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Category Archive: Miniature

Hasan Kale Mıcro Art

Hasan Kale Mıcro Art

Bird, miniature painting on M & M’s candy. Hasan Kale Mıcro Art

Hasan Kale Mıcro Art

Unique, and without doubt talented artist Hasan Kale was born in 1960 in Turkey. Hasan makes awesome miniature, even micro drawings of beautiful landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, historical characters, and not only. The artist has been working in micro miniature since the 1980s. For his detailed mini-marvels he uses extraordinary canvases, such as the wings of any taxidermied insect, a lemon peel, pasta, snail shells, seeds, lump of sugar, grain of rice, and even sharp plant spikes! However, the skillful artist doesn’t need a wooden board to mix colors on it, instead, he uses his finger as a palette. For 55-year-old artist miniaturist the main inspiration is his native city, that’s why we see colorful scenes of Istanbul in most of his art works.
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Victoria Chernysheva miniature toys

Victoria Chernysheva miniature toys

Sphinx. Sculpted by hand, without the use of mold, painted with acrylic paints. Victoria Chernysheva miniature toys

Victoria Chernysheva miniature toys
Russian mixed media artist Victoria Chernysheva has created a wonderful gallery of life-like realistic toys of dogs, teddy bears, cats, ferrets, mice and birds. Traditionally, the artist works in a variety of techniques. These cute miniature toys are not more than 3 cm tall!
Born 3 October, 1977 in Rostov-on-Don, Victoria is currently living here with her husband and their two wonderful children. Before she started making teddy bears and dolls, Victoria tried her hand in different directions of applied art, but miniature has conquered her completely. According to the artist, the world of miniature captivates. Noteworhy, she creates her detailed miniature works manually, and very carefully, so every work is unique.
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Olga Maltseva ceramic art

Olga Maltseva ceramic art

Alice, Hatter, the March Hare and the Cheshire Cat from the collection ‘Alice in Wonderland’. One of a kind ceramic doll. Hand molding, high temperature firing, engobes, glazing. Olga Maltseva ceramic art

Olga Maltseva ceramic art
Talented St. Petersburg based ceramic artist Olga Maltseva has created a beautiful collection of dolls. They are the characters of the wonderful fairy tale “Alice in Wonderland” – Alice, Hatter, the March Hare and the Cheshire Cat. All works are performed entirely by hand without the use of preprinted forms. Engobe painted and glazed, there were two high-temperature sintering. Soon the company will join Blue Caterpillar and the Queen of Hearts. Olga Maltseva lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Vera Megorskaya felted miniature

Needle felted mouse holding its Peter the Rabbit toy. Vera Megorskaya felted miniature

Cute mouse holding its Peter the Rabbit toy. Needle felted. Vera Megorskaya felted miniature

Vera Megorskaya felted miniature

Talented Russian craftswoman Vera Megorskaya lives in Krasnodar. The girl grew up in the artistic family and has always loved to make things with her hands. Besides, the girl’s step father is a painter and sculptor, and it was him who taught her basic knowledge in art. Once Vera noticed wool and special needles in a craft shop, she decided to try her hand. And she couldn’t stop creating her felted cuties… Now, after 5 years of needle felting, the crafts has become her full time job. Meanwhile, Vera’s Shop on Etsy “Handmade by November” has more than 2000 miniature felted birds, mice, foxes, bunnies, dogs and cats.
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Doll artist Larisa Isayeva

Alenushka, Khokhloma stylized doll, handmade

Wearing traditional Russian folk costume Alyonushka, Khokhloma stylized, handmade. Creation by Doll artist Larisa Isayeva

Russian doll artist Larisa Isayeva (kuklaelli) lives and works Yekaterinburg. She creates dolls on different themes – fairy-tale characters, movie characters, cartoons, literary characters, dancers, puppets of different nationalities, and more. Larisa Isayeva works in mixed technique, and in particular, she combines the modeling of polymer clay and textile parts on a flexible framework, as well as sculpting articulated dolls from polymer clay. Like cartoon characters, her dolls “come alive” because they are mobile and can change poses due to wire frame. According to the doll master, it takes her to 14 days to create one doll. In addition, many of her dolls are made in Russian style, for example, Khokhloma and Gzhel. Dressed in national folk costumes, made of fine textile – velvet, brocade, leather, lace, feather, embroidered with beads, and sequins.
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Miniaturist artist Salavat Fidai

Mini copy of the paintings of Van Gogh on the boxes of matches

Mini copy of the paintings of Van Gogh on the boxes of matches. Miniaturist artist Salavat Fidai

Miniaturist artist Salavat Fidai
When 42-year-old Salavat Fidai left the large trading company he became … a freelance artist. According to him, he was just tired from the office. So, he moved with his family to the village, where he organized a workshop and began to create. As a child Salavat was fond of woodcarving, thanks to his parents, professional artists and teachers. In particular, his mom taught fine arts for children, and his father was the director of a correctional school. Of course, they instilled in Salavat a love for art. Although he wanted to enter the art Institute but failed, and studied to become a lawyer. Once, jokingly, he painted a portrait of Van Gogh on a matchbox. And for instance, art captivated him again. First, he began painting miniatures on pumpkin seeds, then sunflower seeds, and on a grain of rice. By the way, it takes Salavat from 6 to 12 hours of hard work to carve a miniature sculpture on the tip of a pencil. Today, works by Salavat Fidai are known to art collectors worldwide.
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Miniature painting on butterfly wings

Inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci. Madonna Miniature painting on butterfly wings. Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos

Inspired by iconic paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci “Lady with an Ermine” and “Mona Lisa”. Miniature painting on butterfly wings by Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos

Miniature painting on butterfly wings
Interestingly, Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos uses real butterfly wings as canvas for his miniature paintings, which are mostly reproductions of paintings of Renaissance masters. Noteworthy, Cristiam Ramos is a multimedia internationally recognized innovative artist. His truly unique works decorate different museums in the United States, Britain, Japan and other countries in the world. Meanwhile, in the art gallery of Cristiam Ramos – real spider web paintings, nail polish paintings, candy-used artworks, and amazing miniature paintings on the wings of butterflies. In addition to fifteen awards, the artist’s creations entered the Guinness Book of World Records. Besides, the sculpture of a motorcycle made of candies was certified by the Ripley’s “Believe it or not” international firm.
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