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27-Year-Old Nigerian Artist Stuns With ‘Digital Photo’ Sketches (VIDEO)

Mother Teresakevin okaforKelvin Okafor, 27, is wowing art critics around the world – one pencil stroke at a time.

The London native and Middlesex University fine arts graduate has received numerous awards and an outpouring of praise for his incredible drawings that resemble soft focus digital photos. His artwork, which takes approximately 100 hours to complete, has been valued at £10,000 ($15,738).

Using only graphite pencils, charcoal, black colored pencil and gray pastels, Okafor has created stunning images of Mother Teresa (left), Princess Diana, BeyonceCorinne Bailey Rae, Nas and more.

“I want my drawings to prompt an emotional response, making viewers feel as though they are looking at a real live subject,” he writes on his blog.

Click below to see video of Okafor and more of his astounding works:

article by Camille Travis via uptownmagazine.com