These Photos Are Actually Pencil Drawings!

This is 22-year-old Japanese artist Kohei Ohmori hard at work on one of his intricate pencil drawings

1These Photos Are Actually Pencil Drawings!
2These Photos Are Actually Pencil Drawings!

He’s become a hit with his shockingly lifelike portraits, which each take more than 200 hours to complete

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4These Photos Are Actually Pencil Drawings!

Ohmori’s Twitter followers call him a ‘mad genius’ over the amount of manic attention he devotes to his work

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6These Photos Are Actually Pencil Drawings!
7These Photos Are Actually Pencil Drawings!

Carefully-placed shades, highlights, and thin strokes of a pencil can produce seriously amazing effects

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9These Photos Are Actually Pencil Drawings!
10These Photos Are Actually Pencil Drawings!

Armed with a box of ultra-sharp Mitsubishi pencils, any page becomes a blank canvas for Ohmori’s art

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12These Photos Are Actually Pencil Drawings!