Artist Creates an Incredible Array of Detailed Portraits Drawn Entirely With Coffee


Commercial artist Maria A. Aristidou has created an incredible array of amazingly detailed portraits using different blends of coffee on watercolor paper. Maria has stated that the first portrait was “made by accident” but “coffee painting has really grown” on her. Among her subjects are R2-D2 and Yoda from Star Wars, Bob Marley, Davy Jones, Hugh Laurie, and a variety of Disney characters, just to name a few.

Aristidou has also created a stop-motion video that captures her remarkable process of “coffee drawing” R2-D2.


Davy Jones Coffee Painting

Hugh Laurie


Bob Marley

Girl with Pearl Earring


images via Maria A. Aristidou

via FoodBeast