September 7, 2014

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Rafael Esquer

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Haircut Portrait Artist Extraordinaire: Rob Ferrel

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We have posted many portrait artists in our blog. Their techniques run the gamut from the traditional acrylic, oil or charcoal to some eccentric choices such as oreo cookies or pizza to name a few. When we came across the unique portrait work of Rob “The Original” Ferrel we had …

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We have posted many portrait artists in our blog. Their techniques run the gamut from the traditional acrylic, oil or charcoal to some eccentric choices such as oreo cookies or pizza to name a few. When we came across the unique portrait work of Rob “The Original” Ferrel we had to share it. His trade, master barber; his canvas, the human head!

“I grew up in a big family and didn’t have an allowance or anything like that so I was always cutting my own hair, cutting my brother’s hair. … I was always drawing, too, when I was a kid. Art is my passion so I’ve just combined the two,” Ferrel said to ESPNFC.com.

The San Antonio, Texas based artist turned barber has been making a buzz over the internet for his haircut portraits of famous people such as Steve Jobs, Johnny Depp, soccer players Leonil Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Tupac Shakur, Bruce Lee, among others.

Back in 2006, Ferrel’s clients had to bring him images of the portraits they wanted, but now, with the help of modern technology, he can just look up the image on his phone and sculpt it freehand, using regular tools like trimmers and clippers, Rob told Oddity Central.

Next time you are in Texas, and in need of trying a new hairdo, pay him a visit!

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Soccer supper-star Lionel Messi was a popular design during the World Cup
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Religious icons are in demand
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The making of Johnny Deep as Edward Scissorhands
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Sport stars and skulls are also popular requests
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The classic Steve Jobs portrait
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The artist at work creating a geometric design

All images ©Rob Ferrel

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