Finger painting but not as you or I know it

16:00, Oct 30 2012
Dito Spider-Man and Self Portrait 018
Dito Spider-Man and Self Portrait 018
Dito Frida Kahlo and Dito Fetish
Dito Frida Kahlo and Dito Fetish
Dito Gesù and Dito Dalai Lama
Dito Gesù and Dito Dalai Lama
Dito Mozart and Dito Kiss
Dito Mozart and Dito Kiss
Dito Mr T and Dito Sex Doll
Dito Mr T and Dito Sex Doll
Dito Berlusconi and Dito Avatar
Dito Berlusconi and Dito Avatar
Dito Ronald McDonald and Dito Mickey Mouse
Dito Ronald McDonald and Dito Mickey Mouse
Self Portrait 030 and Dito Gheddafi
Self Portrait 030 and Dito Gheddafi
Dito Shrek and Self Portrait 020
Dito Shrek and Self Portrait 020
Dito Spock and Dito Steve Jobs
Dito Spock and Dito Steve Jobs

An Italian artist is flexing his fingers and marvelling at his own dexterity, after his finger painting works gained international attention.

But it is not finger painting as you or I know it.

Dito Von Tease has dressed his finger up to recreate dozens of portraits of celebrities and high profile people in the news. 

They include Steve Jobs, the Dalai Lama and Muammar Gaddafi.

Von Tease creates the miniature artworks by taking a photo of his finger naked and then adding the features using computer software. 

Dito is the Italian word for finger, and Von Teese is a homage to burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, whom he has surprisingly not recreated on his index.

The finger portraits can be viewed on his website ditology.blogspot.co.nz

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