Heather Rooney is an American artist who specializes in photorealistic colored pencil and graphite drawings. Her work has so many details that they actually can be easily confused with real photographs.

“After the first portrait I drew in my high school art class, I became captivated with the challenge of photorealistic drawing and the meticulous attention to detail that it required,” says Heather on her website. “The labor-intensive commitment to photorealism caused me to feel driven to continue improving my technique.”

It takes from a few to hundreds of hours for this talented 25-year-old artist to finish a drawing, but every single of them is special in its own way. Scroll down and see them for yourself.

More info: heather-rooney.com | Instagram

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Alia G.
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2 years ago

i would swear this is real...

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Monika Georgieva
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2 years ago

Wow

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Charlotte Brine
Community Member
2 years ago

What a beautiful, amazing and mind blowing homage to an equally amazing man with such a beautiful soul!

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Laura Zaini
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2 years ago

OMG

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BunnyBlubber
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2 years ago

At first I thought "Wow thats so cool they came and took a picture with it" But THEN

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Leslie Cully
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2 years ago

Incredible skill at drawing hair! It's difficult to get it right. Wow.

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Dog Lover
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2 years ago

Love this one. R.I.P Alan Rickman.

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Larkin Elliott (student)
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow. This looks exactly like a picture. I love how small all of the details are!

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Sunny San Diego
Community Member
2 years ago

Unbelievable skill.!

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UniversalMel
Community Member
2 years ago

I see no drawing... Only movie poster

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frank0ys
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2 years ago

...Ooohhh! ♥

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Maria K
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2 years ago

Potter Heads Unite!

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BarryAllenTheFlash
Community Member
2 years ago

Crap. I cried so much during that movie. This is gorgeously drawn!

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BarryAllenTheFlash
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks so feminine in this picture - she captures that femininity perfectly.

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Larkin Elliott (student)
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2 years ago

It still looks just like a picture. I love the style of this artist!

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Charlotte Brine
Community Member
2 years ago

What a fantastic job of capturing Jonny Depp in all his bazaar but amazing glory!

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Kawaii Artist
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2 years ago

100% my favorite!!

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Kai Cin Liang
Community Member
2 years ago

It is a Weasley Ronald "Ron" Weasley to be exact

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alwright
Community Member
2 years ago

Ellen! :D

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Sunny San Diego
Community Member
2 years ago

I see now, this looks more like a drawing. The skill is amazing!

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Edith Cunningham
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2 years ago

These are so incredible I cried. I would love to see her doing this. Heather you are fantastic.

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Sunny San Diego
Community Member
2 years ago

So much detail, even sweat!!!

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO
Community Member
2 years ago

SHE EVEN DID THE LITTLE MUSTACHE AND GOATEE HAIRS!

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Charlotte Brine
Community Member
2 years ago

This one is magnificent!

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Riddle-Le-Tails
Community Member
2 years ago

the mouth a eyes look like they took a long time i would never b able to do this the best ive ever drawn is me profile pic!

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Capermom
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow...she captured Rihanna beautifully..!

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My O My
Community Member
2 years ago

I want to beep on that nose 😂

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KismetTheFox
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2 years ago

Dayuummm

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KismetTheFox
Community Member
2 years ago

That looks like Gabe from good luck Charlie or something

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Riddle-Le-Tails
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2 years ago

most dont have comments bc they speachless :D!

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_WEIRD_ONE_
Community Member
2 years ago

he kindof / kinda looks like carl from the walking dead...

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO
Community Member
2 years ago

I love how she did the background!