Octavian Mielu smokes nearly as much as I do

Not to blow smoke or anything, but this superhero-themed artwork is red hot! You know, because heat makes smoke and…Oh, whatever.

Octavian Mielu is a self-taught Romanian artist from Bucharest specialising in sweet pop design. You may know him for his unique smoke portraits of various celebrities. His latest project in the same style is a series of dual-colour Superheroes. Perhaps my imagination led me ashtray, but I was a tad disappointed when I realised he wasn’t gymnastically chain smoking in the name of art. Still, he’s not lacking in effort as each piece actually contains hundreds of separate images of smoke, overlapped and adjusted to create a final picture.

Octavian Mielu

Whereas his Personalities portraits were monochrome, his Superheroes take the character’s iconic colour scheme and combines them to create an instantly recognisable yet remarkable piece. On stark white backgrounds, his work is uncomplicated but fantastic. They’re a breath of not-so-fresh air!

Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

Ha ha…Dad jokes.

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Zola Paulse

Zola Paulse

Zola Paulse is a jack-of-all-trades from Lancashire, England. She enjoys art, physics and astronomy, chain smoking and speaking about herself in third person.