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Monday, March 7, 2011

Steven J. Backman - Toothpick Portraits

Check out these wow-worthy toothpick portraits by San Francisco based artist Steven J. Blackman who has been creating this unique art form for over thirty years.

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

Tiger Woods

American Gothic

The Early Show

Oprah Winfrey

Frida Kahlo

Clint Eastwood

David Letterman

Billy Crystal

Queen Elizabeth II


  1. These are awesome! Makes me want to run out and buy some toothpicks and black paper. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I am following you GFC via the blog hop, and I would love you to come visit me as well at Right now I am hosting a mid-week blog hop that I would love for you to come be a part of! Have a wonderful day! -Jen~Makobi Scribe

  3. Pretty darn cool. Some of them I could tell right away!

  4. Wow, pretty awesome art!! Can't believe what you can do with stuff if you're just patient enough to try! :)

    Thanks for participating in the Good Friends Click Blog Hop! New follower! I have lots of giveaways ending Thursday and I would love a follow back!


  5. my favorite is Queen Elizabeth. I does look like her!

  6. Sweet! I've been getting into silhouettes lately, this is a cool variation that would be fun to try!
    Becky Jane

  7. Wow that is truly amazing :) I am ur newest follower on GFC :)Thanks for stopping by my blog :) returnin the love!! I too follow from the MBC love love love it :)

  8. Happy Weds sweetie! Very cool artist, what a neat medium to use.

  9. that was fun guessing and then seeing if i got it right!

  10. Wow, pretty cool.