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Once special makeup artist Amazing JIRO ( @amazing_jiro ) realized he wouldn’t be applying makeup to others due to shelter-in-place rules, he came up with an inventive solution which was (literally ) close at hand: #onehandmonster .⁣ ⁣ “It’s a cheerful, fun art activity aimed at those who are unable to leave their homes,” says JIRO. “I hoped that I could improve their gloomy moods a bit, so I came up with the theme of monsters that eat gloomy feelings.”⁣ ⁣ “Using the motifs of animals everyone was familiar with was sure to evoke empathy, and I thought it would be even more interesting if I added a bit of imagination to turn these animals into new, original characters — a tiger with the markings of a hippo and a giraffe, a bird with the skin texture of a dinosaur,” he explains. ⁣ ⁣ “Even during times of hardship, we can cheer ourselves up and save ourselves by using imagination.” #ThisWeekOnInstagram ⁣ ⁣ Photos by @amazing_jiro

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