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This Guy’s Realistic Spilled Drink Drawings Are an OCD Nightmare

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Hyper-realistic photos are pretty mind blowing. Sometimes you have to squint really hard before your realize that you’re staring at a drawing and not a snapped photo.

Artist Ivan Hoo took that art to another level as he produces his drawings on wooden boards. It’s crazy how his food drawings look like actual products placed on a board.Staring at his spilled wine piece, or his fallen Starbucks cup, the realism makes you think you could reach over and pick them up, and that’s exactly his intended purpose.

Hoo was self-taught and said he was influenced by photorealists such as Audrey Flack and Roberto Bernardi.

On Bored Panda Hoo explains that drawing on wood gives him the opportunity to draw things that are close to reality. He uses colored pencils, pastels and ink to create his drawings.

Check them out for yourself:

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h/t+picthx Bored Panda

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Cashew Chashu: the Japanese Bakery Where the Ramen Is Actually Made Out of Cake

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It’s kinda like that hyper-realistic asparagus cake we saw last year, except instead of replacing something yucky with something awesome, we’re just replacing something awesome with something even more awesome.

Behold, ladies and gents, the only possible way to improve a steaming hot bowl of miso ramen topped with succulent chashu pork and freshly chopped green onions. Which is, of course, to make it out of cake.

Designed by the Machi no Kumasan bakery in Gunma, Japan, this super-convincing ramen cake goes for about 1,000 yen or $11 USD, according to Rocket News. The “noodles” are made out of chestnut and pumpkin cream, the “broth” is Earl Grey jelly, the “chashu pork” is raspberry jelly and the “green onions” are pistachios.

Granted, the cream noodles look a bit more like udon than ramen to me, but hey it’s dinner made out of dessert. I’m sure we can let it slide.

H/T + PicThx Rocket News