You are probably already familiar with optical illusion drawing. In most of time, you saw those drawing on the paper, floor or walls. However, Italian makeup artist Luca Luce use a totally different canvas to make his mind-blowing drawing even special. With the help of perspective, shadow placement, and a photorealistic style of drawing, he produces surreal, three-dimensional artwork on his own palm. Using his wild imagination, Luce depicts anything from tiny creatures living underneath his skin to a tiny, four-eyed face emphatically talking to him or a little pet mice laying in center of his hand. Whatever the subject matter may be, Luce’s artistic expertise convincingly creates these whimsical scenes. Here are some of our favorite and find more on Luce’s instagram page.
It looks like paint portrait on paper is too normal and not eye-catching anymore. To get more attention, California-based artist Russell Powell creates stunningly realistic portraits on an unconventional surface – his own hand. This unusual canvas – textured and creased surface, not only doesn’t deter him from adding intricate details but helps to add dramatic shading that gives the paintings a three-dimensional feel. Once Russell has completed a portrait, he hand stamped his work on to paper to records his work in a permanent way. You probably will think that doesn’t sound too difficult. However, to successfully stamp paint on paper, the artist has to paint quickly enough that the medium doesn’t dry. Moreover, since it is painted on artist’s hands, which means all those stamping works have Russell’s unique fingerprints, which make those images more unique and originated.
In the world of hand painting, Italian artist Guido Daniele is definitely a leading innovator. By having his models contort their hands into specific positions, he could use his painting skills to transform it into highly detailed and realistic animals onto hands. On average the typical “Handimal” takes around three to four hours to paint in its entirety. For Daniele, the hardest part is not the painting itself, but rather having to watch his paintings be washed down the drain and disappear on a daily basis. But luckily, we still can see those amazing works on photos.
Still remember the creative hand painting campaign by AT&T? Here we have another amazing series of images by photographer Ray Massey use palms, fingers, fingernails, and fists as the canvas for some incredibly illusion body art. Massey teamed up with body paint experts Annie Miller and Annie Ralli to transform hands into creatively deceiving objects, architecture, and scenes. Impressive Work! [source]