Buzz·Posted on Oct 31, 2017These Unbelievable Drawings Look Almost Exactly Like Black And White PhotographsIt's all just pencil and paper.by Takumi Harimaya播磨谷拓巳 BuzzFeed News Reporter, JapanLinkFacebookPinterestTwitterMail This is Kohei Ohmori, a 23-year-old Japanese artist who creates incredibly realistic pencil drawings. Twitter: @kohei6620 He shares his work on Instagram and Twitter, where he's been going viral. It isn't hard to see why — just look at this incredible drawing of a simple bolt... @kohei6620 / Via Twitter: @kohei6620 This one took Ohmori 240 hours, from start to finish. And here's a close-up of that same drawing, from another astounding angle. @kohei6620 / Via Twitter: @kohei6620 What's even more incredible is that Ohmori is a self-taught artist, who began drawing as a hobby. @kohei6620 / Via Twitter: @kohei6620 "I couldn't graduate college or find a place in society because for mental health-related reasons, so I'm trying to master realistic pencil drawings," he told BuzzFeed News in Japan. "Although I need to seriously start thinking about my future soon..." And it was around four years ago that Ohmori began immersing himself in pencil art. @kohei6620 / Via Twitter: @kohei6620 "Ever since I was young, it was frustrating to see my older brother draw better than me," Ohmori said. "So ever since, I've always been good at art. I studied a bit of drawing in preparation for my entrance exam, and I also saw some high-level art from overseas on social media, which inspired me to draw." And yes, his works are drawn entirely with pencil. @kohei6620 / Via Twitter: @kohei6620 "I think using color like paints will broaden your range of art," Ohmori said. "But I think using pencils, which everyone is familiar with, can better convey what I'm doing. It's just shading with white and black, so I can also concentrate on the details." Sorry, but we just aren't over this: IT'S ALL PENCIL. @kohei6620 / Via Twitter: @kohei6620 What's Ohmori's secret? "Regardless of what you're drawing, concentrate on a single part of the paper and render faithfully," he said. " And keep adding to it. If you break it up it's not difficult, so it's about patience and time. I'm also very meticulous, and that's a big advantage." You can see more of Ohmori's work on Instagram. @kohei6620 / Via Twitter: @kohei6620 Plus, he's also crowdfunding money for future projects. We can't wait to see what he'll do next. This post was translated from Japanese.