Mike Dargas is a german painter with an incredible eye for detail. His hyperrealistic portraits literally makes you lean in for a closer look - but with pretty face like these, is that so bad?

Previously an award winning tattoo artist, Mike started his creative movements as a carpenter producing sculptures from wood and metal. Now, as a painter, he works with a much softer material that allows him to introduce some unimaginable detail to each of his pieces. Mike chooses to drizzle and cover each subject with either honey, chocolate, oil and paper. This simple addition makes each piece more sensual and more mysterious

Yes, these paintings take a long time, but this should inspire you to get paint, brush and canvas and express yourself!

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