Artist Turns Hands Into Animals

by
Zohaib Ahmed
Your mind may not accept it, but these are just deftly painted hands, not actual animals.

It's probably true that contemporary artists aren't original like the classical era painters, but there is plenty that indicates they've still got it going in the body painting genre.

In fact, it wouldn't be outlandish to say that we're currently in the golden period of the art of body painting. Italian artist Guido Daniele's series "Handimals," highlighted in this post, is another case in point.

In this incredible series, Daniele has applied paint to human hands and given them the illusion of animals. Some of his work is so realistic that it's difficult to accept they're not actual animal pictures and just painted hands.

Take a look and then take a bow:

Handimals

 

Handimals

 

Handimals

 

Handimals

 

Handimals

 

Handimals

 

Handimals

 

Handimals

 

Handimals

 

Handimals

 

Handimals

 

Handimals

 

Handimals

Daniele is basically a hyper-realistic illustrator, but he crossed over into body painting in 1990. It explains the intense attention to detail in his Handimals series.

Animal Planet recognized his work in 2007 by awarding him the Hero of the Year title.

To view more of his work, check out his website or official Facebook page.

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