There were so many varieties and niche areas that I could uncover in this space. This seems to be a niche area that very few artists who have an interest in microsculpting get into.
Drawing and painting on rice grains is a very complex art.. as it needs to have the rice grain (typically 5 to 7 millimeters in length) to be held in one place, without even a tiny bit of shaking, using a magnifying glass and tiny pens / nibs to draw, paint or sketch and write on it. Needs very steady hands (thought only surgeons needed steady hands :))
Got curious to see what other types of rice grain based paintings exist. Is this common across the world? Was surprised to see Vietnamese have a variety of rice mosaic paintings. Found some of them to be amazing
While other countries have this as a form of art, what I noticed was Vietnamese seem to have artists who have dedicated their life to this type of artwork! Family portraits are made by these artists that stay in homes across generations! Vladimir Aliskin is one of the famous micro artists.
Micro artists train themselves to slow down their heartbeat to complete their meticulous work. Each heartbeat causes vibrations that cause the drill to fluctuate by up to 0.1 mm, enough to ruin their creations.
WOW 🙂 Hats off to all the micro artists around the world!
PS: I could not find the names of the other artists who painted the above pictures. If any of you know their names, please feel free to leave a comment – will update it on the post 🙂