Painting a picture of Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes from BBC drama Sherlock may actually take 7 to 8 hours. But in this cool time-lapse video, the likeness of the show's co-creator takes just over two minutes. 

The video was posted by YouTube users speedportraits. As if by magic the painting arrives.  Mycroft's pristine suit in place, as is that knowing look and his iconic umbrella. 

See the work unfold here: