In just 5 minutes, this artist brings Robin Williams to life

It's so realistic, you'll think it's a photo. 


Audra Schroeder


Published Sep 8, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 3:27 pm CDT

Artist Heather Rooney has been showcasing her collection of photorealistic drawings on her YouTube page, where she currently has more than 400,000 subscribers. Her videos are shot in hyperlapse speed, so you can follow her process. 

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She recently posted her tribute drawing of the late Robin Williams, using a prismacolor colored pencil. In just under five minutes, his face comes alive in striking color, and the detail is stunning. 

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Screengrab via Heather Rooney/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 8, 2014, 12:52 pm CDT