15 Mind-Blowing Pencil Drawings That Look Like Actual Photographs

Every artist has their niche, but it’s also true what they say: The appreciation of a masterpiece often hinges on the beholder.

But when it comes to Brazilian artist Rafael Konishi, you would be hard-pressed to find someone unimpressed by his abilities. Some might think Rafael to be a photographer, but they would be mistaken. He’s actually a hyper-realistic artist who draws photo-like images using only a pencil. Here are 15 of his lifelike creations.

1. Baby on the beach.

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2. A girl at the pond.


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3. Jackie Chan.

4. The “Veiled Lady.”

5. Scarlett Johansson.

6. A detailed motorcycle.

7. Bryan Cranston as Walter White.

8. The eye of the beholder.

9. Woman with a rose.

10. Ellie from “The Last of Us.”

11. A steam train chugging along.

12. Portrait of a young woman.

13. Girl in overalls.

14. Wonder Woman.

15. A furry dog.

Having started his hyper-realistic drawings in 2013, Rafael does not limit himself to one inspiration. Clearly, he has the skills to succeed at any subject he attempts to draw.

I think all 6,900 of his Instagram followers would agree: Rafael has an exceptional gift, and we are all lucky to “behold” it.

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