Artist Christian Ramos, a young innovator from Mexico, who for several years experimented with creating canvases from confectionery and multi-coloured nail polish, has now switched to an even more unusual material – toothpaste.
Ramos claims that toothpaste gives the artist much more opportunities for creativity than traditional watercolor paints, oil, gouache or pencils. With the help of ordinary hygiene products, he creates portraits of world celebrities and sketches of famous tourist sites.
Moreover, it takes about 30 tubes for one masterpiece, and the process of writing takes no more than 200 hours. Working with toothpaste occurs manually and, according to the artist, has only two drawbacks: a strong odour associated with the dental office, and too much stickiness. But what, if not toothpaste, designed to improve a smile, can convey its unique magnetism on paper? And who knows - perhaps in the near future, this new drawing material will be sold in specialized creativity stores.