It 's hard for me to believe that these images are indeed drawings and not photos. The precision of the pencil in the hands of the Nigerian artist, Arinze Stanley are a tribute to patience and self-discipline, and they can take over 200 hours of work. The artist from Nigeria publishes his drawings on Instagram to negate the claims that they are not photos. The pictures on Instagram show the progress of the drawings. The attention to detail includes beads of sweat and strands of hair, and it is these features they give the hyper-reality to the portraits.
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From the Pages at Paradigm Gallery is a co-curated group exhibition bringing together a diverse group of 13 national artists in a contemporary gallery setting. The collaboration features artists who appeared in Popova's publications: Create! Source: "From the Pages" Group Show @ Paradigm Gallery