But he doesn't use paint.
He uses CANDY!! Cristiam favors M&M's, bubblegum, Gummy Bears, and after-dinner mints. Each of his portraits contains over 5,000 pieces of candy. His largest piece of art, a life-size candy motorcycle, uses over 20,000 pieces of candy!
Hard to imagine, but it's true.
Ramos was quoted to say that "he got the idea to use sweets as a medium for his art four years ago when he was at the park. He saw a dad give his son a piece of gum to soothe his pain, and after seeing the boy smile, he realized that sweets make human beings happy." That thought led him into thinking about making portraits of famous people with sweets to make people happy. His portraits sell for up to $18,000, depending on size and the kind of treats used. [source]
Watch this short clip about the portrait of Sandra Bullock:
I am amazed to see that this artist is so thin. If I were lucky enough to have this talent, and use candy, I know I'd be chomping on that candy all day, wouldn't you? *wink*