Incredible Photorealistic Pencil Drawings of Cats

When we first spotted these über-realistic cat portraits on My Modern Met, we could hardly believe that they were actual drawings and not black-and-white photographs. But our skepticism faded when we learned that Paul Lung, business design consultant by day and talented photorealistic artist by night, spends 40 to 60 hours on each work to ensure that his feline depictions look as hauntingly real as possible. Using only a mechanical pencil, Lung represents with uncanny accuracy the texture of the fur, the reflection in the eyes, and the fineness of the whiskers of his furry little subjects. Check out Lung’s Facebook page to see step-by-step pictures of his drawing process, and page through our gallery of Lung’s cat portraits after the jump.

Image credit: Paul Lung