Artist Creates Detailed Image From Salt, But When He Inverts the Color, Something Incredible Happens

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Source: Dino Tomic/Instagram

Source: Dino Tomic/Instagram

When cooking, adding salt to your dish is a delicate process. Too much or too little can render the food unpalatable. When creating works of art with salt, that process is just as delicate.

Just take it from art teacher and tattoo artist Dino Tomic, who has been using common table salt to create intricate and stunning works.

“I’m all about pushing, testing and experimenting with new things,” Tomic wrote on a post where he’s working salt atop a black carpet. The stark contrast between white and black is a marvel to behold in itself, but Tomic has a trick up his sleeve for this project.

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Inverted SALT eye The picture you see here is the “normal“ not inverted version of an eye done entirely with regular kitchen salt on a black carpet if you look at my profile and see the second post you can see the inverted version . The reverse colors effect shows what the original picture really is =) If you dont believe me find an app/ program and invert the image yourself and see what happens =) Its hard to be the first at something , but im very very sure that no one has ever done something like this before =D Im all about pushing , testing and experimenting with new things – wanted to give it a go and see what i could do if i would combine the two techniques i practice =) The eye you might also recognize , its my own eye – and i used it for a art competition once few years back ( it was drawing hundreds of times buy some of the most incredible artist ) Im gonna take some more time and try to do a cool video where i switch from filming regularly to inverted while i work so that you can see the magic happen right in front of you =)

A photo posted by Dino Tomic (@dinotomic) on

“The picture you see here is the “normal” not inverted version of an eye done entirely with regular kitchen salt on a black carpet,” Tomic wrote. In the next image however, Tomic reveals what happens when he “inverts” the image using an app program like Photoshop to reveal an even more breathtaking life-like image of the human eye.

Inverted SALT eye The picture you see here is the Inverted version of an eye done entirely with regular kitchen salt on a black carpet and if you look at my profile and see the second post you can see the Normal version . The reverse colors effect shows what the original picture really is =) If you dont believe me find an app/ program and invert the image yourself and see what happens =) Its hard to be the first at something , but im very very sure that no one has ever done something like this before =D Im all about pushing , testing and experimenting with new things – wanted to give it a go and see what i could do if i would combine the two techniques i practice =) The eye you might also recognize , its my own eye – and i used it for a art competition once few years back ( it was drawing hundreds of times buy some of the most incredible artist ) Im gonna take some more time and try to do a cool video where i switch from filming regularly to inverted while i work so that you can see the magic happen right in front of you =)

A photo posted by Dino Tomic (@dinotomic) on

Tomic has used the medium before to create similar effects, but it’s the image of the human eye that is really drawing praise.

Check out more from Tomic below and on his Instagram, Facebook, Etsy, and Deviant Art pages.

Worlds largest salt mandala 3 days work 25 hours in total – gone in 10 seconds. The whole / longer video on my YouTube / Facebook page 🙂 The whole project was done in the university HSN / Notodden / Norway – the place where i studied many years ago and the place where i have drawing courses now. =D They where so nice to provide me with a live stream , so that everyone could follow the whole process from start to finish. The whole live stream is still on youtube if anyone wants to see every boring ( unedited ) second of me playing with salt haha =D Im getting in touch with Guinness book of records to really confirm that this was the worlds larges salt mandala ( sand /or other color powders dont count in this category ) – it does seem it is =)

A video posted by Dino Tomic (@dinotomic) on

Large Salt Mandala Today i have finished my largest salt mandala project yet. I worked non stop for the last 3 days to finish it – about 25 hours of work . This project has been done for the university HSN Notodden where i took my education 7 years ago. The doors to the school are open so that everyone can go in and out to check it out =D This mandala will be there the next 2 weeks , and than i will destroy it =) I cant help but think – is this maybe the worlds largest salt mandala ever created ? ( i know people are doing them with sand/ and colored powder – but i have never seen any large once with salt =) The whole process was live streamed on my youtube channel – so thank you all for hanging out with me =) It was amazing talking to all the people, and tiring at the same time – at one point i had the live stream on , a time lapse camera on , a 360 camera in the middle on , newspaper interview – a tv camera and a lot of bystanders at the same time =D talk about multitasking haha =D Now my neck and brain need a break. In 6 days i will start another large mandala almost as big as this one in the middle of the town center =)

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