Toni Garrn set the bar pretty high by posing for Cologne-based artist Mike Dargas – with honey dripping from her face.
To be honest, 23-year-old Toni admitted, she thought it would be “kind of disgusting” to have artist Mike Dargas slather globs of the sticky substance all over her face — but she ended up being pretty impressed with the results.
“Cannot believe how incredible these turned out,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a snapshot of herself a the gallery.
In fact, the portraits unveiled weren’t actually photos, but oil paintings on canvas, which the German model remarked were done with … unreal precision.
Inspired by Dali, Caravaggio and HR Giga, 33-year-old Mike Dargas focuses on surrealism and realism. His works show the picture of people, painted realistically in oil on canvas. The precise technique gives, like a photography, a snapshot of the moment. The artist studies his motifs with such intensity, that each portrait pictures a profile of increasing intimate closeness.