7 Incredibly Realistic Drawings By Nigerian Arinze Stanley

If you don’t know him already, Arinze Stanley is a super talented Nigerian artist – You’d agree after you see his incredible pencil artwork below- He draws mostly close-up portraits of human faces. Portraits that are very hard to believe are not black and white photographs.

And the interesting thing about him is, he actually never studied art – he is completely self-taught.

To see how inhuman his artistic ability is… check out these 7 incredible realistic drawings by Nigerian Arinze Stanley.

1. Sometimes it’s almost like I’m not in control of my pencil,” he adds. “It’s sort of like energy transfer: most times I feel like I transfer my energy into a blank piece of paper through my pencils and it becomes art.”

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2. Stanley, hails from Imo State in Eastern Nigeria but has spent most of his entire life in Lagos.

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3. Every pore, every nostril hair, every bead of sweat and eyelid wrinkle is dutifully translated to his drawings

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4. I have always loved to make realistic drawings

5. “I draw inspiration from life experiences and basically everything that sparks a feeling of necessity, I love to express deep and strong emotions, as I find them most attractive.”

6. Practice, patience, and persistence’ is Arinze Stanley Egbe’s motto

7. “I’ve always expressed myself through drawings for as long as I can remember even though I never got any art training”

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Amazing aren’t they..

You can follow Arinze stanley on Twitter, Facebook and instagram

Also see his interview with huffpost.

Picture sources: facebook, instagram, twitter.

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