Can you believe these are done in pencil?! [Pics]

These incredible drawings of cats by Paul Lung on first glance (and second, and third) look like photographs. But this talented artist actually laboured 40-60 hours on each of these masterpieces with only a mechanical pencil.

Achieving such incredibly realistic texture and depth just stuns me. Especially since my drawings of cats regularly amount to circles with triangles for ears and lines sticking out the side for whiskers…

This exhibits true talent, and what I’d call geek-level of dedication to his passion.

[Paul Lung, on DeviantART, on Facebook | Via Flavourwire]