Perfecting a Girl Named Mana

Drawing realistic asian woman by Kelvin Okafor
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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
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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

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Adriana is the Webby Award-winning designer, editor of Scene360 magazine, and author of "Tat'oo" book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated her time to documenting tattooists' lives and work and publishing on Inked, Skin Deep, Tattoo Life, and more. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.