This super talented Instagram artist
from Istanbul, Turkey named Lyra
Rei managed to find a way to combine
three things that she loves the most in life – cooking, eating,
anime and drawing – and created a remarkable series of illustrations
that simply blew out the media.
When you look at her art, you might
think she might have a degree in digital art or something as her
drawings look very professional, but you couldn’t be more wrong.
She works full-time as a child and adolescent psychiatrist and
part-time as an illustrator.
As any other artist, before starting
working on any new piece, she does her research on the origin of a
food or a snack she is about to illustrate. Her illustrations got so
much diverse when people started commenting on her art and telling
her about their local food.
She shares her incredible art works on
Instagram where she has already got almost 85K followers. Most of her
followers are anime fans from all over the world who are obsessed
with Japanese culture just as much as she is, so it’s no wonder
that most of her artworks are about Japanese food.
So, let’s have a look at some of her
best works, shall we?
As a great Kitkat fan, I really enjoy
this illustration. And Matcha Kitkat is one of my favorites. Her
melting geta sandals is another reminder to always protect your
chocolate during the summer heat.
Here’s another thing that is local to
Japan – peach flavored Coca Cola. If I ever go visit Japan, I’m
definitely gonna try it!
If you love ramen as much as I do, this
one will definitely make you drool all over.
This one is dedicated to all Meatball
heads out there!
In case, like me, you don’t know what
dango is, I’ll tell you. Dango – is basically a sticky rice ball
that comes with different sweet toppings. Definitely worth trying!
This one was very challenging for Lyra
to draw. The shoes in particular. Lyra admitted that she used to have
issues drawing them because she simply didn’t know how to do it
properly. But practice makes perfect, am I right?
This is probably her most iconic
drawing so far – The Sturbuck’s girl! It’s very grungy and this
is what people love about it so much.
Any punk rockers out here? I like it
way better than the previous one.
I like the expression on her face. I
guess this is what we all look like when eating Xtremes Bites.
This is so 80s goth. I can even hear
Robert Smith singing in the background.
This girl looks like she is running
late for a class.
Strawberry cheesecake, anyone? This one
is too cute to handle
Ramune girl! Another weird product that
only exists in Japan. Would you dare to try it?
I don’t think there is a person who hates bubble milk tea. How could you, right? It’s so delicious!