Awe-inspiring Masterpiece Drawings by Gurekbal Bhachu

Prepare to be amazed by masterpiece drawings by Gurekbal Bhachu who is a self-taught artist based in London, UK. His muse? He takes as inspiration celebrities and characters like Eminem, Drake, Morgan Freeman and even Thanos from the Avengers: Infinity War movie. His level of details is what is the most awe-inspiring ones we have ever seen on ABDZ. Take Thanos for example, you can clearly see the levels of details from the color, texture, and highlights. A huge prop to Gurekbal for his incredible work.

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Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives. Thank you all for being patient with this drawing. I spent much longer on this than any of my previous pieces. I’m still quite unsure if I’m going to include a background as I made some mistakes and they’re quite visible so I kind of want to cover that up. It’s been exhausting but I don’t want that to stop me from going all the way and so over the coming days I’ll make that decision and keep you updated, far more than these past 2-3 weeks of absence lol. Thank you for supporting me and my work, much love as always ❤️ Pencils: Prismacolor Premier (@prismacolor) Paper: Strathmore Toned Tan (@strathmoreart) Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen (@poscagallery) #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal

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Bruce Lee drawing finished. It only took me 7 weeks to complete lol. In all seriousness, thank you all for your patience with this one. I think I’m slightly uninspired as of recent and that tends to carry through my work the longer I take until it’s complete. I have more exciting pieces planned but I still have the Kendrick drawing to finish. Thank you for bearing with this down time, much love Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip/Dry Paintbrush Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal

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Probably one of my most favourite drawings I’ve completed. Though it didn’t have some of the challenges my previous drawings had such as drawing facial hair and wrinkles. This piece presented some of it’s own, most of which being the droplets of sweat on the forehead/skin and creating a much smaller pore texture than I’m used to. It’s become clear to me as it probably has to you that these drawings have been taking me much longer than they did before so I just wanted to thank you all for being patient with me and providing support as well as sound advice, I couldn’t be more appreciative for that. Much love ❤️ Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip/Dry Paintbrush Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen

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The longest I’ve ever spent on a drawing (roughly 2 months) and I’d say my most detailed piece too but what took the most time weren’t the details themselves but rather the challenge they presented. I can’t tell you how many days it took me to understand the depth of drawing the white hair on his head and not only that but trying to convey it correctly on white paper. Art isn’t just about knowing the limits of your ability and what you can do to improve them, but the limits of the tools & materials you use also. With that being said, I just wanted to say thank you for all the support both here and on twitter over the course of this piece, I truly appreciate that you share the same passion in watching a drawing unfold as I do, much love as always ❤️ Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal

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Roughly four weeks of work and a lot of procrastination and my drawing of Al Pacino is finished. Even though there are many areas of this piece in which I struggled where I usually don’t, I really do consider this my favourite. I personally think the addition of using a white paint/gel pen for highlights on the pores of the skin is what gives this piece an edge over the others I’ve drawn but I know that this process still requires a lot of fine-tuning. I’m relieved that this drawing didn’t take as long as my last one since I’ve been putting more of an emphasis on details but spending a month on it can be quite straining so I really appreciate all the support and feedback throughout the whole process, it really means a lot to me, so thank you ❤️ For those interested in purchasing a print of this piece, please visit gurekbal.com Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal

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Completed drawing of Samuel L Jackson. The longest a drawing has ever taken me; almost 7 weeks. When I mentioned I wanted to prioritise detail in my work again, I didn’t think it’d take this long. The way I uploaded the progress of this piece was also unconventional so thank you all for your patience, I couldn’t be any more appreciative of your support throughout the progress of this piece. Prints are available at gurekbal.com Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal

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And that about wraps up my drawing of Kanye West. Extremely pleased with how this turned out. I know I said that I wanted to fill the background with either a solid shade or a pattern but I think a plain background works best here. I have to mention how many were wondering why I decided to draw him and I know his public image gets a bad rep from many people but the truth is, strictly as an artist, there is so much to pull from his discography and be inspired by, I found it fascinating to go back to the music I listened to growing up and now that I'm older, understanding the transition in his work. Each project he has worked on is uniquely it's own and tells a very specific story about who he was at that time and I deeply appreciate an artist's ability to be vulnerable within their work. To add to that, I want to extend my appreciation towards you for the love and support on my work, thank you all so much for the kind words and compliments, I'm forever grateful, much love as always ❤️ Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: Sakura Souffle White Gel Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism

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After restarting and so many hours of work and readjusting, I finally managed to complete this drawing of @badgalriri to the best of my ability. I think the most important lesson for me to take away from this is that, of course not every piece is going to be my best work. The effort I put in, shouldn't go unnoticed to myself regardless of the outcome. Even if I tried and failed, it was still the hard work that mattered. And of course, this is far from failure but I did notice I was unable to put forth the level of detail I usually do. With all that said, I did appreciate all the comments, compliments and suggestions throughout the process, thank you for staying with me and watching it all pan out. Much love as always ❤️ Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: Sakura Souffle White Gel Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism

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Completed drawing of Drake (@champagnepapi). As always, thank you all for staying tuned throughout the progress of this piece, your comments and kind words are always welcome. I really tried to document this one as much as I could so if you're wondering how I approached certain aspects, you can always look through my page and hopefully find the information you need as well as the tools and equipment I use listed in the captions. More Life ? @wordonrd @therealdennisg @welcomeovo @ovosound Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: Sakura Souffle White Gel Pen #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artwork_support #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism

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When a drawing is completed, it really does come with a sense of satisfaction. It's over, I've poured my energy into it. But somewhere a long the way is when it was at it's peak, the greatest part of it for me is still in it's progress because it moves from looking nothing like it at all to having depth and form. At any point during that time, I could have decided to approach it differently, there was possibility, and with that comes artistic liberty. Similarly, the same can be said for the character arc of Jesse Pinkman (@glassofwhiskey) in Breaking Bad himself. The options we have and the choices we make are always the interesting parts. Thank you all for sharing your kind words and support during the process of this drawing. It's always appreciated. Much love :) Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Shading: Cotton Bud/Q-tip #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artwork_support #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism

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And we're done! Feel free to tag @lanadelrey in this drawing if you'd like :) Have to say that this portrait was a change of pacing from my last two for sure only because I couldn't get the face as smooth as it appeared in the reference and also the fact that it takes a lot less of the paper than the others did, making it harder to squeeze the details in. Thank you all for the support, as always. I enjoy reading your input and support, it truly means more than I can put into words. Hope you're having a great day ? #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artwork_support #snaptweet #sharingart #illustratenow #pashaparvez @art.realism

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Finally finished with my Eminem drawing. Almost went insane trying to add every little detail and truth be told I still didn't manage to but it is what it is, I think there comes a point where continuing to draw comes at a cost of your sanity lol. Here are the tools and equipment I used in this drawing: Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Mechanical Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-Tip #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artwork_support #snaptweet #sharingart #illustratenow #pashaparvez @art.realism

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Tupac Shakur. First drawing of 2017. Was quite skeptical (as I always am) about how this piece was going to turn out at first because it is one of the more zoomed in portraits I've worked on. What's honestly the best thing about posting my work online is that many of you share the same passion as I do for drawing so I'm thankful for the contribution you all have given along the way. It inspires me to want to continuously get better any way I can. However, never before have I been asked so many times what tools I use over the course of a drawing so I've listed them below lol. I was able to acquire all of these tools from Amazon in the UK but I'm not sure if they are as easy to find in other locations as they are here. Any questions you have, be sure to leave them down below :) Tools and equipment used: Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils #instaart #artofdrawingg #art_hyperrealistic #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artwork_support #snaptweet #artmg03 #illustratenow #pashaparvez @art.realism

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"Exit Walter White, Enter Heisenberg" As always, I would like to thank you for your support and appreciation over the course of this piece. It reminded me that art is a journey, not a destination, at least in portraiture, because for the most part, you already know how it's going to turn out from the photo you're referencing. Where the magic lies is coming to realise how tone shapes depth, that negative space is just as important as the space you shade in, that by understanding that each component of the face works together and not separately you can get a deep sense of perception. That's the beauty of it and your interest in the progress of it all allowed me to realise there's more to art than what meets the eye. It's the process of creation. #art #art_hyperrealism #_tebo_ #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #artistic_share #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils #worldoftalents #artofdrawingg #art_hyperrealistic #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #arts_gallery #tacart #artfido #arts_secret #artwork_support #snaptweet #artsanity #illustratenow #pashaparvez

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