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This Artist Starts Her Morning With A Few Cups Of Coffee, But How She Uses Them Seems Impossible

Maria A. Aristidou is a brilliant U.K. based illustrator and an unapologetic coffee fiend. So it was really only a matter of time before her two great loves came together.

Of course, it happened by accident when she spilled a cup of joe on a piece she was working on.


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That was her eureka moment.


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By brewing different cups of coffee with varying strengths and beans, she's able to create a full value palette, just with coffee. 


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She uses thick-toothed heavyweight paper that grips the coffee and really lets it sink into the paper.


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The amount of detail and value variance she's able to achieve is breathtaking.


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An incredible portrait of Charlie Chaplin rendered in coffee.


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Even the most famous “National Geographic” cover.


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The Little Mermaid gets a little pick-me-up.


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Coffee turns out to be a perfect illustration medium.


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And it's just as versatile for portraits.


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Like this incredible abstract take on Walt Disney.


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The original Christopher Robin.


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Dr. House.


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Bob Marley.


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Yoda.


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Even R2-D2.


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Here's a timelapse video of Aristidou in action.


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