Gallery: Hong Yi Paints an Incredible Portrait Using Coffee Stains

The 26 year old artist, who is also known as RED, drew inspiration for the portrait from one of the Chou’s songs, “Secret” (Bu Neng Shuo De Mi Mi). While her use of coffee is drawn as a literal reference from the opening lines of the song, the tones it created proved apt to the song’s nostalgic narrative.

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  1. Steven Mikel February 17, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Very Nice! I use brewed coffee reduced down to a thick resin… let it harden, and then work with it in the same way as traditional watercolors.

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