Toothpaste Artist

Adding another item to the ongoing list of weird things that artists paint with: toothpaste.

It's the medium of choice for Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos, and I've got to admit, the results are pretty impressive. Business Insider has a video of him at work, which includes the following quote:

One of my favorites is the portrait of Robin Williams. He was one of my favorite artists. I [felt] so sad when he passed that I wanted to create something that has so much of him, and that’s the smile that he gave us. That’s why I made him with toothpaste.

His website.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Aug 05, 2018
     Category: Art

This guy is a true artist. He captured Williams' wistful demeanor just right. The medium is irrelevant.
Posted by KDP on 08/05/18 at 10:26 AM
Where does he get black toothpaste?
Posted by ges on 08/05/18 at 12:20 PM
Never mind. I googled black toothpaste and there are several brands with activated charcoal.
Posted by ges on 08/05/18 at 12:21 PM
ges-- I was wondering where he got yellow toothpaste from, because I've never seen it. There's definitely blue and red toothpastes, but without yellow you don't have the three primary colors.
Posted by Alex on 08/05/18 at 05:59 PM
I found lots of recipes for DIY turmeric toothpaste (which is reputed to make your yellow teeth white after making them really, really yellow. But I couldn't find any yellow commercial toothpaste. This reminds me of the old Pepsodent jingle:
Posted by ges on 08/05/18 at 11:21 PM
Using turmeric toothpaste to make your teeth white reminds me more of Ron White's saying, "You just can't fix stupid."
Posted by Virtual on 08/08/18 at 01:31 PM
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