First, artist Nikko Hurtado tattooed the Girls Aloud star's derriere with a rose bush, now he's brought her beauty to life in a seriously cool oil painting...
Cheryl Cole’s beauty has been immortalised in a stunning oil painting created by her now-famous tattoo artist, Nikko Hurtado.
The man who rose to fame this month for posting a picture of the Girls Aloud star’s rose bush-covered derriere has now painted a portrait of her for his new exhibition. And it’s pretty incredible.
Nikko spent weeks working on Cheryl‘s rose design, which has been the subject of much public debate as both positive and high negative comments on the body ink flooded Twitter and Instagram.
And it looks like shortly after Cheryl left the artist’s tattoo table, she returned to help him with his latest painting project. In a series of Instagram pictures, Nikko has shared the ongoing process of bringing the painting to life, which shows the British singer posing in a pearl-encrusted gown, a ruff and a crown, with her famous locks tumbling over her shoulders.
Nikko shared the first snap with the caption: ‘For anyone wondering where I’ve been. I’ve just been painting a lot trying to get things done. He added: ‘I will be back soon to tattooing. But feels nice to work on a different medium for now.’
As he revealed more, wider shots of the painting and its incredible detail, he said: ‘This is pretty much done for now. For my “Renati” solo show. “Glitz & Glamour”.
He then added: ‘A little progression! Oil on wood! Paint a delicate face. Or at least trying. #renati.’
The finished result is pretty amazing – we can’t wait to see what Cheryl has to say. Nikko told The Sun today: ‘She really doesn’t know how beautiful she is.’
Something tells us this isn’t the last time these two will work together. Eyes peeled on Instagram, people…