Some people develop a strange addiction of eating toothpaste especially kids. Well, with all the flavors available out there like fruity, bubble gum, candy and minty fresh, you can’t really blame these children. However, this artist from Mexico uses toothpaste for a different purpose.
Meet Cristiam Ramos, the painter who uses toothpaste to create astounding portraits of famous stars. As an artist, he shows his originality using different materials and odd objects that are challenging to work with. Over the years, Ramos developed a technique on his own and received more than 15 international awards for his unique artworks such as real spider web painting, paintings on the wings of butterflies, portraits using nail polish and sculpture creations made with candies. His works are distributed in different museums in United States, Britain, Japan and other countries in the world.
In this video, Ramos demonstrates how he uses paintbrush and toothpaste combo as a fresh approach in creating celebrity profiles. The painting of Robin Williams was auctioned off to raise money to support those who are suffering from depression.
According to Ramos, “It is very difficult to make these as the toothpaste becomes very sticky and dries quickly. The smell can also be overwhelming, which was challenging during the long days of up to 10 hours painting.” In average, finishing one single portrait could take 200 hours and could consume 30 tubes of toothpaste.
What can you say about this artist’s quirky technique? Feel free to leave your comments below.