Hi everyone, my name is Lua Lazarovic, and a few years ago I had a dream to make my way into the wonderful world of creative imaging and be able to express myself—all while doing a form of work that brings actual joy to my soul.

I worked hard on building up an online portfolio, where I would post regularly (usually daily). After exploring many subjects, I found that food illustration brings a special kind of delight both to me and to my followers, so I started focusing more on this subject. However, the online world is a very competitive place, especially for growing artists. Although I have reached many people, I never got that one commission or collaboration everyone dreams of, the one that would allow me to demonstrate my skills and be seen by other people who might need my services.

So here I am, showing some of my work to the BoredPanda community, in the hopes that—if you guys and gals like my drawings—I may reach the right people. Becoming involved in an illustration project would really be the best Christmas present I could wish for.

Until now, I have explored a varied range of subjects (see the link to my portfolio below), but for now, I decided to show you my food illustrations. I hope they will bring you joy and inspire you to try something new.

More info: deviantart.com | Instagram | Twitter

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Ramen Soup

Ramen Soup

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AND PEGGY
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3 years ago

OOOH I Loooooooove romin!!!!!

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My name is Lua Lazarovic, and I am an architect and free-time illustrator with a young and growing family. I am one of those boring day-job people you would never dream hide anything more interesting than what is visible at first sight. 

I currently live in Hilversum, The Netherlands, but my dream is to one day live in Scotland. I love reading (especially) fantasy and sci-fi novels, and watching Studio Ghibli animations, as they entice my imagination and inspire me.

#2

Soy Glazed Chicken

Soy Glazed Chicken

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Diane Crawford
Community Member
3 years ago

Thee perfect image of my pepper steak and rice dish...oh so good!

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#3

Walnut Rum Cake

Walnut Rum Cake

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Diane Crawford
Community Member
3 years ago

The spiced cake with walnut and caramel glaze yummy!

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I have always been drawn to drawing and writing, ever since childhood. These two ways of expressing myself came naturally and allowed me to think about things, reiterate daily events, add beauty and meaning to them and enrich them. There was no judge and jury to evaluate me for what I was doing, so I persevered with pleasure in these two endeavors.

At some point, I realized I do not have the technical abilities to draw all the images in my head so I started practicing by drawing from reality. It started with plants and animals and I slowly graduated to food. It seemed to be a subject that people particularly enjoyed, so I persevered, but I don't consider myself as being exclusively focused on it.

#4

Chocolate Cherry Cheese Cream Tarts

Chocolate Cherry Cheese Cream Tarts

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Sopheak Seng
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3 years ago

It looks crazy and delicious 😋 at the same time. I wish I can find one here.

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#5

Goat Cheese Berries And Jam

Goat Cheese Berries And Jam

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Sara Kate MacFarland
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3 years ago

Fantastic detail and color....looks like I could lift a berry right out of the painting!

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Food is a source of inspiration in as much as it looks pleasing to the eye, has interesting textures and colors, and allows me to learn new rendering techniques. It is an exercise in drawing, which grew into more than that due to it gathering an audience on social media platforms. When I really draw, I don't have a plan. A reference image will attract me, I will start making a study of it, and I will add a lot of fantasy to that study as I go along. It comes from somewhere within, where I don't overthink and I don't plan—it just flows out. And I think this is true freedom, as I understand the term.

I draw a lot of things, from plants, animals to complex images with a high degree of symbolism. Practically, anything can become a subject with the right reference images. I draw a line at the scenery—for some reason I was never able (or patient enough) to draw landscapes. I have to admit that I am primarily fascinated by the human body and would like to improve my skills in drawing it, especially facial features.


#6

Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Cheesecake

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Diane Crawford
Community Member
3 years ago

Lovely works

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#7

Strawberry Tarts

Strawberry Tarts

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Soph the Loaf
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7 months ago

Oh gosh this is making me really hungry.

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It will come as no surprise that I like food indiscriminately—there are very few things I dislike and I am generally curious to try out new things. I am not a great cook, and rarely have the time for anything too elaborate. I'm more on the side of 'enjoying' food than of making it.

Favorite foods are numerous and differ with the season and mood. I would say that at the moment I am dreaming of a nice rotisserie chicken with a side of oven-baked potatoes and garlic sauce.


#8

Dumpling Soup

Dumpling Soup

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Captain Marvel
Community Member
3 years ago

Dumplings <3

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#9

Pancakes With Blueberry Jam

Pancakes With Blueberry Jam

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Diane Crawford
Community Member
3 years ago

See the artist done it again another lovely image...I got to think about making a gallery wall just with this artist work in my kitchen ...lovely!

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It gives me a boost of self-confidence and brightens my day when my artworks make people happy and appreciative of my skills. It's not like I am contributing to a greater cause, but it does improve my mood—sometimes that is enough of a 'greater cause' for me. 

#10

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie

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Diane Patrick
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3 years ago (edited)

Love the movement.

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#11

Feuillantine

Feuillantine

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Alia G.
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3 years ago

Hmm, maybe I'm just ignorant, but I'd never heard of these! They look incredible

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#12

Fruitcake

Fruitcake

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Robin Lajoie
Community Member
3 years ago

I love it, but Is it FRUIT CAKE or CHEESECAKE with FRUIT? Captioned incorrectly, maybe? Beautiful drawings!

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#13

Pancakes With Baked Apples And Blackberry Jam

Pancakes With Baked Apples And Blackberry Jam

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Ivy Crawford
Community Member
3 years ago

You're an amazing artist ❤ and I think if you were to seperate the colors a bit more..like the reds for instance. Say, if the red skin around the apples and the red in the blackberry syrup were more distinct with different hues this would be incredible! ❤❤❤❤ with love ✌

#14

Loaf Cake

Loaf Cake

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Lola Run
Community Member
3 years ago

Berries are amazing

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#15

Bite Sized Desserts

Bite Sized Desserts

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Sara Kate MacFarland
Community Member
3 years ago

pretty!

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Prawn Soup

Prawn Soup

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Lou Wow
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3 years ago

I must admit, I love using chopsticks! They are a must for noodles but whenever I am alone, with no one around to judge, I whip them out for all sorts of food! This picture makes me happy. 😁

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#17

Wonton Soup

Wonton Soup

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Diane Patrick
Community Member
3 years ago

Excellent

#18

Apple Pie With Vanilla Ice Cream

Apple Pie With Vanilla Ice Cream

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3 years ago

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Dumplings

Dumplings

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#20

Marinated Olives And Mozarella With Toast

Marinated Olives And Mozarella With Toast

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Sara Kate MacFarland
Community Member
3 years ago

mouth...watering

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#21

Blueberry Puff Tart

Blueberry Puff Tart

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#22

Cheesy Dessert

Cheesy Dessert

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Lou Wow
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3 years ago

This is truly one of life's pleasures!

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#23

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

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Chris Lehr
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3 years ago

This is making me hungry!

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#24

Healthy Appetizers

Healthy Appetizers

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Lou Wow
Community Member
3 years ago

One for you and two for me. 😝

#25

Pretzels With Butter

Pretzels With Butter

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#26

Baked Pineapple With Ice Cream

Baked Pineapple With Ice Cream

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Nadya Raymond
Community Member
4 months ago

Interesting...very interesting

#27

Cranberry White Chocolate Crispy Tart

Cranberry White Chocolate Crispy Tart

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Lou Wow
Community Member
3 years ago

This is one of those things they bake on Master Chef. 😀

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#28

Tortillas

Tortillas

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Dama Ris
Community Member
3 years ago

Tacos! NOT tortillas...also, are those pickles? In a taco?! No. Just. No. Buuut, the illustration is good.

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#29

Caramel Pecan Cake

Caramel Pecan Cake

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#30

Amaretto Poached Pear Cake

Amaretto Poached Pear Cake

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Sara Kate MacFarland
Community Member
3 years ago

beautiful

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