Amazingly, this is a hand drawn picture in pencil by artist Paul Cadden. I couldn't belive it at first but I looked it up! He is a hyperrealist artist and does many pictures that look like standard black and white photos.
White charcoal on black paper. Drawing by Unknown artist used for reference photo.
Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley, stands out from any other hyperrealistic art. His drawings, each painstakingly rendered with charcoal and graphite pencils, look like the portraits of a master photographer working in the black-and-white medium.
Manchester-based artist Martin Lynch-Smith expertly sketches the human eye, capturing every minute detail. From the wispy hairs of ones eyelashes and the wrinkled creases under the eye to the entrancing texture of the iris, the artist is able to execute h
these drawings look like real photographs. Paul Cadden working on a drawing. The hyperrealist artist creates hand drawn images that look like black and white photographs. (Paul Cadden / Solent News / Rex Features)