Whether you have the skills of professional food artists Hong Yi or Dan Cretu, there’s
no denying that playing with your food can be pretty fun. If it’s something you’d like to
turn into something official, there are a few tips to follow. Firstly, don’t be afraid to use
food scraps—peels and pits can all add texture to your work. Secondly, the best food to
use is colorful fruit and vegetables that stand out—and also that isn’t too soft to shape!
In the same vein, foods that have different interiors and exteriors, such as eggplants or
watermelons, can give you more to ‘play’ with. And finally, once you’re done, share
your art! Instagram, a blog or Facebook are great places to share your art.
Here are some ideas to get you inspired:
1. Who knew you could do so much with melons and parsley?
2. Who knew you could do so much with melons and parsley?
3. Romanian artist Dan Cretu does some pretty intricate things with his food:
4. He also knows how to make a good picture (pun intended):
5. For 31 days, Malaysian artist Hong Yi set out to create a masterpiece out of food every day. Here, she makes an owl out of purple onions:
6. Her scenes take combos of ham and spinach to a whole new level: