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    These Unbelievable Drawings Look Almost Exactly Like Black And White Photographs

    It's all just pencil and paper.

    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...

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    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.

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