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Chinese Barber Makes Super Realistic Paintings with Snipped Hair


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It looks like a charcoal painting at first glance, but this sketch of Marilyn Monroe was constructed with strands of hair.

Li Hailiang, a 35-year-old barber from the Henan province in central China, has been making the rounds on Weibo after getting featured in the local paper for his unique skill.

Li taught himself how to "paint" with fragments of hair — a pretty convenient find around his barber shop, probably. It's his ability to create works of art with a seemingly high level of intricacy that's impressive.

Li Hailiang's hair painting of Marilyn Monroe.

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Li's painting of Qi Baishi, a famous Chinese painter.

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Li Hailiang with his painting of Marilyn Monroe.

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A spider he painted on the ground in hair.

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A painting of a building that's meant to look 3D.

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Li Hailiang poses with his paintings.

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According to Chinese reports, Li has enjoyed painting since he was a boy, but has not received formal training.

Netizens on Weibo called him a master of his craft, and several said they had high expectations of his haircuts, going by how much patience and discipline he must possess in order to have taught himself his unique art.