This Russian Street Artist Draws Extremely Realistic Portraits in Only One Hour


Frankly, it’s impressive that Russian artist Nikolay Yarakhtin can create these wonderful portraits at all, but the fact that he does them in just an hour on the streets of Saint Petersburg is incredible.

Yarakhtin said, “It takes me about an hour to make a portrait. Looking at the excitement of my clients seeing their portraits brings me a lot of joy and inspires me. It gives me creative energy and motivates to become better.”

Take a look at his work.

1. A spitting image.

2. Like a photograph.

3. The resemblance is uncanny.

4. One hour or less!

5. There’s the man himself.

6. Portrait of a young lady.

7. Mother and child.

8. He looks pretty serious.

9. Like looking in a mirror.

10. Spot-on, don’t you think?

These are pretty great! Be sure to follow Yarakhtin on Instagram so you can keep up with all the wonderful portraits that he’s creating.