Australian artist CJ Hendry began making art as a hobby, but found success on Instagram and left university to pursue an art career. In 2014, she made her first sale with a depiction of a pair of boots made by Australian footwear company R.M. Williams that sold for $10,000. Since then, her compositions have reportedly earned her millions. Initially, Hendry created large-scale, hyperrealistic ink drawings of luxury objects —always in black and white —with each piece taking up to 200 hours to complete. She later pivoted to creating photorealistic drawings of subjects like disco balls and a $100 bill with Kanye West’s face emblazoned across it —which the pop icon bought from the artist. In a 2017 collaboration with fashion house Christian Louboutin, Hendry expanded her practice to include color, rendering hyperreal globs of vivid paint using colored pencils.