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 creative idea I'd have the most fun with. And I did!

Before starting with these drawing ideas, I had to do a little research about the specific food brands' 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, this food art project 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. Your unique art doesn't have to be perfect - creating even the smallest thing that can make our day more meaningful.

I plan to add more cute 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
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1 year 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

Oreo

Oreo

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Zoe's Mom
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1 year ago

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

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#3

Sour Patch Kids

Sour Patch Kids

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patso cz
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1 year ago

this is adorable!

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#4

Spaghetti

Spaghetti

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Analyn Lahr
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1 year ago

Gives a new meaning to meatball head. If you've seen the dubbed version of Sailor Moon, you know what I mean.

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#5

Nesquik

Nesquik

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DancingToMyself
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1 year ago

I like all the lovely details.

Elsker
Community Member
1 year ago

i miss the bunny ears:)

Amelia Long
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1 year ago

She's scared because she's not nes-QUICK enough O.O

Mariann Wiggins
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9 months ago

That is so freakin cute!!!

glowworm2
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1 year ago

I love the little straws inside her sneakers, bunny bag and straw headband!

Shart
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1 year ago

Why does she look like a preteen...why is she sexualized?

kiki
Community Member
8 months ago

It really isn’t sexualized. It’s just the way anime or manga clothes are drawn and the artists style

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MammaG
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1 year ago

Why are the clothes beyond too small. Isn't she a child?

Shreshtha
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1 month ago

It's really not that small. Anime/manga clothes are just drawn like that. Maybe the skirt is actually longer but she looks like she's either sprinting or jumping, which makes the skirt look shorter.

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#6

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

Adorable. I love her hat!

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#7

Sushi

Sushi

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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1 year ago

Something fishy about this girl

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#8

Peach Coke

Peach Coke

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grapesizzle
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1 year ago

I never knew this flavor of Coca Cola existed until now

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#9

Skittles

Skittles

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TheUntrustworhyEverythingBagal
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1 year ago

This looks like an outfit I would wear

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#10

Doritos

Doritos

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glowworm2
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

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

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#12

XXTRA Flaming Hot Cheetos

XXTRA Flaming Hot Cheetos

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Colin Leetham
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1 year ago

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

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#13

Strawberry Pocky

Strawberry Pocky

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Bubble***tea 3
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1 year ago

My favorite so pretty

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#14

Airheads

Airheads

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Surftailwarrior
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1 year ago

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

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#15

Pizza

Pizza

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DancingToMyself
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1 year ago

Love the drawing skills.

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#16

Boba Tea

Boba Tea

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Bubble***tea 3
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1 year ago

The boba shoes should like move when u walk

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#17

Matcha KitKat

Matcha KitKat

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Juniper
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

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

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#19

Haribo

Haribo

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BiLal Asif
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1 year ago

Bear ain't sharing Just keep slay'in

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#20

Dango

Dango

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NCC~1701
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Oh my gosh, she's cute.

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#22

Churros

Churros

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Satirical Duchess
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1 year ago

At first this freaked me out.

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