My name is Ülker (but call me just Lyra) and I'm an illustrator based in Istanbul, Turkey. I work as a full-time child and adolescent psychiatrist. After work, I shapeshift into an artist!

There are three things I do to relax: drawing, cooking, and eating. So on the verge of an art block, I decided to challenge myself with character design. Combining two things I love the most seemed like a project I'd have the most fun with. And I did!

I had to do a little research about the specific food or snack's origin, production process, and discovered so much more when people started commenting and telling me about their homeland's most popular food! Overall, it was a very fun and sometimes mouth-watering experience (when searching for reference photos on Pinterest).

As a mental healthcare professional, I can't stress enough how important art is to our souls and minds. It doesn't have to be perfect - creating even the smallest thing can make our day more meaningful.

I plan to add more characters to the collection, so if you're on a diet - beware!

More info: Instagram | Facebook | lyracomission.carrd.co

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Starbucks

Starbucks

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HellCat 1 week ago

This one is my favorite, even though I've never had Starbucks. It just reminds me of Kurt Cobain and the grunge era, which is all fitting, since Starbucks is originally from Seattle as well, as far as I know.

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#2

Spaghetti

Spaghetti

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Roald Andresen 1 week ago

That's a spicy meat ball!

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#3

Oreo

Oreo

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Zoe's Mom 1 week ago

Jeez..can't you enjoy the art as presented without bringing racist BS to it?!

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#4

Sour Patch Kids

Sour Patch Kids

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patso cz 1 week ago

this is adorable!

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#5

Nesquik

Nesquik

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Roald Andresen 1 week ago

Why does she look scared?

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#6

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

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glowworm2 1 week ago

Adorable. I love her hat!

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#7

Sushi

Sushi

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch 1 week ago

Something fishy about this girl

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#8

Peach Coke

Peach Coke

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grapesizzle 1 week ago

I never knew this flavor of Coca Cola existed until now

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#9

Skittles

Skittles

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TheUntrustworhyEverythingBagal 1 week ago

This looks like an outfit I would wear

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#10

Doritos

Doritos

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glowworm2 1 week ago

I'm not found of Doritos, but I love this personification!

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#11

Ramune

Ramune

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Zaerhin Sk 1 week ago

Omg, that stuff is so good but so hard to open

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#12

Strawberry Pocky

Strawberry Pocky

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Bubble***tea 3 1 week ago

My favorite so pretty

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#13

Airheads

Airheads

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Surftailwarrior 1 week ago

I took one look at that pose and my weird fandom brain thought: Ibuki Mioda.

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#14

Pizza

Pizza

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DancingToMyself 1 week ago

Love the drawing skills.

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#15

XXTRA Flaming Hot Cheetos

XXTRA Flaming Hot Cheetos

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Colin Leetham 1 week ago

It bothers me that she's wearing leopard spots not cheetah spots...

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#16

Boba Tea

Boba Tea

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Bubble***tea 3 1 week ago

The boba shoes should like move when u walk

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#17

Matcha KitKat

Matcha KitKat

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Juniper 1 week ago

Matcha is powdered green tea. Its special because it is differently grown and processed than normal green tea.

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#18

Tempura Ramen

Tempura Ramen

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Alice Laughs 1 week ago

Oh no. I saw her tail and thought, Tasty!

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#19

Haribo

Haribo

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BiLal Asif 1 week ago

Bear ain't sharing Just keep slay'in

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#20

Dango

Dango

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NCC~1701 1 week ago

This one is my favorite. It’s just so cute

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#21

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

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glowworm2 1 week ago

Oh my gosh, she's cute.

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#22

Churros

Churros

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Satirical Duchess 1 week ago

At first this freaked me out.

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