Unbelievable Pencil Art by Paul Lung

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pencil drawings by Paul Lung

It’s hard to believe but all these beautiful pictures are not photos but pencil drawings. The author of such unbelievable art is 38-year-old graphic artist from Hong Kong Paul Lung. 0.5 mm technical pencil and A2 paper are the only attributes of these masterpieces. He doesn’t use eraser and spends up to 60 hours sketching out his pictures. As he often admits people do not believe him and he has to make videos of his work to prove that these art works are not photographs. Check these beautiful artworks by yourself.

 

UPDATE: Due to the increasing number of comments from our readers who doubt in real belonging of these images to the works of Paul Lung – we’ve contacted with author of these art works. Rather Paul Loong himself contacted us and explained that not all of art works were placed in its portfolio on devianart were really his work. How it was happened – Lung did not explain, but we have edited our post, and now our readers can be sure – all the works featured on this page are indeed the real work of Paul Lung.

 

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

pencil drawings by Paul Lung

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525 Comments
  1. Great art. this is all time amazing and of course its make a good impact on soft heart people. Well contribute.

  2. That’s so cool! Love the art. I couldn’t believe that was done by pencil until I saw the one with the signature. Very talented.

  3. Tom

    Good quality photos and Cute cat!

  4. they’re so cute, I really enjoy this picture.

  5. This is really amazing…

  6. Sam

    Really unbelievable art i am very impressed to see this nice pencil art mind blowing.

  7. Imran Tahir

    Lovely Like Love…..
    Really I Have never been Saw These Kind Of art I just love It..
    Amazing And I Solute you……<3

  8. Jeff

    Amazing picture! I am very impressed.

    • w, this is a really great pencil art. In theory I’d like to write like this also – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something done.

  9. Magnifique photo… j’adore la première !

    Celine

  10. Really beautiful your drawings, really closer to reality. Nice work :)

  11. incredible,lively &lovely. i love such an art.i will tell my son to learn this n do this type of art work, with a signature of his own, of people

  12. I myself love pencil drawing and quiet often. I have read previous comments on here about the drawings and read in some cases read versions of disbelief in the honesty of the truefulness of the pictures,

  13. humand hand then paul lungs work is is truely amazing, absolutely magnificant.

  14. Helen

    Great pictures! I love Kitts :)

  15. suz

    ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! You are very gifted! Just absolutely awesome! I LOVE IT!

  16. MAGGIE MARQUES

    It is undoubtedly fascinated and a well done art…iT REALLY LOOKS LIKE PHOTOS!!! CONGRATULATIONS… cats are my favorite animal… ;D

  17. I myself love pencil drawing and quiet often. I have read previous comments on here about the drawings and read in some cases read versions of disbelief in the honesty of the truefulness of the pictures, all down to the exceptional level of skill shown. All I can say is if this work is drawn by a humand hand then paul lungs work is is truely amazing, absolutely magnificant.

  18. Thanks drawings are impresive i my self love to draw and hope to some my drawings to be as good

  19. bravo! I would love to see his work with people. what a great talent!

  20. It is absolutely amazing that these images were made ​​in pencil summers! It really looks like real photos … hat the artist.

  21. The work displayed is here is simply incredible! To the naysayers here, one of my brothers-in-law is extremely talented and also used to do pencil sketches similar to these, and although the technique he uses is different, the final product almost looks like a photograph!

  22. Magnifique your illustrations. Congratulations for your article! Anna

  23. Those are such an amazing pictures and I really love that kitten. I wish that I could also have such a cute and pretty cat :(

  24. If you had not told us they are sketches how could we have identified them as a artwork by an artist? They look soooo real that can easily be mistaken with real life photograph.

    I still wonder how talented that artist was who drew these wonderful sketches!

  25. ady

    I have been drawing with graphite pencils since i started school (I am now 30 yrs old) and i have never seen anything so AMAZING as what u can do!!! I have always said that no matter how good you are at something there will always be someone better at it but i am happy to say that you are the BEST at what you do! I now strive to be as talented and dedicated to drawing as you are

  26. who are good with a pencil and a lot of time. If it were painted, that might be a bit more impressive, but when you’re copying shade for shade,

  27. Paul Lung I stayed up a bit late this night I got to work tomorrow
    I am Glad I did you are one of the great possible Greatest Artist of
    our modern day with Graphite.

  28. such talent, and patience, and complete concentration, and attention to detail. Plus, as much time in the world as you need. Though, with your skill it probably doesn’t take too long. By the way, I love cats, kittens, flowers and bouquets of flowers. T

  29. just can’t believe that these are done by a single pencil

  30. Great work it! looks so amazing real

  31. cats = perfection and this guy captured it just right.

  32. Thanks Also u can tell its a pencil drawing if u look closely, there are a few little marks that you can tell were made by pencil. but at first glance they look like photos

  33. Sweet photos! U have more? Really talented artist.

  34. Lol, that’s great! Im’ very impressed because it is amazing pictures, beauty cats ;)

  35. Banu Priya

    awesome art.. simply excellent!!

  36. sarah

    WOW that is AMAZING. I thought they were photos at first.

  37. Rob

    These are incredible pictures. Going to mention them on my webpage.

  38. The definition and quality of the photos are great!

  39. so unbelievable,it looks like real cat.

  40. You don’t think you can add a signature to a photo

  41. The cats in the snaps are looking very attractive, i liked all.

  42. Really incredible but I believe these are side attracted. COZ The Trademark of the guy is included to the pictures. also its possible thats why.

  43. Great pictures really like this

  44. That’s the problem these days, people can use photoshop to make their photos look like drawings, and they go off saying they drew it.

  45. thank for pictures cute cats,very much!

  46. nice blognot believe my own eyes ,I am very lucky and privileged to see these amazing art works . simply unbelievable to ! I want this cat now!

    Please post more pictures when you have t

  47. These are really mazing pcitures and I have never seen such pictures earlier in my life. Excellent artist who have crafted such nice images looking absolutely genuine and real. My cat is playing with my rc helicopters every day :D

  48. very nice and impressive.

  49. i don’t understand the point of an artist copying photographs. it never impresses me. this is not art, merely copying. my scanner can do that.

  50. A wonderful mastery of technique…but why bother when photography achieves the same effect much more quickly. I would like to see captured more of cat essence than cat image.

  51. Wow, this is so cool, you can even say. Talent is very good.. Great future ahead

  52. Ngox Kts

    wow ……. so beautiful ~~

  53. Now I am a professional photographer and I thought that it was a photograph. Wondered why a painter of his stature (at the time0 would have such a plain photograph, even tho it was excellent by any standard.

  54. Paul Lung is one of the best artist I have ever seen. These drawings are unbelievable. Thanks a lot for sharing them.

  55. These are amazing!!! Also u can tell its a pencil drawing if u look closely, there are a few little marks that you can tell were made by pencil. but at first glance they look like photos!

  56. Hadley

    That is amazing. Who knew that humans can do these incredible things!

  57. priya

    realy supb ……..

  58. How cute. I really like these pics. The various shades of black and white are really incredible.

  59. Jim

    That is absolutely amazing. Before I read the title of the post I thought they were photos.

  60. Paul Lung I stayed up a bit late this night I got to work tomorrow
    I am Glad I did you are one of the great possible Greatest Artist of
    our modern day with Graphite. I have seen many Congratulation
    O.Z. Oscar Zaragoza born1971

  61. Really unbelievable but I believe these are hand drawn. COZ The Signature of the dude is added to the images. also its possible thats why.

  62. The cats in the snaps are looking very attractive, i liked all.

  63. Some people just have a talent that most people don’t.

  64. after photoshop if you pen up a classic windows paint you can easily add a signature.

  65. sam

    its really fabulous and extraordinary

  66. I think you are very talented. Really good… I like cats!
    Amazing article… Great photo’s!

  67. As he often admits people do not belive him and he has to make videos of his work to prove that these art works are not photographs.

  68. As he often admits people do not belive him and he has to make videos of his work to prove that these art works are not photographs. Check these beautiful artworks by yourself.

  69. Really unbelievable but I believe these are hand drawn. COZ The Signature of the dude is added to the images. also its possible thats why.

  70. I cannot believe that it is possible with pencil …

  71. The blur, for example, can be achieved simply by swiping your finger over the line. Is a technique that I normally use if you want one of my drawings I have posted on my blog.

  72. Great pictures! I really like cats and this pictures are superb!!

    • i think they don’t take good care of the cat.

  73. These are some amazing pictures.

  74. S. robertson

    Master class work. Do I see some reverse technique in there? You and Hillberry could change the general view of pencil. Keep it up.

  75. Excellent post! The artist who have crafted such nice images looking absolutely genuine and real. My cat is playing with my rc helicopters every day and play with my another dog ;)

  76. IS that by Pencil?Wow unbelievable

  77. Tell you the fact ,I’m also a cat person.It’s really cute.

  78. This is Something Very Special i seen before awesome work.

  79. prasath

    oh god oh god oh gooooooooooooooooooooooddddddd how is this possible its amazing

  80. Zixcola

    This is fabulous,indeed a whao,dat work done by an extraodinarily endowed art icon.Am makin u my mentor.Man i dey hail u 4 here.

  81. thanks a lot for that unbelievable article !

  82. The blog is absolutely fantastic. Lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need. Thanks.

  83. Mac

    Impresionante, solo el ultimo me deja dudas, no veo el rastro del grafiti como en los demas, aun asi, es fantastico el trabajo de este hombre.

  84. these pictures are really amazing. I love cats! I do have a persian cat name mano

  85. shinsha

    i cant believe my eyes ..
    Its its its….mindblowing ..superb sire

  86. wow, this is something really awesome,man the artist is gifted. great genes… keep it up man.. thumbs up to your work and your cat… definitely gonna be dropping by. thanks a lot and more power

  87. bithi

    your sketches are really like photographys

  88. Paul Lung, your work is truly amazing. Still can’t believe that 1st picture of a cat is a pencil drawing! Insane.

  89. syed rizwan

    unbelievable im impressed the pic really very talented pencil Artist

  90. Simply unbelievable!!! You are really a champion!!!

  91. Aditya Mili

    wah! Beautiful

  92. Simply amazing. Only can be drawn by a Genius.

  93. maksud

    i m lou it

  94. These are some amazing sketches.I neva seen anything like these before.He is simply awesome.

  95. It’s mostly a matter of how good your copying and blending skills are. We mostly did it to make us stop obsessing over making our drwings look like photos; by the time you finish copying a photo this way you are by gum ready to CREATE something, if you have any imagination. They are pretty–but I’d just as soon have the photo.

  96. i had a great love for cats… i already have two with me… my cochi pooo’s…. amazing work…thanks!

  97. That is just fantabolous piece of work How cute those cats are by the way. And really unbelieveable work by the artist.

  98. Ameeth Babu

    Hi Paul,

    I have no words to express my feelings. I wish you create lot more & keep surprising your fans.

    Regards
    Ameeth

  99. Really, in some of these , its almost impossible to tell that they arent photos. Hats off!

  100. these are simply amazing. I would love to see his work with people. what a great talent.

  101. this is one of the amazing art and I have never come across such pictures. Great job done by a highly talented artist.

  102. such talent, and patience, and complete concentration, and attention to detail. Plus, as much time in the world as you need. Though, with your skill it probably doesn’t take too long. By the way, I love cats, kittens, flowers and bouquets of flowers. Thanks a million for sharing ~ and God Bless You always…….

  103. These really are fantastic examples pencil. My favourite is the cat example. Great design.

  104. I myself love pencil drawing and quiet often. I have read previous comments on here about the drawings and read in some cases read versions of disbelief in the honesty of the truefulness of the pictures, all down to the exceptional level of skill shown. All I can say is if this work is drawn by a humand hand then paul lungs work is is truely amazing, absolutely magnificant.

  105. alice3372

    There’s even BETTER out there as well. It’s not impossible =/ Yes, there are A LOT of fakes out there, but then again there are a LOT of real good artists, like this one, who put their time and patience into their drawings to make them look realistic.

  106. I was thinking. White whiskers – wow! I am also impressed with the studio portrait style, as if these animals were “sitting” for him. So amazing. Time to break my pencils, pens and brushes…

  107. james chorei

    unbeliveable

  108. I myself love pencil drawing and quiet often. I have read previous comments on here about the drawings and read in some cases read versions of disbelief in the honesty of the truefulness of the pictures, all down to the exceptional level of skill shown. All I can say is if this work is drawn by a humand hand then paul lungs work is is truely amazing, absolutely magnificant.

  109. That’s the problem these days, people can use photoshop to make their photos look like drawings, and they go off saying they drew it.

  110. Are you kidding me this is gorgeous! I thought it was a photograph!

    • 100% agreed, these are amazing! Cats being the cornerstone of the internet I can see these doing very well. Keep it up these are really amazing.

  111. Wow.. Splendid, this is really a awesome work, the shine of pencil is looking real. I love your art.
    Thanks for sharing

  112. Thank you, pictures are more than just copying photographs the expressions are absolutely wonderful and the lion’s hairdo is absolutke beautiful, he looks so bewildered.

  113. Take a lot of time to be perfect pencil art. When an artist is rushed with a project, it usually comes out sloppy.

  114. eve

    nu am cuvinte….superb

  115. bhoomi

    poul lung is amaiziiiiiiiiiiiiiig

  116. To the naysayers here, one of my brothers-in-law is extremely talented and also used to do pencil sketches similar to these, and although the technique he uses is different, the final product almost looks like a photograph

  117. Yes… it would be impossible to add a signature to a photograph using Photoshop. Homo habilis says, “What?” Snide remarks aside, they are beautifully drawn. The cat wearing a bow tie is my personal favorite.

    • vigneshwar r.b

      I love all the picture . All the picture were nice

  118. What lovely kittens! They really are beautiful!!

  119. ebeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    amazingly amazing , jxt amazingly amazing

  120. colin mwenda

    ah!wat can l say,just shake my head

  121. These are amazing,realy great

  122. Hola ! Really great and unbelievable pencil art. Amazing cats :) thanks a lot for this.

  123. hello Not offending anyone but after photoshop if you pen up a classic windows paint you can easily add a signature.

  124. Did you notice the white eyebrows on the cats? How does he do that with a black pencil? The skill and foreplanning are amazing.

  125. Alanah Harris

    I have been drawing with graphite pencils since i started school (I am now 30 yrs old) and i have never seen anything so AMAZING as what u can do!!! I have always said that no matter how good you are at something there will always be someone better at it but i am happy to say that you are the BEST at what you do! I now strive to be as talented and dedicated to drawing as you are. I doupt if i will ever reach that level though :) YOU ARE THE BEST! Absolutley amazing!

  126. There’s even BETTER out there as well. It’s not impossible =/ Yes, there are A LOT of fakes out there, but then again there are a LOT of real good artists, like this one, who put their time and patience into their drawings to make them look realistic.

  127. Oliver Howell

    soo coollllllllllllllll

  128. Oliver Howell

    love the cats, im a artist myself, im not very good, im 10 years old and everyone says i can be a really good artist when im older, like i said very good art :)

  129. I love how there are all the cats displayed with different emotional facial expressions. Truly a masterpiece!

  130. Not offending anyone but after photoshop if you pen up a classic windows paint you can easily add a signature.

  131. i think your art is amazeing when i grow up i want to draw like you right now i am jest practing im realy good but i want to be perfict like you

  132. That is simply an unbelievable piece of art! WOW!

    Is it possible to contact the artist somehow?

  133. These are amazing!!! Also u can tell its a pencil drawing if u look closely, there are a few little marks that you can tell were made by pencil. but at first glance they look like photos! How does he do it

  134. Boring subjects… it’s just copying someone’s nature photography, practically like those hobbyist “artists” who do pet portraits, but to the nth degree. I’d be interested to see what he could do with that amazing technical skill if he did some creative conceptualizing instead.

  135. theese drawings are impresive i my self love to draw and hope to some my drawings to be as good as theese……..

  136. tanu

    dey r awsm… i wanna learn it, wil any1 teach me pls…

  137. Wonderful pencil art. Sorry, I’m no talent in arts by I do appreciate them.

  138. Really great and unbelievable pencil art. Amazing cats :) thanks a lot for this.

    • kelvert

      this guy is a GOD sent men

  139. Paul Lung is one of the best artist I have ever seen. These drawings are unbelievable. Thanks a lot for sharing them.

  140. What?? these are drawings? I thought they are photos. really masterpiece

  141. Fascinating. It’s lovely. It’s very nice pencil painting. I’m not a good artist but I do appreciate arts.

  142. The work displayed is here is simply incredible! To the naysayers here, one of my brothers-in-law is extremely talented and also used to do pencil sketches similar to these, and although the technique he uses is different, the final product almost looks like a photograph! He created his drawings using only dots but stopped doing it because it took so long to do.

  143. Are you all saying that these are actually done with a pencil!? This guy is a genius.

  144. What?? these are drawings? I thought they are photos. really masterpiece

  145. i don’t understand the point of an artist copying photographs. it never impresses me. this is not art, merely copying. my scanner can do that.

  146. Wow this person amazing at drawing. I wish I can draw like that I mean this is real art.

  147. such talent, and patience, and complete concentration, and attention to detail. Plus, as much time in the world as you need. Though, with your skill it probably doesn’t take too long. By the way, I love cats, kittens, flowers and bouquets of flowers.

  148. . If this type of artwork doesn’t impress you, then I feel sorry for your-to me strange-outlook on the matter.

  149. Have a look at the treatment of people’s hair, compared to how he “renders” fur. Not remotely the same level of “technical expertise”.

  150. say this is because that when u look at a pic on the computer screen and u can’t believe that its not a picture, then that just shows u how good the artist is. It’s easier to tell if its a portriat or not if u look at it in person. I think these are all done by hand.

  151. I was thinking. White whiskers – wow! I am also impressed with the studio portrait style, as if these animals were “sitting” for him. So amazing. Time to break my pencils, pens and brushes…

  152. Excellent artist who have crafted such nice images looking absolutely genuine and real. My cat is playing with my rc helicopters every day .

  153. If you think this is “easy,” then I’d like to see you produce something half as good. The artist is a genius. Show some respect.

  154. Is that really pencil work? Cause to me, it looks like the original photographs which have been turned black and white via photoshop!

  155. They are very very good. However, they are totally different from his cat “drawings”. Have a look at the treatment of people’s hair, compared to how he “renders” fur. Not remotely the same level of “technical expertise”

  156. Those are some of the most awesome pictures I’ve ever seen. His is a rare talent indeed

  157. such talent, and patience, and complete concentration, and attention to detail. Plus, as much time in the world as you need. Though, with your skill it probably doesn’t take too long. By the way, I love cats, kittens, flowers and bouquets of flowers. Thanks a million for sharing ~ and God Bless You always…….

  158. The pencil art looks so life like..amazing. Keep up the good work.

  159. This is such a wonderful art. I’ve never seen cat arts like this before. You must really love cats to make them as a subject.

  160. Very good pencil art. It looks so real.

  161. Wow, that is some of the best pencil work that I have ever seen!

  162. Cool pictures with cat..look like is near me!Great artworks!

  163. just copying someone’s nature photography, practically like those hobbyist “artists” who do pet portraits, but to the nth degree. I’d be interested to see what he could do with that amazing technical skill if he did some creative conceptualizing instead.

  164. It’s mostly a matter of how good your copying and blending skills are. We mostly did it to make us stop obsessing over making our drwings look like photos; by the time you finish copying a photo this way you are by gum ready to CREATE something, if you have any imagination. They are pretty–but I’d just as soon have the photo.

  165. Dhayanithi

    Its look great :-) nice work dude

  166. splendid.. i love art and have pretty much sense to observe .. this is really unbelievable pencil work. appreciate you.

  167. janice

    To the people who want to know how he does the white eyebrows–it’s called negative space, you use the pencil to darken the area around whatever you want to be white.
    Alos, to everyone–yes it’s real, and tho it’s much better than most can do, this is a style called photo-realism and it was new way back in the 60′s, when there was no photoshop (Google early Chuck Close). We were made to do it in college drawing classes; you can make a grid and transfer what you see in each square or even easier use an opaque projector to put it up on the wall and draw off the pattern, then fill in per shade of gray or color, like a paint by number. It’s mostly a matter of how good your copying and blending skills are. We mostly did it to make us stop obsessing over making our drwings look like photos; by the time you finish copying a photo this way you are by gum ready to CREATE something, if you have any imagination. They are pretty–but I’d just as soon have the photo.

    • Michelle

      I used to do still life graphic drawings, never any classes, never needed them, my mom is the same with oils. It’s been avery long time since I’ve had the time. Now I have the time, I can’t seem to keep concentration levels up… never knew any of the termonology . Mom just told us to draw what we see. Is there a website where I can learn what I need to know, about this field ( do they have free classes ? ) ? My favorite subjects were trees and tiny flowers, and leaves . These works are heartwarming…for all cat lovers, to which I am one .

  168. have two cats and I draw too and always look at others artwork to help better mine and I think your drawings are gorgeous!

  169. There’s even BETTER out there as well. It’s not impossible =/ Yes, there are A LOT of fakes out there, but then again there are a LOT of real good artists, like this one, who put their time and patience into their drawings to make them look realistic.

  170. Why? Ask yourself why he performs his drawings at a large scale (A2 paper). At this scale he can add easily more details to his drawings. Once he puts his drawings on web, on a reduced scale, they always would appear like photographs. Anyway, he is a great artist with a tremendous 3D view and a great patience.

  171. Al

    Great artwork, ages ago I used to trace negative from a projector, had some interesting result.

  172. Great work of art. Thanks for share. Artist of the art is mind blowing.

  173. no way!! they look like photographs. Massive respect for the artist =)

  174. Monika

    Amazing…it’s really awesome.i love to watch pencil sketches all the time but now i got the real pencil sketches…hats off to you paul…u r really great….

  175. These are really great drawings. It’s worth to publish it. It is unbelievable only made in just pencil.

  176. Nick

    These are really mazing pcitures and I have never seen such pictures earlier in my life. Excellent artist who have crafted such nice images looking absolutely genuine and real. My cat is playing with my rc helicopters every day :D

  177. That’s the problem these days, people can use photoshop to make their photos look like drawings, and they go off saying they drew it.

  178. its very cute pussy, i didnt even think that this made by pencil drawing.. how do you make it?

  179. asad

    cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool i cant believe this!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!

  180. tucker

    I’m an pencil artist myself. I’ve done portraits of my daughter and others in just pencil. I have also been told the same thing about a few of my pics.” That its a picture and not some thing I drew” the reason I say this is because that when u look at a pic on the computer screen and u can’t believe that its not a picture, then that just shows u how good the artist is. It’s easier to tell if its a portriat or not if u look at it in person. I think these are all done by hand.

  181. nining

    how long you have learn to like that

  182. Jimmy

    I do not understand how some ppl say they hate cats!

  183. the pics of cats are really Awesome in dark colours and i really like these posts

    • Michelle

      Don’t come to any mideastern state…dog lovers. Cat throw aways , poisoned kittens. Dogs let loose to destroy cats and kittens. The drawing are so beautiful, the man has a clear mind and heart. So very soulful.

  184. I have never seen such pictures earlier in my life. Excellent artist who have crafted such nice images looking absolutely genuine and real.

  185. Dinakaran

    my hobby is drawing i lov to draw only pancil arts but looking on this drawing i thing that he is the master of drawing

  186. These are really mazing pcitures and I have never seen such pictures earlier in my life. Excellent artist who have crafted such nice images looking absolutely genuine and real.

  187. Kredulo

    I am amazed, well not really… I strongly believe he works from photographs and that just takes the magic away…

  188. These are some amazing sketches.I neva seen anything like these before.He is simply awesome.

  189. What a talented artist produced these lovely drawings.

  190. In awe here in west Australia.

    It would be a task to take B&W photos so detailed and full of the cats’ character. Sir you are a genius, a prodigy.

  191. resna

    i love cats more than any animal..! drawing is fabulous&wonderful!keep going&all the best

  192. Unbelievable talent. These images are even better than real life – if that’s possible!

  193. sydnaynayssss

    these are real. i can tell from the smudge marks and strokes from the pencil. they’re amazing. i personally like the one with the bowtie :)

  194. Oscar Zaragoza

    Paul Lung I stayed up a bit late this night I got to work tomorrow
    I am Glad I did you are one of the great possible Greatest Artist of
    our modern day with Graphite. I have seen many Congratulation
    O.Z. Oscar Zaragoza born1971

  195. I myself love pencil drawing and quiet often.But this is such unbelievable.Amazing artist.

  196. Excellent art pictures.

  197. Nice pencil – it’s really art material

  198. rendy dany

    waw…. thats the best pencil art i ever seen. do you have any daviantart account…?

  199. francis

    its fantastic!i am really taken into by this drawings

  200. an extraordinary work by extraordinary person. Very impressive work indeed. I quite like its work. Keep it up

  201. g.v.janice preethy

    hard to believe as pencil drawings. really an amazings artist hats off to his creations.

  202. I have two cats and I draw too and always look at others artwork to help better mine and I think your drawings are gorgeous!

    • RAKHIM

      amazing sketchs very eyecatching

  203. Tom

    WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..more wait ..

  204. gayatri

    so nice amasing pictures

  205. Birdy

    These are amazing!!! Also u can tell its a pencil drawing if u look closely, there are a few little marks that you can tell were made by pencil. but at first glance they look like photos! How does he do it???!!!! :D

  206. wooooow i;m not even sure i believe those aren’t real cats.

  207. prakash

    it’s so amazing, unbelivable , i did’nt understand it’s real or sketch………..!!!!!!!

  208. Ethan Johnson

    What a marvelous sketches drawn by this artist.i am really impressed with these unique creation.with the help of pencil i can t believe any one drawn this type of awesome photos.

  209. i always wanted to sketch like these but heck i cant :( Paul teach me how to do things like these are ya?

  210. surendhar

    If i the have power to steal your talent,definitely i will….

  211. Hari

    Amazing…! very exciting.
    will you teach me this..?
    i know pencil drawing, but not this much..
    will you please…?

  212. Excellent pencil drawings!I like it!

  213. judi

    its great…..gaining lots of talent. im in confuse this is penciling or snap.im a artist too but never i could draw like this.plz, give me valuable ideas for sketch as like ur style of penciling.waiting for ur response………

  214. Suvin

    no words man!!!!

  215. Austin

    So… I’m guessing he really loves his cats. Good work!

  216. Dann Salik

    awesome .. this is really a awesome pencil work . I am the fan of the artist .. Nice talent .. I love these sketches and also the artist .. Thanks for sharing ..

  217. amen

    good jop !

  218. 3dU

    Amazing . Keep It Up .

  219. PETER BERINYUY

    this is really great.some are born great thanks for shearing this pictures.encourgements.

  220. Love these pictures, this is real art work , a true photographer knows when to capture and show details of living art, pictures above have these qualities

  221. Wonderful to see graphite realism from a devoted cat lover. Your fur textures are glorious and I like the soft edges you use sometimes to contrast with their very defined faces, they give a lot of depth. Gorgeous work!

  222. Wow – three words, beautiful! beautiful! beautiful!

    How on earth was this created?

  223. Zahid Ur Rahman

    Just fake, if real; it is wastage of time.

  224. jackline

    Im an art student myself and believe me, if i can ever draw like that, i will be in art heaven. These peices are so wow…

  225. AMOS

    Man I love your pieces. would like to improve my pencil work also. wat tools do you put to use

  226. Alex

    Oops! My last comment should have read “apart from erasing, there are only……”. Notwithstanding that, my comments about achieving negative shapes holds firm. So saying I still really like and admire Paul’s work. The cat images are beautiful, but they are definitely not 100% pencil. To my trained eye, they are photos, enhanced with a few deft pencil strokes here and there. The images are very effective and very skilfully done, but the vast difference in style between his cats and his portraits says it all: the portraits are 100% pencil drawn, the cats are not. An artist doesn’t really have two drawing styles, one for one subject and one for another, any more than a singer sings in two different styles. So for those of you who are downhearted about your own drawing abilities after seeing Paul’s work: don’t be!

    • I don’t see any technical problems in getting the effects you mention in the drawings of Paul. The blur, for example, can be achieved simply by swiping your finger over the line. Is a technique that I normally use if you want one of my drawings I have posted on my blog.

      http://www.jmtoldra.com/search/label/llapis%20sobre%20paper

  227. Alex

    There are only two ways of getting white lines on a dark background: leave them out and draw around them, or scratch them out. Drawing around things like whiskers is a little crude and is immediately apparent. Please look at the art of Peter Hildick. He is one of the best and most commercially successful of all pencil artists, but he can’t get remotely close to the detail Paul Lung achieves.

    Scratching out leaves a line with a crisp, hard edge. The soft edges of individual hairs apparent on Paul’s drawings mean would be impossible to achieve (even with a 0.5 mechanical pencil).

    Have a look at Paul’s portrait drawings. They are very very good. However, they are totally different from his cat “drawings”. Have a look at the treatment of people’s hair, compared to how he “renders” fur. Not remotely the same level of “technical expertise”. On the portraits, you can clearly see where individual hairs were left out and/or scratched. It’s immediately apparent, and is typical of pencil work.

    The cats are terrific images and I really like them. But I’m afraid they were not drawn with any kind of pencil.

  228. kimi

    i had a great love for cats… i already have two with me… my cochi pooo’s…. amazing work…thanks!

  229. an extraordinary work by extraordinary person. Very impressive work.

  230. RD

    I guess he really likes cats. Amazing artwork for sure.

  231. yogitha

    ur work make my hair gooseflesh.hey try something else other than ur swt pet.

  232. sami

    it is so fantastic and amazing keep going and God helps u

  233. Very Cool photos! i love Cats, btw i have the same cat. of same color, but she is elder then this one’s

  234. Stunning graphics! It is certainly difficult to belief.
    Well done brother!
    Keep it up this Wonderful Work!

  235. usharani

    wow nice picture its very amaizing………….

  236. victoria

    these cats r so cute and r these really pencil skeches???cant believe……….

  237. Arthur Austin

    Very cool!!!!!

  238. asmita

    wow………it’s just amazing.

  239. yogendra

    I LOVE arts what you my frnd

  240. ishan

    Real Artiste ……! Nice pictures.♥

  241. marshal

    wow,i am realy impress

  242. vasu

    this s really amazing piece of work!!!!!!!!al the best paul

  243. its amazing and really i can’t believe that its a sketch.
    really awesome and fully talented.

  244. Lorraine

    Wonderful site

  245. Its really awesome Nice art work never seen before………..

  246. Pourakh Chandra upreti

    i dont belive dat all d picture are real,some are fake too.But paul z a great artist.

  247. Great Composition nice artwork with detailed shadow and light good to see you more from you

  248. ismail ishtiaque

    what a beautiful sketch man … good job

  249. aMazed

    if i didn’t know, i’d definetly say that the last pic is a photo for sure.. truly amazing talent he has.

  250. Great
    loved it, will be waiting for your future posts
    Thank you for sharing

  251. Marcy

    I’m amazed by two things: the incredible talent of the artist, and (unfortunately) the negative comments from some. Does it make you feel good to denigrate the work of another? Those who assume it is ‘easy’, regardless of scale, need to go right ahead and duplicate it for themselves…if they can. Somehow I doubt their efforts will be remotely as accurate and beautiful. Also, artists DO work from nature (live models) and also employ photographs as reference. Attempting to be condescending by saying you’d be impressed only if he simply invented things that don’t exist, marks the writer as artistically (and technically) ignorant.

    Beautiful, meticulous work.

  252. I like what you did with the sketch. It look interesting.

  253. Obinna

    These are wonderful. Myself, I draw portraits using pencil.

  254. I love your wordpress design, where you down load it from? Thanks in advance!

  255. Good work. I like what you did with the sketch. It look interesting.

  256. These are in fact really nice pictures.
    I like these especially their graphics.

  257. LILJ

    I CAN DRAW A LITTLE

  258. Mind Blowing, some of them are look real.Fantastic drawing art.

  259. jo

    looks real. and you can add a signature in paint before you photoshop a picture lol

  260. who are good with a pencil and a lot of time. If it were painted, that might be a bit more impressive, but when you’re copying shade for shade, point for point – it’s basically a “fill in the space” type of deal. The originals were even in grayscale already.

  261. sreeja

    waw,you are grate,I like your art,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  262. A wonderful mastery of technique…but why bother when photography achieves the same effect much more quickly. I would like to see captured more of cat essence than cat image.

  263. Jimmy

    Incredible artwork!! It’s definitely hard to belief.Congrats to your great success.
    Well done bro!!

  264. unbelievable works. Awesome. this art win my heart. GREAT!

  265. Lodena

    such talent, and patience, and complete concentration, and attention to detail. Plus, as much time in the world as you need. Though, with your skill it probably doesn’t take too long. By the way, I love cats, kittens, flowers and bouquets of flowers. Thanks a million for sharing ~ and God Bless You always.

  266. Paul

    holy God… !!! … !!! … I feel terrible … want to cry … if I can get to this standard of drawing… because this is simply MIND BLOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  267. congratulate friend…great work!

  268. Jim

    Unfortunately, these images are traced from photographs. My question to him is… Why not just take a black and white photograph…

  269. scytale

    Amazing! Yes! Unbelievable? Believe it.
    You must bear in mind the fact that “the eye” can be easily deceived. A painture or a drawing must be seen always from distance. On web, its drawings seem to be photographs. Why? Ask yourself why he performs his drawings at a large scale (A2 paper). At this scale he can add easily more details to his drawings. Once he puts his drawings on web, on a reduced scale, they always would appear like photographs. Anyway, he is a great artist with a tremendous 3D view and a great patience. He seems to be a perfectionist; details make all the job. The rest is skill.

  270. surendra

    amazing god gift.

  271. Fantastic collection! a pleasure to view!

  272. Technically copying is the easiest form…now if he drew things that didn’t exist I’d be impressed

  273. Laws

    To Paul Lung I say thankyou. You inspired me to continue with my drawing, and you showed me that patience pays off. You truly are a rare find. To anyone out there who really believes he is a fake, I ask you to stop ruining it for those of us who see the beauty put into these piece of art.

  274. As I guess you know my point was: “dont through with stones if you live in a glass house” (Danish way of saying), and “treat others like you want to be treated”. Not because I want to accuse the author of this thread; just a general comment to how one should behave in life :-)

  275. ico

    Good collection. Thanks

  276. Марина

    Это великолепно!

  277. Atlas

    @dick

    Because he loves cats. The last one looks like a real picture!! My God! I wonder how long each of them took him to draw.

  278. Rey

    i want to be like him..

  279. dick

    really good…but why are they all cats

  280. kendall

    i think your art is amazeing when i grow up i want to draw like you right now i am jest practing im realy good but i want to be perfict like you

  281. rozina

    just unbelievable. its really amazing artwork.

  282. niknok

    yeaah it’s so amazing,i’d really love the artwork.hurraayy!!!!!

  283. Ajgor

    Pics are really great. its hard to believe that this are pencil sketch. but its really true. well done paul.

  284. Kevan Dolan

    I’m just a nobody, but your art is AMAZING!!! What a talent God gave you. Do you sell these?

  285. yvonne

    Drawings or photos, either way it is wonder works and adorable subjects.

  286. genial! you are the Velazquez chinesse, or the Goya…. or any great artist. Too much thanks!

  287. lupita palacios

    theese drawings are impresive i my self love to draw and hope to some my drawings to be as good as theese……..

  288. Wwowoowwowoo! Amazing coll!!!

  289. waooo, it’s amazing i’ve never seen art work like this in my life time, truly freaking

  290. Pencil Maker

    Amazing, can you tell me what kind of pencil grade do you use?

  291. mustbedreaming

    nice shading, completely possible with a steady hand, what is it with this dude and cats…creepy creatures, and an odd artist haha

  292. PhotoshopExpert

    Omg you guys I no everytihng about fotoshop and thes are definetly shoppd. I can tell by teh pixels in the photos and that they are to real to be pencil. You ppl are all so dum for thinkin that these are real. Omg definetly shopped for sure. Im an expert and i can tell.

    • Fi

      Such an expert that you can’t even spell the name of the program you claim to know so well?

  293. saeed

    why he draw just cats?no more animals?

  294. SM

    Realy, great!

  295. tram

    can he draw anything OTHER than cats?!

  296. Pretty Kitty

    Someone Likes Cats???

  297. ketlele

    Absolutely beautiful i’m inspired!

  298. adam gibson

    this guy loves pussy

  299. obama

    where tha white women at?

  300. flabbyhabbybabby

    Holy mackeral!! This is perfection, almost. Seriously, it’s the best I have ever seen. Wow!

  301. FAH Q

    i don’t understand the point of an artist copying photographs. it never impresses me. this is not art, merely copying. my scanner can do that.

    • that person

      im sorry, but if you were a drawer, you would understand that this IS art. One reason they copy from photographs is because it is a unique thing to be able to do. If you are an artist, you must be able to cover a wide array of skills and techniques. If this type of artwork doesn’t impress you, then I feel sorry for your-to me strange-outlook on the matter.

  302. This wonderful art has made me speechless. Short of words to praise it. Simply awesome!

  303. Amazing, well done!

  304. Before commenting – please read UPDATE at the description this post!

  305. It’s comical to read some of the comments here. All those authoritative theories about pixels and white pencils and so on. In reality, Paul doesn’t know how some of these pictures got here and he says he didn’t draw them. He did draw the cats – the ones with signatures. I’ve seen his drawings in progress, and he draws with a pencil using lines, not ulta-fine grid and pixels or anything, a little erasing sometimes. You can ask him yourself. He’s on facebook, artpapa, deviantart, twitter and youtube. A while ago he posted a youtube video for us mid-drawing of one of the cats.

    • paullung

      Thanks for your kind words, Jeremy!!!

  306. db

    Amazing, but hard to really comprehend without a blow-up showing the extent of the detail.

  307. Yuri Mikhailov (Russia)

    Amazing! Thanks!

  308. hector

    Estan increibles, aun no puedo creer que esten hechas a lapiz, este tipo es un genio, mis respetos, son verdaderas obras de arte.

  309. Aircolor

    OMG, lad, just OMG…

  310. FLSTC

    I don’t care how he did it, whether he copied it or not, the man is a genius and you can’t take that away from him !!!

  311. Charles

    WORK SUCH AS THIS BELONGS IN MUSEUMS. WORDS OF PRAISE CANNOT DESCRIBE THE PERFECTION OF THE ARTIST.IT’S DIFFICULT TO COMPREHEND HOW THE ARTIST WAS GIVEN SUCH A GIFT.JUST IMAGINE THE ABILITY TO CREATE SUCH BEAUTY!!

  312. Jude from Philippines

    Dude.. I just can’t believe it’s hand drawn. Some of those pictures are not, I mean those pictures without the signature. It’s really impossible. If it’s true then that man must have a lot of patience!!! wack!

  313. H.S.

    I think he draws well.

  314. Boring subjects… it’s just copying someone’s nature photography, practically like those hobbyist “artists” who do pet portraits, but to the nth degree. I’d be interested to see what he could do with that amazing technical skill if he did some creative conceptualizing instead.

  315. LOLZWORTH

    These definitely look hand drawn. Exceptionally hand drawn.

  316. D.M.

    This is not art. He is merely copying a photograph, which requires technical skill, but not artistic talent. Sorry. It does show extreme dedication to detail, though.

  317. speechless makes my ink and watercolor work look quite poor

  318. Oishe

    Am simply Wordless!!!!!!! A real wonder……..

  319. HCR

    OMG!!! Very very nice. its really Unbelievable. you deserve a prize and respect for this.

  320. what an amazing collection of drawings. So hard to believe they are actually drawn by hand and not photographs.
    Rebecca

  321. Shirley

    He is truly talanted. I really liked the cat with the bow tie.

  322. josh

    why reproduce someone else’s composition in graphite? Waste of time. Not even that impressive as graphite. I went to art school and there are many students who are good with a pencil and a lot of time. If it were painted, that might be a bit more impressive, but when you’re copying shade for shade, point for point – it’s basically a “fill in the space” type of deal. The originals were even in grayscale already.

    • betty

      jealous much?

    • fred

      These pieces are very, very good, so I don’t want to take away from that… but in a way, you do make a very good point.

      If you took a giant sheet of paper with nothing but a billion little boxes in it, and then the original photographs of the same dimensions, and just filled in the right boxes on the blank page, you would emulate the originals very easily.

      It’s true that it would be extremely time consuming, and that not everyone might have a steady-enough hand to do so, but that’s what it is.

  323. Zeppotsu zeppo

    Theres this finnish guy whos drawings are also pretty cool and awesome.

    The dude which i am talking about is matti kataja, if go and check his homepage. http://www.mattikataja.com/

  324. Brian

    I venture to guess you could also use hundreds of dollars of your good time by using an etching tool and burnisher to slowly and tediously hand carve a replica of a penny, but why?

  325. subcritical

    All I can say is wow!

  326. Frank C

    Amazing, what patience you must have. To be that zoned to concentrate and interpret your vision in such a way.

  327. steven leach

    Stupendous brilliant talent

  328. fark_ready

    came for three wolves shirt, leaving disappointed

    • Coolidge

      This is my favorite comment.

  329. John

    Second to none technical skill. Photo-realism is always neat but not at all artistic. What is being said here except “look how real these look”. Yay.

  330. kurtk

    one of the techniques to doing this art is to start with the lightest / hardest pencil leads and draw the image as dark as posssible. Then take the next softer lead and go over the drawing as dark as it will go. This is continued until you end up with the softest leads. The process is very time consuming but allows the leads to build on each other and become darker than otherwise possible. How do I know? I used to do the same thing and spend a hundred hours on a single image.

    • That person

      do you have any of your pictures posted on the internet? if you do, then post the link! I’d love to see your drawings or paintings or whatever!

  331. Barbara Thurlow

    A friend of mine gave me this link, http://www.lumas.de/?id=618&type=0&wid=1071&artist=592&ed It appears the first several works that appear here are actually the photos of Alexander Von Reiswitz. (Notice Lund’s signature is not on those) If those first several are indeed Lund’s drawings, done from those same photos, then the source of the images should be credited, IMO. (I suspect, however, that they are simply misplaced, mistagged images.)