Artist Theophilus Boateng Kwaku Sarpong, who goes by the shorter name Theo Pencil and often written as one word TheoPencil, creates large scale pencil portraits of African’s public figures in photo-realistic detail that he refers to as hyper-realism.
TheoPencil is one of several African artists offering portrait commissions to people throughout the world. Now anyone in any country may commission their portrait with the assistance of a special service you can read about here.
Here is a look into a commission for a client in the United States–TheoPencil working with pencil and charcoal on paper–work in progress.
For the this family portrait, below, THE FAMILY OF AKI-OLA, TheoPencil completed the 30 x 40 inch pencil drawing in 88 hours over 11 days.
Watch African Portrait artist Theo Pencil on the KSM TV show —