Paintings for Ants: Miniature Illustrations by Lorraine Loots


It takes a lot of skill to paint something captivating and creative — and even more patience to paint something miniature. Since January 2013, Cape Town artist Lorraine Loots has been creating detailed miniature paintings every day as part of her ongoing project Paintings for Ants. She uses only paint brushes, pencils and her vivid imagination to create these wonderful pieces. It is astonishing that her masterpieces are no bigger than a small coin.

Scroll down to enjoy some of Lorraine’s beautiful miniature paintings, and check out the video at the end (filmed by Gareth Pon) where she discusses her artwork and what inspires her.