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How One Artist Creates Haunting Drawings Using Only His Eyes

03/24/2015 03:45 pm ET | Updated Mar 24, 2015

Seeing is believing.

The British artist, who recently held a live-drawing exhibition in London, worked with eye tracking company Tobii Technology to develop the software that makes these creations possible. According to the event's website:

The technology works by shining infra-red light straight into the eyes. The reflections are recorded using multi-algorithms and filters which allow eye movement to immediately be translated onto a screen.

"I basically draw the lines in my mind and see what develops on screen," he told The Creators Project. "Sooner or later a face will appear. You have to really trust your unconscious that the image will materialize."

"It's kind of like digital charcoal in a way," he added.

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Fink said he got his inspiration from art teachers who once exhorted him to look harder as he worked.

"Trouble is, there is a lot of process going on between your eyes looking at something and then transferring that information to your brain, down your arms, through your pencil and onto the paper," he said in a statement. "I thought, wouldn't it be wonderful to draw directly using just my eyes."

Mission accomplished, Graham.

See some of his creations, below:

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