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He Didn’t Have Money For Haircuts, So He Mastered How To Create These Masterpieces With Hair

Rob Ferrel is a San Antonio-based artist that is giving his art a special twist. Canvas? Too basic. This artist is taking to food, scalps and condiments to create stunning portraits of some of the world’s biggest and best stars.

San Antonio artist Rob Ferrel is making celebrity portraits on unexpected canvases, like tortillas.


His incredible art has landed him as a guest artist on “The Queen Latifah Show,” “ESPN’s SportsCenter” and “El Gordo Y La Flaca.”

And a lot of his art honors Mexico’s greatest stars including Lupita Infante.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJk0F7wDddE/


Out. Of. Salt!

He also uses colored sand to make stunning replications of Lotería cards…

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJpHhZHjHG6/


…and this Jenni Rivera homage.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMCSbSpjpyo/?taken-by=robtheoriginal


Dayum.

JuanGa salt portrait? Obvi!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJsvvW3DIkw/


*cries because I can’t draw a straight line*

Ferrel’s Instagram is full of his artworks and videos showing the process.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJsc5hEDsBR/


Seriously… How. Does. He. Do. It.


Ferrel has taken his artistry to the world of barbering.


“I wanted to stand out and do something different,” Ferrel told My San Antonio about his haircut portraits.

He totally nailed this Frida Khalo haircut.


He even carved her portrait onto this Halloween Oreo’s cream filling.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKi_rgnD5dk/


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Ferrel has been cutting hair for basically his whole life.

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“I grew up in a big family and didn’t have an allowance or anything like that so I was always cutting my own hair, cutting my brother’s hair,” Ferrel told ESPN FC. “I was always drawing, too, when I was a kid. Art is my passion so I’ve just combined the two.”

There seems to be nothing he can’t turn into art. Just look at this avocado Yoda.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLzHX_-jYuU/


And this Tapatío man made with Tapatío.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BHWYZTkD0Ko/


So meta, dude.

And, yes, he did take his time to offer the world a political look into his mind.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLjJobsjeVq/


That Donald Trump, poopy diaper portrait is savage. ?

His artwork has been praised by the celebs he recreates and his designs have attracted numerous fans.


“I’ve had people fly in across the county to come and get a design,” Ferrel told San Antonio Express News. “This one client came from another state to get a portrait of his brother for his funeral, and he flew back to India, and he was supposed to wear it in India.”

He’s even given Jesus a special shoutout.


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But none of his artwork compares to this spectacular portrait of La Reina.


*checks bank account and tries to negotiate for a portrait*


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