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The Detail On This Artist’s Artwork On Tiny Foods Is Amazing

If you struggle to stay within the lines of a regular-sized coloring book, you’ll definitely find amazement in an artist who creates tiny drawings on tiny surfaces.

Hasan Kale is a Turkish artist who specializes in something called micro art. Putting together full-fledged paintings on objects such as grains of rice, matches, and even strands of noodles have become his beautiful niche.

It’s almost like there’s no object too small that Kale wants to conquer, and it looks like food seems to be his favorite canvas. Everyday miniscule foods such as M&Ms and pumpkin seeds flood Kale’s Instagram feed, as you can only be in awe when seeing his art come to fruition.

Check out some of his best micro food art below and peep the rest of his artwork on Instagram:

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Hot Air Balloons On M&Ms

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Grape Seed Mosaic

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Milka Chococlate By the Sea

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Grain of Rice Under the Microscope

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Blue Skies In A Cherry Pit

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Watch Him Work On A Chestnut

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Shark Inside Of An Egg

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Breadstick Panda

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Lighthouse On A Grain of Rice

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Bird Eating Through A Breadstick

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Sailing Through Orange Pulp

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h/t bored panda

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Sushi Donuts Might Be The Most Beautiful New Food Trend

California Sushi Donuts swung by the Foodbeast office last week to give us a live demonstration of their beautiful, one-of-a-kind concept: Sushi Donuts. A fusion of the popular Japanese dish and the iconic deep-fried breakfast ring, sushi donuts combine the functional aesthetics of donuts with the elevated reputation and delicate presentation of sushi.

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Co-owners Anthony and Faez started their business earlier this year, making pop-up appearances at food festivals and events with the goal of ultimately opening a brick-and-mortar spot.

While the colorful dish looks pretty sweet, you better prepare your palates for something a little more on the savory side.

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Sushi donuts essentially feature rice dyed with food coloring, which is then mixed with crab meat and placed in a donut mold. The ‘donut’ is then topped with popular sushi ingredients like tuna, salmon, shrimp, or cucumber and drizzled with wasabi or Sriracha aioli. A nearly-finished sushi donut is completed after its presented on a bed of nori.

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Patrons can customize their orders based on color, protein, and other toppings.

If you’re based in Southern California, you can hit California Sushi Donuts up for catering or any other inquires. Just make sure to keep those camera batteries charged. You’re gonna want to grab a couple quick glamor shots before tearing into these bad boys.

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This Dude’s Pancake Art Is Mesmerizing To Watch

While scrolling through my Facebook timeline one afternoon, I stumbled upon a detailed image of a crying Kim Kardashian pancake. I had no idea this type of art was possible. Instantly, I knew the story behind this batter-based creation had to be told.

Had I discovered the Vincent Van Gogh of pancakes? I did, and his name is Dan.

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Specifically, Dr. Dan The Pancake Man, and he is quickly becoming a pancake art rockstar by taking edible art to a level never before seen.

It started as an ambitious attempt to earn extra tips while working as a chef at a run-of-the-mill-diner. Then, Dan Drake, began experimenting with artistic creations with one simple twist — he created his images with pancakes. And people started to notice.

“I’d been making pancake art at my diner day job for about 5 years,” Drake wrote in an email. “The very first time I served a customer a simple smiley face he told me he’d never seen anything like it and he gave me a $15 tip.”

Now, eight years removed from the diner job, Drake’s transformed himself into Dr. Dan The Pancake Man, who travels anywhere in the world creating incredibly detailed images of celebrities, sports icons and basically anything you can dream up. All with the help of some pancake mix, a hot skillet and a spatula.

We wanted to know who the badass behind the batter was, so we caught up with Dr. Dan to find out what it takes for him to flip this edible art so flawlessly.

The world met Dr. Dan on The Today Show in 2013. He didn’t use color in his mix then and stuck to pretty basic designs, but since then, he’s been spending his time trying to level up his mastery of color mixing, theory and techniques.

“After the Today Show happened, I was finally able to bid the diner adieu a year later, I started devoting a lot of my energy to mastering the craft,” he said.  “It’s been wonderfully expansive, and I can do things with color that most people wouldn’t believe was possible until I show them it is.”

What’s even more inspiring is Dr. Dan has no formal art school training of any kind, nor did he attend college. He said he occasionally jokes that he’s just, “an untrained schmuck,” but his willingness and dedication to his craft kept him focused on his art.

“The universe just sort of opened up and thrust this path on me, so it hasn’t been terribly hard to convince myself to keep improving,” he said.

But, in order to be the best — you have to beat the best — and Dr. Dan is up for the challenge. In fact, he says he LOVES a challenge. But strangely, as Dr. Dan explained that there’s not much of a competitive pancake art world, and to add insult to injury, his two biggest ‘rivals’, Australia’s TigerTomato and Washington State’s Saipancakes, don’t really seem like they’re interested in battling Dr. Dan just yet.

“When we reached out to TigerTomato he kind of wanted nothing to do with us, and I once mentioned the branding value of playing up a rivalry to Saipancakes and he told me that ‘competition is antithetical to my art’,” Dr. Dan explained.

“Nothing is more cringe-inducing than being dismissed by people who work in your medium.”

Dr. Dan explained that he is constantly pushing the limits of his craft, to credit this, he suggests that others may not be as blessed with a zen-like disposition that makes failure less painful.

“I usually just tell myself that they can’t come close to my level of realism because they don’t embrace failure the way that I do,” he said. “And with such a tricky medium you have to be willing to mess up in order to learn.”

Dr. Dan The Pancake Man is never just chilling. He responded to our questions via email, while in Santa Monica, Calif., for a day. Then traveling to Wisconsin, then to Texas, then spending a weekend in Houston. All to make pancakes for people requesting his services.

“The flying gets to be a hassle, sometimes, but I never lose sight of what a blessing it is, he said. “‘flying around the country too much’ is my biggest life problem right now.”

As for now, Dr. Dan said he believes he’s doing what he was destined to do — become a rockstar. He considers himself beyond blessed to be able to showcase his talents wherever he goes.

“There’s a rush from successfully illustrating a concept so that other people see and understand it,” he said. “I just happened to discover a novel medium that has built-in showmanship, and people seem to have fallen in love with it.”

When asked to define his “Dancakes” in one word — food or art — Dr. Dan had an interesting take.

“I haven’t spent much energy improving or changing the ‘food’ aspect of what I do (plain buttermilk batter, served with syrup), so when people call me a ‘chef’ I feel a little wrong,” he said. “Some of the crazy hurdles true chefs go through to earn that title. They earned ‘Chef,’ it’s not mine to use!”

Regardless if it’s food or art, it’s safe to say that most people are blown away by each “Dancake” created. Simply put, Dr. Dan is living a dream come true.

“I always wanted to be a rock star,” he said. “Now I just happen to be a Pancake Art Rock Star. That’s still technically a rock star!”

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This Artist Uses Tea Bags As A Canvas, Has Over 300 Drawings

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Most people use teabags to aid them in making tea, but that’s so plain and basic. Let’s see you take those little bags and cover them with incredible drawings the way Ruby Silvious does.

Silvious is a graphic designer who has used tea bags as her canvas for the over 300 days.

She’s calling it 363 Days of Tea, and for over 300 days, she has filled her Instagram account with beautiful portraits, abstract art and even a touching tribute to the recent attacks on Paris.

As of this writing, she has drawn through 317 days and will end her journey at the end of 2015.

Check out some of her breathtaking Teabag pieces below.
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Nothing Says Fashion More Than These Food Handbags

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Etsy artist Rommy Kuperus makes and sells these fun food handbags and accessories! She’s got all kinds of kooky food purses — a salad, some cheese fries, an entire rotisserie chicken, a bag of M&Ms, a jar or Nutella, and more! My personal favorite is the baguette. Something about it just gets me every time. Or should I say something about it just baguettes me every time? Yes. Yes I should.

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Written by Brittany High, Incredible Things || Geyser Of Awesome

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Artist Takes Photos Of Regular Objects And Perfectly Blends Them With Food Pics

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If you’ve ever thought your headphones look like a couple of donuts, or a backhoe looks like a giant ice cream scooper, you’ll surely appreciate these photos.

Artist Stephen McMennamy likes splitting photos that were already taken and forcing them to work in unison.

He calls them “Combo Photos” and has a photo series of these types of photos on his Instagram account and Tumblr.

What he does, for example, is take a photo of a chainsaw, then a photo of a knife slicing through butter and blends them to look like the chainsaw is cutting up a huge stick of butter.

It’s a lot easier to show you, than tell you, so check out the photos below and the entire series on his Instagram account:

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h/t twisted sifter

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This Pen Might Change Latte Art Forever

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Your latte art on Instagram is going to get a lot more personal, as you’ll soon be able to put together your own designs without the help of your local barista.

There’s a Kickstarter campaign for the CinniBird Spice Pen, a pen that allows you to draw on your food using spices.

Apparently you just load up the pen with a ground spice such as cinnamon, or cocoa, push the release button and start drawing away.

Some of the examples in their Kickstarter show them drawing up a storm on lattes, of course, but it can also be used to spruce up dishes for a neater presentation. Go ahead and use pepper to draw on your chicken or some sugar to draw on your brownie.

The CinniBird is more than 70 percent funded with 16 days left until its deadline. The tentative goal is $5,000 and currently has over $3,500 from its 78 backers.

When fully funded, it looks like the retail price for these will be $60. The pen has a battery life of about three months for everyday use.

So when that local barista tries to show off his latte art, you can just pull out this pen and be like, “I got this, player.”

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Ridiculous Peanut Portraits Look Just Like Jimi Hendrix, George Takei, Bryan Cranston and More

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There’s a certain artsiness to the random peanut shells that get thrown around the floors of bars or places like Five Guys. An ordered chaos, if you will. A testament to the undying will of humanity.

Yeah, these amazing peanut portraits totally shit on that.

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Midwestern artist Steve Casino — self-dubbed “Painter of Nuts” — says he first got into nut art when one day he noticed a peanut that kind of looked like him, so he drew his face on it with a pen. His next project was Joey Ramone, but this time, the nut got a full make-over: bendable pipe cleaner limbs, a wig, and full black “leather” jacket. Over time his portfolio grew. James Bond nuts, Wonder Woman nuts, Elton John nuts, Alfred Hitchcock nuts — all recreated in crazy stupid detail.

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As for his method, Casino says he first decides which celebrity he wants to emulate then searches for the “right” nut to suit his needs. He then carefully removes the insides and carves and sands its front surface for painting, leaving the back untouched to highlight the contrast between the finished piece and the raw shell on the other side.

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Folks, it really doesn’t get any more uselessly talented than this.

H/T The Awesomer