Painting With Coffee

A Malaysian artist has created beautiful portrait paintings using coffee and a mug.

Hong Yi, a 25 years old Malaysian artist has used a mug full of coffee to create many beautiful portraits, including one of a Taiwanese famous singer who inspired her.

‘This project was inspired by the opening and closing lines of one of my favourite songs by Jay Chou called Secret,’ she said.

‘The opening line is about a coffee cup being lifted off the saucer, which is why I’ve used coffee cup stains as my medium in this project.The ending of the song is about autumn leaves and fragmented pieces, which is shown through the portrait as a whole how it’s formed by many individual rings, many of them broken and imperfect like fallen autumn leaves.

Watch this amazing video from the beginning to the end of one of her paintings: