Adrian Mitu is not a household name, but if he keeps it up, you might want one of his books for your coffee table. The Romanian artist uses pencil, inks, and coffee to create some absolutely stunning piece of artwork. And that’s not coffee in the sense that it gives him a boost in the morning, he’s actually painting with it.

Mitu uses his morning cup of joe much like other artists use watercolors. He sketches his images with pencil, adds definition with the brew, and finishes it off with inks and color.

The story goes that he began using coffee in his paintings because he was too lazy to get his regular color palette. We’re quite glad he did. Take a look at some of his amazing work below, or see more at his Facebook page.

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[via Autoblog]