Believe it or not, but this is a pencil drawing.

woman with water on face

Diego Fazio is a 22 year old self-taught artist living in Italy. He began his career designing tattoos and perfected his photorealism technique over a period of several years.

In his home country, he won an award in 2011 for Best New Artist and has been gaining fame and accolades every since. With art like this, it’s easy to see why.

Here are a few shots of the work in progress on this stunning portrait.

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via diegokoi.deviantart.com