Gallery: Hong Yi Paints an Incredible Portrait Using Coffee Stains

Hung Yi first caught the public eye with two other equally extraordinary art works in which she drew inspiration for her choice of materials from the subject of the portrait. In her awesome representation of NBA player Yao Ming, she challenged herself to apply bright red paint to paper with the use of a basketball with extraordinarily precise results. In her portrait of artist Ai Wei Wei, she constructed a large scale representation of his likeness from sunflower seeds, in reference to Ai’s own art.

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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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