At first glance, Kelvin Okafor’s work looks like still photography. But when I learned that he created his pieces with pencil and charcoal, I fell out of my chair. According to this BBC interview, his sketches take around 100 hours to finish and can fetch up to £10,000. Absolutely stunning work. And of course, he seems like a really sweet guy which is always a plus. Just take a look at his comments on his facebook fan page.
All you need is a pencil and a dream and you can accomplish anything. Oh, and hours and hours and hours of hard work.