HB, 2B, 3B, 5B graphite; hard (HB) charcoal
11" x 14" smooth bristol
Would you believe that this is actually a hand-drawn portrait of Madame Beckham, and not a well-lit b/w photograph? Well, believe it; it is. 22 year old artist Randy Atwood uses a mix of graphite and charcoal to create stunningly realist images of not only celebrity figures, but cartoons, animals, and common folk like you and I (click here to request his services). I've pulled a few of my favorites, but his whole portfolio (which comes in the form of a DeviantArt profile) is definitely worth taking a look at.
[images via Randy-Man]