Artist Iantha Naicker Creates Interactive Palm Illustrations of Animals

By: Ady Floyd - Nov 10, 2015
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Durban-based artist Iantha Naicker created adorable palm illustrations of animals. Each illustration mimics a three dimensional style by incorporating the thumb into the image. When the palm is fully opened, there is a tiny creature sitting inside. However, when the hand's thumb crosses into the palm, the animal appears to be hugging the finger.

These small illustrations are painted directly onto the skin using detailed precision to reveal lifelike fur and feathers. This collection of images depicts animals such as panda bears, seals and butterflies.

Additionally, Iantha Naicker expands the images of animals to incorporate inanimate objects such as ancient scrolls, sparkling diamonds and houses being carried by balloons. The artist's use of her own palm as a canvas creates a truly unique collection of artworks.