M'sian Bakat List #11: This Artist Will Draw A Portrait Of You With Coffee

Vivian Lee combined her love for coffee with caricature and the results are pretty darn amazing.

A caricature is a drawing of a person which exaggerates certain features but still retains the likeness of the individual. It's a fun and cheeky way of having yourself interpreted in the eyes of a caricature artist.

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Caricatures make pretty good gifts too!

While most artists rely on ink and paint to sketch, local artist Vivian Lee decided to use something a little different to work her magic - coffee!

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Image via Vivian Lees Art

Image via Vivian Lees Art

Yup, all drawn with coffee!

Started out as a hobby, the 27-year-old KL native worked as a graphic designer before switching to drawing caricature as a full time career

Vivian Lee with one of her many caricatures

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"I quit my stable job as a graphic designer because I decided it's time to pursue what I like. The stress that comes with it has also taken a toll on me," said Lee in an interview with magazine The Best of You.

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Lee posing for a photograph with a very satisfied customer

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Lee uses coffee to draw because of its vintage effects and warm tones. Oh, it smells good too!

The materials and brushes Lee uses to draw

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Image via Vivians Lee Art

As a coffee lover herself, she often visits cafes with her friends and likes trying out different types of coffee. Many cafes have invited her to do coffee caricatures at their grand openings.

As for her caricatures, she prefers using local coffee as it is more fragrant and long lasting.

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The talented illustrator is a crowd favourite and there'll always be a queue of people waiting for their portraits to be done in coffee

Image via Vivians Lee Art

Image via Vivians Lee Art

Image via Vivians Lee Art

Lee first sketches her subjects in marker pen before applying the finishing touches with coffee.

Lee also does caricatures of animals, but she prefers drawing people because it's personal and she gets to enjoy their various face shapes and mannerisms

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Image via Vivians Lee Art

Take all of our money, Lee.

More awesome caricatures by the coffee artist:

Want a coffee caricature for yourself? Catch Lee at her next gig by following her on Facebook and Instagram!

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Stay tuned for the next episode of Malaysian Bakat List!

Last week on Malaysian Bakat List, we featured artist Nady Nadhira who decided to combine food with her passion for doodling!

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