Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos is now working with preserved butterflies. He spends several hours pouring over each wing, painstakingly decorating them with detailed replicas of classical paintings on real butterflies.
Ramos has use a magnifying glass to get the intricacy and details right. He spends a good 56 hours painting each wing, meticulously applying one brushstroke at a time.
Cristiam Ramos is not the only artist who paints on real butterflies. Two year ago, we featured the works of Hasan Kale, who likes to paint detailed landscapes of his home town of Istanbul on butterflies and other tiny objects.