How this art teacher developed an innovative method to create realistic hand-printed portraits

  • Russell Powell has been a school teacher for 16 years.
  • He has developed an intricate hand-printing technique.
  • He creates incredibly realistic portraits by printing his hand onto paper.
  • During summer camp, Russell Powell would always doodle on his hand after painting his students’ faces.

    He would then post photos of his hand art on Instagram and then wash it off.

    One day, he started developing a hand-printing technique, which took him two and a half years to perfect.

    He has opened a studio and sells his art but he still teaches as his students are his main inspiration.

    Produced by Amanda Villa-Lobos