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Watch This Girl Incredibly Paint a Portrait of Adele with Burning Candles

By Casey Chan on at

Hong Yi, the lovely artist who makes mind blowing art from everyday objects like books, coffee and basketballs, is back at it again. This time? She paints a picture of Adele using burning candles. Seriously. Who needs a paintbrush when you have hot wax, right?

I can barely light a candle without burning myself silly and can't even draw a straight line so I'm definitely beyond impressed at her ability to mold hot burning wax into a portrait of Adele's 21 album cover. The portrait is part of a 4-part project where she'll involve the basic elements fire, water, wind and earth. As you can guess, this is fire. Here's how she did it:

This took about 2 weeks to plan out - I spent about a week looking for the right materials for it, and another week on working out how to use hot candle wax as my 'paint'. The art piece itself took about 7 hours to complete, and I think I used about 1500 candles!

The adorable Hong admitted to burning a finger but hey, it's worth it when you make incredible art like this. Check out her website Oh I See Red for more pictures of this amazing piece. [Oh I See Red]