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Lily Mae Martin Exclusively Renders People Making Funny Faces

By: Jason Soy - Published: May 14, 2012 • References: lilymaemartin and sweet-station
Too often, people fixate on capturing people at their best, but Lily Mae Martin isn’t concerned about that. Instead, for her personal brand of art, she focuses on rendering subjects who have bizarre expressions on their faces. The resulting portraits are humorous and much more engaging in comparison to works that try to make people look serene, contemplative and any other clichéd adjective. By showing people at their most bizarre, she essentially taps into an honest representation of her subjects.

Lily Mae Martin is currently based in Berlin and is capable of executing her realistic style using felt tip pens and oil paints. Her attention to accurate human anatomy is remarkable and details that others would often neglect, such as wrinkles and veins, serve to enhance the illusion of realism in Mae Martin’s visual creations.