That’s some draw-wing: Artist, Hasan Kalepaints amazing mini masterpieces on butterflies, snail shells, pasta and even plant spikes
Butterfly aficionados might have trouble identifying this species - on account of its rather unusual markings.
Closer examination of its wings reveals tiny birds soaring above minarets while men dressed in white row down a river.
The scene is Istanbul, the painter is Hasan Kale… and the butterfly is his canvas.
In fact, he can paint his intricate miniature masterpieces on the wings of any taxidermied insect.
Hasan, who has been working in miniature since the 1980s, also paints on pasta shells and seeds
As if that wasn’t challenging enough, the 53-year-old from Turkey can also create pictures on a single pumpkin seed, pasta, lump of sugar and a grain of rice.
He can even use lemon peel or sharp plant spikes for a canvas.