Insanely Tiny Portraits On Peanuts By Steve Casino
Talented artist, Steve Casino, makes amazing art out of peanuts. The peanut painter has made nearly 250 of the tiny pieces of art in the last three years. His work ranges from pop stars and TV characters to monsters and commissioned pieces for wedding cake toppers.
To begin peanut portraits, Casino studies images of the person he will paint. The next step is finding the peanut — the artist may sift through hundreds of nuts before he finds the perfect one. Once the perfectly-shaped peanut is found, the nut inside is extracted, and the shell is glued back together. A shell of wood filler is that spread onto the front, making for a smooth painting surface. Legs and a stand are added, followed by the arms once the painting is completed.
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