Looks Like A Normal Photo, Right? Wrong! The Truth Blew My Mind!

by Amber James
Amber is the Branded Content Editor at LittleThings. She currently resides in Manhattan.

Think that’s a photo? Look again. Art student Heather Rooney has taken her work to a whole new level, and it’s quite mind blowing.

This 20-year-old woman has a remarkable talent for drawing lifelike portraits using only colored pencils! In the incredible time-lapse clip, we see how she went about drawing Barcelona and Argentina soccer star Lionel Messi.

When you see the final product, you won’t believe your eyes. The hyper-real portraits are just incredible. Can you believe she gets the final result using just colored pencils?! In addition to Messi, she’s captured the faces of friends and celebrities, from One Direction to comedian Ellen DeGeneres.

It’s extraordinary to watch the lifelike faces emerge from a blank canvas. Now this is true talent! Rooney, who claims to be self-taught, has gained a significant following by posting time-lapse videos to her YouTube channel, which has nearly 640,000 subscribers.

If her artwork impressed you, please SHARE it with all your family and friends.

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