Set your goals high - get so good at something that people genuinely can't tell what's art and what's life.
Nigerian artist Chiamonwu Joy does charcoal drawings, but man, are they so much more than that. Check it out.
Seriously, these are astonishing. If the artist wasn't standing in these photos, these drawings might as well have been photos.
The rest of the internet was left scratching their heads in amazement.
As someone who's just finished attempting a photo-realistic portrait using charcoal (partially), I am baffled and intimidated at how good these are. Who do I have to sell my soul to in order to get this good?— Malty Meatia (@maltymeatia) January 19, 2018
Wait are you trying to tell me the girl in the second picture is not standing beside you?😭❤️— Adult-ish👅 (@Mide_bams) January 18, 2018
I’ve never seen hyper realistic like this, I can imagine a black & white photo vs her drawing where you would say the photo is not as precise as the drawing— Joe C. (@TopJoec) January 20, 2018
Watch her create one of these, then enjoy the cognitive dissonance in the final image which, again, is not a photo.
It helps that she's delightful.