Nigerian artist Mayor Olajide’s hyper-realistic art piece of Queen Elizabeth
Using charcoal pencils on paper, Nigerian artist Mayor Olajide spent under 150 hours creating a portrait of Queen Elizabeth.
Only 17-years-old, the artist studies architecture at The Polytechnic Ibadan and has been drawing since he was 5-years-old.
At the age of 15, Mayor was inspired by the work of Nigerian painter Erinze Stanley, who specialises in hyper-realism.
Mayor has drawn portraits of many people including Barack Obama, Cristiano Ronaldo and Tupac Shakur.
“I draw any time I’m in the mood. I don’t have a specific time, even in the night I draw,” he said. It’s “something I do when I’m less busy, after school, during break time. A hobby.”
You view his other art work on his Instagram page here.