A Japanese artist has become an online sensation for her amazing ability to turn melted chocolate into spectacular portraits using only fingers.
Norico Shioguchi, 31, makes incredible portraits for wedding couples and baby announcements as well as of popular cartoon characters, floral decoration and abstract motifs using only her fingers and basic kitchen utensils.
The ardent cocoa lover uses plates and acrylic panels as her canvas and often cleans the artwork several times before starting all over again.
Norico said: “I draw portraits especially for brides and grooms for the opening movies for their weddings.
“I also do chocolate art live paintings at events where we eat the sweets I have drawn and decorated with the audiences at the end the performance.”
It all started three years ago when Norico, who hails from Fukuoka, created portraits of herself and her husband for her own wedding.
She said: “I wanted to please my guests with my handmade art, and that is how I came up with this idea.
“I posted them on my Instagram page and it was so popular that I started getting orders.
“After that, I also started receiving various orders not only for the opening movies for weddings but also for movies for birthday gifts and corporate advertising movies.
When not making her artworks live at events, Norico creates the works in her living room.
She takes anywhere between three to four hours to complete one portrait.
She said: “I am a self-taught artist. I get ideas from photographs and various arts that I have ever seen.
“I am now eager to show my art in various countries.”