Thursday, November 2, 2017


(Reworked from several old posts.)

What you are about to see is not a wildlife photography!
It’s called “Handimals” – stunning hand painting illusions.

Meet Guido Daniele (born 1950), an Italian artist who is behind this incredible collection of hand animals. Born in Soverato, Daniele graduated from Brera School of Arts in 1972, majoring in sculpture & then attended the Tankas school in Dharamsala, India until 1974.
Daniele has worked as a hyper-realistic illustrator, co-operating with editing & advertising companies, innovating with airbrush and testing out various painting techniques. He has painted backcloths up to 400 square meters in size. He has also painted trompe l’oeil images for private houses & public buildings. In 1990, he developed a body painting technique, and his work has been used in advertising images & commercials, as well as fashion events & exhibitions. Currently, Guido Daniele lives and works in Milan, Italy.

Here are some of what I consider his best:

Here are a few from an international AT&T
ad campaign he did:

France--Eiffel Tower:



 Norway--Viking ship


England--Queen's guards:

Thailand--White elephants 

Italy--Grapes on vines:

What artists do if given wire & household objects & too much time on their hands!:

You say tomato, I say tomahto:

Zombies are nuts about brains.  Cannibals:

Fruit with life experience:

Modest pear:

Literary interpretations:

Poor little chick:

When spoons go bad:

Going for a walk:

Burning the candle at both ends:


Insect wars:

Sea monster:

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Paper training our little dog, Frank:

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