It looks like nothing can limit artists’ imagination and they can paint with almost anything – provided they have “an eye” to see it. Just like Dino Tomic, Norway-based Croatian tattoo artist and art teacher, creates impressive paintings with a material that’s a staple of any cupboard: “table salt.”
Using ordinary kitchen salt and a paper cone or bottle, Tomic creates detailed portraits on a giant piece of black paper. So far he has made illustrations of animals, flowers and human portraits with this ubiquitous granular substance.
For detailing, he varies the amount of salt at different angles to give his artwork a balance of light and dark areas. Meanwhile, he manages to add a sense of realism to his each art piece. For us, it’s hard to believe that how he paints with salt because the small granules of salt can be easily distorted even at the slightest touch.
So, you have to be very careful while drawing with salt and make sure that you don’t ruin the finished part accidentally. Check out the given images to have a closer look at his artworks. Also, watch the video at the bottom to find out how Tomic paints with salt.