Some people see a banana and to them it's just some fruit, a few calories to get them through a workout or start their morning with. But Dutch artist iSteef (aka Stephan Brusche) sees something else, through his eyes he sees a canvas, a place for him to doodle. Fruitdoodle, in fact.
Brusche takes the everyday banana that might find its way into an artwork as a still life, and turns it into a biodegradable artwork. And the end result of his efforts are amazing.
Using a ballpoint pen the artist draws characters and scenes onto the fruit, sometimes using more than one banana, and also uses a scalpel to slice through and sculpt the skin utilizing it as arms, legs, or whatever he wants. There's no end to what this yellow piece of fruit can transform into.
Scenes vary from recreating famous artworks or photos, to nods to celebrities or films or musicians, to imaginative depictions of animals or buildings.
Sometimes he also adds additional objects too, for instance plastic coffee stirrers become oars for a canoe-rowing gnome.
Brusche also uses others types of fruit, and veg, for his art too, kiwis and melons can become blank canvases for his work. Tomatoes, broccoli, even eggs are all foodstuffs that Brusche takes his pen to.
You can check out some of his banana doodles below. And head to his website or Instagram for more of his work.