An artist of California based creates wonderful portraits with thousands jelly beans. An artist Kristen Cumings spends hours with skills on end piecing together detailed works of art out of thousands of colorful jelly beans. Needless to say her pieces look good enough to eat. While it must be fun working with jelly beans for a living, making 4 x 6 feet murals out of them is definitely painstaking work. She uses between 8,000 and 12,000 jelly beans for her stunning masterpieces and it takes over 50 hours to complete each one. Her artistic process by looking at a close up of the reference photo, and then visualizes where each colored jelly bean has to go. She then paints an acrylic version of the photo on a blank canvas, and once that dries, she begins applying the small beans and tries to match the colors as best she can. Just have a look with your vision.