Sheila Mae Bernaldez is a member of an art organisation, GUHIT PINAS, in the Philippines. According to her, this organisation gave her an opportunity to explore her skills and capabilities. Now she is doing her individual DIY art projects on very little things like “rice grains.” Yes! She makes incredibly detailed micro-paintings on rice grains, as well as, very tiny pieces of paper. This makes her work nothing short of extraordinary.
Using gouache and watercolor, the artist spends several weeks in front of a magnifying glass, working on a single piece. By looking at the detailing, we can understand she requires a great patience, a high-level of concentration and physical endurance to create the micro-art.
Even proper muscle coordination is needed to become so accurate in forming brush strokes on such minute objects. This is because trembling of hands may ruin the delicate artwork. We wonder how much time she took to learn to control her breathing and to enhance the endurance of her hands and the steadiness of her body for this art form.
You actually need a magnifying glass to see all the details and beauty of these micro-paintings. Check out the images below to see her miniature artworks.
Starry Night on a rice grain
Panda on a broken piece of rice grain
Starry Night on SD-Card sized paper
Father and me
Sunset on rice grain
We bare bears