Burnt-Match Portraits Made as Novel Hobby (Aug, 1939)

This guy is pretty good.

Burnt-Match Portraits Made as Novel Hobby

Making portraits with burnt matches is the unusual spare-time hobby of H. E. Moulds, a hairdresser of Worthing, England. Building up the faces of his subjects by placing matches side by side, Moulds uses the burnt ends to provide the shading for hair and facial features. One of his unusual works of art is a picture of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. He is shown at the left putting the finishing touches on a match portrait of Winston Churchill, British statesman.

  1. Caya says: May 13, 20075:56 am

    Even by 1939 Hitler had begun to show his true colors. Why would this guy draw a picture of Hitler??

  2. Blurgle says: May 13, 200710:04 am

    I recognize Hitler, Mussolini, Churchill, George Formby, and Garbo, but who’s the woman beside Hitler? She looks like Lucille Ball but that’s about 10 years too early for her.

  3. Jim Dunn says: May 14, 20076:15 am

    Reminds me of those finger-cauterizing–I mean, woodburning kits everybody had when I was a young’un.

    And can we say that the artist Godwinned himself?

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