No one's born knowing how to draw. It takes some time before childish scribbles take shape and turn into simplistic drawings that resemble something that is recognizable. Same goes with hyper-realistic drawings, which take exponentially more time to learn than just simple stick figures. It takes thousands of hours of hard work and patience.

Rafael Konishi from São Paulo, Brazil, is one of those few people that has dedicated their time learning just that. And the result is so realistic, it even puts photos to shame, since taking photos doesn't require putting in that much work. But the fruits of this bitter labor are undeniable, as they're appreciated and enjoyed by thousands of people, and they're recognized as real art (pun intended).

Here's what the artist had to say about his journey in the arts: "I have been drawing since I was a child, but I drew a lot of manga. I met realistic drawing in 2013, but I really improved myself in 2017. Since then, I have been trying to improve myself in this art that I love so much." In return for his love for realistic art, his works are loved just as much, and his 5.9k followers on Instagram are proof of it.

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Sista of the moon
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1 week ago

Looks like a photo

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Rafael even gave some advice to the readers of Bored Panda. "My advice for those who want to do realistic drawing is to be very patient." He explained that the reason why he ventured into realistic drawing because he loves making shapes using pencils.

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Xylle Flora
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1 week ago

No way

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Mathieu Morger
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1 week ago

the shadong

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In terms of the subject, he's not too picky. "I don't have a favorite theme to draw, I like to do everything that challenges me when I look at an image and it catches my eye." He's certain that in the future he'll do what he loves doing most: "I intend to continue looking for images that challenge me and try to be better and better."

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Moon
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1 week ago

Wow...

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Janelle Madison
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1 week ago

I love the shadows patterns

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Moon
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1 week ago

ADORABLE

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Moon
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1 week ago

I WOULD GIVE ALL OF THESE A THOUSAND UPVOTES IF I COULD

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Billy The Kid
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1 week ago

speechless

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トトロ
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1 week ago

I can do that with my thumb too!!!

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AriMalari87
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1 week ago

TOOT!!!

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Eggplanto
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1 week ago

is that blood on the shirt???

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Bisexuali-tea
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1 week ago

damn.........the lips tho.

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Moon
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1 week ago

This looks sooooo realistic

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Moon
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1 week ago

Wow. The reflection looks so realistic.

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Janelle Madison
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1 week ago

Amazing!

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Billy The Kid
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1 week ago

This is great talent

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Mathieu Morger
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1 week ago

Doctor WOO

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Bisexuali-tea
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1 week ago

*bi panic*

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Bisexuali-tea
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1 week ago

whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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emoji gal
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1 week ago

omg this pic is gorg

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Bisexuali-tea
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1 week ago

kinda looks like Kristen Stewart to me

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Vanessa Flores
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1 week ago

Even the slight fuzz of hair on the hands omg so goodd!!!

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hi myself
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1 week ago

The drawn selfie?

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CAELYN MORALES(Cheeto)
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6 days ago

Daaaaaaaammmmmmmmm.

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Katie Bauer
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5 days ago

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"Simo Häyhä"
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1 week ago

"Who took that cookie?!?"

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Gabby M
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1 week ago (edited)

Veiled Virgin. Stunning!!

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Matthew Gilmore
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1 week ago

the smoke

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Peggy Butler
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3 days ago

So realistic.

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William Schultz
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1 week ago

Dumbledore? Is that you?

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Eggplanto
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1 week ago

hooooow i cant do older people T ^ T

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-OldCarnival-
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5 days ago

Is it just me or do the eyelashes not look right?

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Eggplanto
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1 week ago

im so bad at teeth hooooooowhowhowhow

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Terri Altman-Hollister
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1 week ago

Is that a bomb reflected in her eye?

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The Super Bumblebee
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1 week ago

tyrione. i dont even fricking watch got

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Peggy Butler
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3 days ago

Adorable.

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TESSA DAVENPORT
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1 week ago

Is it just me or as we scroll down these get more and more Unrealistic (they are still amazing tho!)

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Lorraine R
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4 days ago

This one has a depth and texture that is much more moving than a lot of the more static hyper-realistic ones.

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Matthew Gilmore
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WEIRD TEEth

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