43 Photo-Like Drawings Made With Ballpoint Pens By Mostafa Khodeir

While in this digital age, I hardly remember how to properly hold a pen, let alone write with it without looking like a 3-year-old’s first attempts at learning letters, some people master pens to the next level. The talented 28-year-old Egyptian artist Mostafa Khodeir creates incredibly realistic portraits that can be easily mistaken for photos using only multicolored ballpoint pens. They really leave us wondering what kind of magical pens this artist is using.

It took a lot of practice for Khodeir to reach his current level. You can see some of the earliest work on his social media, which only means there is no limit to how much you can improve your skills. In 2018, one of Khodeir’s drawings of a young boy that took the artist 2 months to finish went viral on Twitter with over 200k likes. Today, with 122k followers on Instagram, over 64 followers on Facebook, and another 17.8k on Twitter, he is still at the top.

We’ve collected some of the best artwork from the artist, so check it out, and don’t forget to upvote the artwork that impressed you the most!

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Sandy Murphey2 weeks ago

Beautifully sad2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#2 

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Vicious Insect2 weeks ago

How… Just how?12ReplyView more comments#3 

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Isla Bower2 weeks ago

stunning!5ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#4 

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Sandy Murphey2 weeks ago

Photographic quality4ReplyView more commentshttps://abfcb0377f8a9184a9f3db70ae128832.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html#5 

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Sandy Murphey2 weeks ago

Amazingly beautiful!3ReplyView more comments#6 

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Sandy Murphey2 weeks ago

Aww!1ReplyView more comments#7 

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Sandy Murphey2 weeks ago

Unreal realism4ReplyView more comments#8 

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Sandy Murphey2 weeks ago

Lovely3Reply#9 

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Kawa1i_Pand@2 weeks ago

thats is witchcraft or smth3ReplyView more comments#10 

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Sandy Murphey2 weeks ago

It’s all about mutuality1ReplyView more comments#11 

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audreyMB2 weeks ago

These are really good3ReplyView more comments#12 

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Sandy Murphey2 weeks ago

Sweet2ReplyView more comments#13 

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Maddilyn Alcorn2 weeks ago

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Isla Bower2 weeks ago

the pose was caught perfectly!2ReplyView more comments#15 

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Mariam Gad2 weeks ago(edited)

Ok I’ll explain this picture for people who might not know. This wonderful women here is a famous Egyptian actor who is in lots of older movies and series. I don’t remember the names of the movies she was in sadly. I’ll ask my aunt and see if she knows. UPDATE: her name is عبلة كامل8ReplyView more commentshttps://abfcb0377f8a9184a9f3db70ae128832.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html#16 

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Sasha Krohapunk2 weeks ago

It’s unreal. Looking like the photo.1Reply#17 

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Yeah, you heard2 weeks ago

This was done using a ball point pen? Seriously? The bottom bit, yeah.0ReplyView more comments#18 

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Aurelia!2 weeks ago

oh wow love this one1ReplyView more comments#19 

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Sandy Murphey2 weeks ago

Beautiful subject, and beautiful rendition.3Reply#20 

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Michaela Arthur2 weeks ago

stunning3Reply#21 

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ConcertoDelleDonna2 weeks ago(edited)

So meticulous, yet so understated. Absolutely lovely.1Reply#22 

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Sandy Murphey2 weeks ago

Wow!0ReplyView more comments#23 

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DancingPig2 weeks ago

Just… HOW?!!0ReplyView more comments#24 

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Lorraine R2 weeks ago

Lilac-breasted roller, I think. Absolutely beautiful.2Reply#25 

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Sandy Murphey2 weeks ago

Those eyes!! And the hair falling nearby…1Reply#27 

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ConcertoDelleDonna2 weeks ago

Fight like a butterfly, sting like a bee.0Reply#28 

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Sandy Murphey2 weeks ago

Lovely0ReplyView more comments#29 

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Thea Lapsley2 weeks ago

sooooo cool and beautiful !!!0Reply#31 

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ConcertoDelleDonna2 weeks ago(edited)

The light on her face is so beautiful and perfect.0Reply#32 

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Thea Lapsley2 weeks ago

wow!0Reply#33 

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ConcertoDelleDonna2 weeks ago(edited)

Amazing amount of detail.0Reply#34 

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Sasha Krohapunk2 weeks ago(edited)

Oh, I like him so much1ReplyView more comments#37 

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Susan Green2 weeks ago

Wow this is beautiful!0ReplyView more comments#39 

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Flowergirl Power2 weeks ago

OMG OMG OMG They are all done with ball point pens WOW!0ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#42 

اسكتش للفنان الراحل عزت ابو عوف ❤
بالقلم الجاف.
ballpoint Pen Sketch An Egyptian Actor Had Passed Away.

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Mariam Gad2 weeks ago(edited)

Also another actor, who’s name I also don’t remember but do know that he had sadly passed away. UPDATE: his name is عزت أبو عوف2Reply#43 

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