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5th February 2017
Mostafa Khodeir creates beautifully detailed drawings with only a ballpoint pen

Mostafa Khodeir, is a 23-year-old artist from Port Saeed in Cairo, Egypt. His father is a well known calligrapher in the Arabic world, but the young artist has perfected a very different technique.

Using a pencil to lay the foundations to his drawings he then brings to life photo-realistic portraits of celebrities and ordinary people with only a ballpoint pen.

Mostafa spends between 50-70 hours on each drawing, carefully depicting facial features and skin colours. He says that this form of drawing requires a deep knowledge in shades and needs patience and focus because any small mistake may jeopardize the whole work.

You can see more of Mostafa’s work on his Instagram profile.