Hero Angeles is now making a name for himself in another field. While still an actor, the Kapamilya star looks like he has found love in another hobby – miniature art making. However, it seems like it is more than just a hobby for the actor. In fact, he’s so good at it that his work was featured in an international channel!
Hero’s talent for making art out of the ordinary certainly did not go unnoticed. History Channel recently did a feature on him and his work, making his co-Filipinos very proud of him. For his artwork, Hero uses everyday things to create hyper-realistic pictures or scenarios. For example, the tip of an ordinary USB connector was reimagined as a platform that an elephant was walking on. The end of a cotton bud was made to look like the edge of a cliff, where an animal was standing. An earring stud was made into a stand for a Siamese cat, which lookers would need a magnifying glass just to see.
Making these works of art is no easy feat, considering that Hero has to use very fine brushes to draw his work. The attention to detail is so stunning, especially when one realizes how microscopic the sketch or paintings really are.
Hero also makes miniature clay sculptures, and each single piece could take up to three hours just to mold. After the desired effect is achieved, the clay sculpture is then baked in an oven for about 20 minutes until it fully hardens. His most complicated work to date is a microscopic bowl of “sinigang na hipon” or shrimp in sour soup. When magnified, one can see how the shrimps really do look hyper-real and detailed!
The Kapamilya actor focuses on local dishes to promote Filipino cuisine. It is very impressive how he can recreate an entire normal-sized dish into something smaller than a centimeter, yet still be able to maintain color and detail. Other works include a miniature balut, pandesal, and bibingka and putubumbong.
The best part of Hero’s art? He uses the money he earns to give to charities, making an enormous impact with his tiny art.
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