I really don't know what to say first...except maybe THIS IS NOT A PHOTO. Once you have wrapped your head around that...which I don't know is actually possible... look at the photos of this drawing in progress. And yes, I said drawing. My mind has been blown!
Diego Fazio, also known as DiegoKoi, is an Italian artist that produces such hyper-realistic artwork, that he has been accused of faking the drawings. There is even a snopes page dedicated to the accusation. Hence the "in-progress" photos. I can understand the impulse to doubt...his skill is so astounding that it is hard to believe. It took him over 200 hours to complete the drawing above.
Check out a few of his other drawings below.
A big thank you to John for introducing me to Diego's work : )
(all images via My Modern Met and the chive)