Reddit Gets Drawn

Here’s a beautiful album from this Reddit thread, made up of photos of Redditors and drawings of them by other Redditors. It’s amazing how a drawing can sometimes capture the essence of a person or emotion better than a photograph, by embellishing certain aspects: hyper-realism?

Take this drawing, for instance. Why do the eyes haunt me so? Why is it even more melancholy than the original photograph?