Once upon a time, Italian artist Guido Daniele had some time on his hands.
Stay with us, here, but by “time”, we actually mean a hand-painted graceful face of a cheetah.
The lithe African big cat’s countenance was actually his first go at an advertising agency’s request to make the human body his canvas for the rendering of various animals. When Daniele felt that he’d nailed the cheetah’s face on the first go, the dam on his imagination burst and he began transforming carefully positioned hands into one pristinely painted animal likeness after another – each work consuming nearly four hours from start to finish.
These are the shadow-puppets God would make, if he booked birthday parties.