Nobody Can Believe This Japanese Artist’s Pencil Drawings Aren’t Photographs

At first glance the work of 22-year-old Japanese artist Kohei Ohmori appears to be high quality black and white photographs thanks to their sharp and photo-realistic appearance, however it’s not until you learn that each of the images is in-fact a pencil drawing that you’re left amazed.

On average Ohmori spends around 200 hours on each project as he strives to achieve a level of realism that blurs the lines between drawing and photograph. Clever shading and ultra-thin lines all make for portraits of people and studies of inanimate objects that take the art of simple pencil drawing and take it to another level. You can see more of the artist’s work over on Twitter and Instagram.

22-year-old Japanese artist Kohei Ohmori creates hyper realistic drawings that look like photographs

He’s become popular online thanks to the incredible level of realism he achieves through using nothing more than pencils

He’s been called a ‘mad genius’ by his followers and each project takes around 200 hours to complete

In order to create his amazing portrait studies Ohmori uses as set of ultra-fine Mitsubishi pencils

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