Kelvin Okafor is a Nigerian British artist who was educated at St Ignatius’ College  in Enfiield and Middlesex University, graduating in Fine Art in... PHOTOS : AMAZING LIFE-LIKE PENCIL DRAWING – BY NIGERIAN ARTIST KELVIN OKAFOR

Kelvin Okafor is a Nigerian British artist who was educated at St Ignatius’ College  in Enfiield and Middlesex University, graduating in Fine Art in 2009. He lives in Tottenham , London. 

Nigerian London based Artist - Kelvin Okafor

Nigerian London based Artist – Kelvin Okafor

He draws very lifelike portraits of ordinary people and celebrities using pencil and charcoal. Early pieces included portraits of Amy Winehouse, Mother Teresa, Beyonce,  Elizabeth Taylor, Rick Ross, Richard Clifford, King Balthazar, Tinie TempahRihanna, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber and many others.

“Raised in Tottenham,London by his Nigerian parents, who according to him are his number one fans, the 27-year-old Okafor says he fell in lovewith photo realism at a very young age. ‘I work be tween 90-120 hours on average on each piece,’ he explains.  he starts ‘shaping the whole face from the eyes’  ‘I chose to work with celebrities originally because the audience can relate to them and would be able to see how accurately and precisely I was able to draw.”

Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti

Rihanna

* Rihanna

“A graphite pencil artist who is highly interested in detail and precision.

Being extremely precise in my drawings is what I’m most passionate about. Some of my works use as many as 32 sheets of A3 and A4 acid free watercolor paper, which must all line up. Many of my works are intersected by white lines in the symbol of a cross, which signifies my faith, and also adds perspective, making the viewer feel as though they are looking onto the image from a window.” – Kelvin Okafor

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Check Out More Amazing Pencil Drawing by Kelvin Okafor

Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae

Beyoncé

Beyoncé

Aisha

Aisha

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Richard Clifford

Richard Clifford

Sarabjit Sidhu

Sarabjit Sidhu

Sir Derek Jacob

Sir Derek Jacob

Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah

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Manas

Manas

Maya

Maya

King Balthazar

King Balthazar

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Heath

Heath

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

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Angelina Jolie

Will Smith & Japanese Pinkett

Will Smith & Japanese Pinkett

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

King Hussein

King Hussein

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Identity_Series_-_Eye_1

This is actually the apex of amazing, and I bet if there’s anything close to perfection, it won’t be anywhere far from this work.

I’ll decorat him with the title “The Witch-Craft of Art”

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