Italian artist Guido Daniele is well known for his incredible hand painting art. This art form originally started when he was recruited by an ad agency to do paintings of animals on human bodies. Guido loved the idea from the start. “I researched each animal in depth to see how I could transfer it to a hand, and then set about bringing it to life.” His first version was the cheetah, and to this day is still his favorite. “It turned out perfectly the first time and gave me the courage to complete the rest of the set.”
Guido uses his son, Michael and daughter Ginevra as his primary canvases. “If you’re spending hours on end holding someone’s hand, I’d rather it be the hand of someone I love. There’s nothing worse than working with a nervous, unfamiliar model whose hands are shaking.” Each painting takes around three to four hours to paint in its entirety.