Black British artist unveils Beatles portrait on anniversary

Black British artist unveils Beatles portrait on anniversary

The portrait was created by artist Kelvin Okafor to mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles Abbey Road album

PENCIL ARTIST Kelvin Okafor unveiled his detailed photo-like drawing of John Lennon last night (Sept 10) to mark the upcoming 50th anniversary since the release of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album.

His most ambitious drawing to date, took a staggering 215 hours to create. Using just graphite and charcoal pencils, Okafor looked to capture the essence of the legendary singer, songwriter and peace activist.

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