matching what you perceive as the correct color to what actually is the correct color requires a highly trained eye.
Artist David Kassan has it down, demonstrating a true mastery of these skill on his website.
However, what is more unusual (and perhaps more interesting in a contemporary context) is his complete mastery of iPad fingerpainting. Some of us (myself included) are slow at typing on a touchscreen, let alone capturing many qualities of representational painting with a mere finger.
Impressive work, watch below.
Which do you prefer... Kassan or world famous Hockney?