Crafty Art: Kiss Art by Natalie Irish


The amazing art of Natalie Irish is pretty cool to say the least. When you first take a look at her portraits you would be forgiven for thinking that they are no different to other portraits you may have seen.

Natalie's art is different, however, as she doesn't use conventional paintbrushes to create the images. Instead she uses her thumb prints and even her lips to create amazing huge portraits of famous faces.

Her collection includes Norma Jean (above) and Jimi Hendrix, and uses lipstick and her lips with varying pressure to achieve the subtle tones and highlights needed.

Hailing from Houston, Texas, she studied Silversmithing and Ceramics at The University of Texas before going onto create art using her thumbprints. 

However, she wanted to try something that hadn't been done before and so came up with the idea of using her lips and lipstick instead to make the impressions on the canvas.

The video of her is a little self-absorbed at the beginning but her style is really unique and I love the look of the finished artwork.

Have you seen any interesting techniques used to create art recently? Let us know in the comments below.

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