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Japanese artist’s realistic food illustrations have our mouths watering

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By Jess, grape Japan

Japanese artist Yoshinobu Saito says that he gets a lot of joy from hearing that his work looks tasty, and it's a compliment he receives often.

Saito worked previously as a character designer, but recently it was his artistic forays into the world of gastronomy which have gained him attention online.

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And it’s easy to see why. His work is almost maddeningly realistic.

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In particular, he seems to specialize in the tantalizing glisten that many delicious foods have, the one that relentlessly and unforgivingly triggers our hunger pangs.

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The detail is mind-blowing and the food looks so real that you can almost smell it.

If you believe some sort of trick must be afoot, the artist has even provided a video showing how he created one of his digital paintings. He manually adds every individual gleaming brush stroke to the meat, giving it his signature hunger-inducing gloss.

Check out his Twitter account for more amazingly realistic food artwork.

Source: yonyon76

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