A talented artist who turns celebrity snaps into cartoons has wowed her followers after releasing some of her works of art online.


Russian artist Lera Kiryakova has drawn everyone from singers to Hollywood actors in her images, which she does using only pencils.


And the beautiful works of art have wowed her over 175,000 followers, with netizens lining up to tell the artist just how talented she is.


The artist from the city of Tula in western Russia’s Tula oblast region has drawn a variety of figures including characters from Sherlock Holmes, including Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, and pop stars such as Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Beyonce.


She has also drawn Oscar winning Hollywood beauty Emma Stone as well as Harry Potter stars Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), who Lera can be seen drawing in the footage.


Other actors she has jotted on paper include the Mad Hatter as portrayed by Johnny Depp in the latest Hollywood version of Alice in Wonderland.


She also drew Queen Elizabeth II.


Netizens have been wowed by the images.


One named ‘Studio BAS' said: "Absolutely amazing! I loved watching you draw, you are very talented!" while another going by the name ‘Sasha Tatarchenko’ added: "I am really impressed by the way, the angle she sees people from. I wonder how much time does it take her to make one painting."

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