Perfecting a Girl Named Mana

Drawing realistic asian woman by Kelvin Okafor
Scene360 Merch Shop

Since Kevin Okafor photographs each step of his drawings, you get a glimpse at his technique, and it is impressive how he uses charcoal for the hair—he smudges it, and then with a pen eraser thinly threads and creates highlights. He also uses other materials such as Faber-Castell graphite and black colored pencils.

See also: “Realistic Pencil Drawings,” and “The Hyperrealist Art of Franco Clun.”

Asian Woman Mana. Realistic pen drawing
Scene360 Shop
Scene360 Merch
Detail of the Hair (Mana) by Kelvin Okafor Afro-American Man drawing Close-up of drawing. Afro-American man. Close-up of Asian woman. By Kelvin Okafor
Artwork © Kelvin Okafor

Finding Forever and It's Nice That

Posted by

Adriana (aka The Tattoo Journalist) is a Webby Award-winning designer, editor of Scene360, and author of this book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated much time to documenting tattooists' lives and work. She also contributes to Tattoo Kulture, Inked, TattooLife, and other publications. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.