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Banana Art

Updated on March 30, 2011
Banana drawing: completed at work in the morning, February 17, 2011.
Banana drawing: completed at work in the morning, February 17, 2011.

Bananas for Bananas

If you're one that likes to play with your food, then you've found the perfect hub. If you really and truly love to play with your food then you must try this media: bananas. A little off the cuff for 'ya? Don't like the idea of smearing ink all over your food? Do you start imagining the ink seeping into the core, creating a liquid-y pulp that looks more like toxic waste than a healthy snack? Not that I have looked into any studies regarding ink absorption through banana skins, but it could be safe to say that this is benign hobby. The worst thing that could happen, really, is someone thinking how awesome your banana looks (and how awesome you are) when you embrace snack time.

So, the items that you will need to start banana drawing are:

1. A fresh or moderately fresh banana... or a whole bundle if you're feeling ambitious! Old, foul ones are not good to write on. If you proceed with an old banana, you will be drawing at the risk of sinking pen tips and mush.

2. A ball-point pen. Use a gel-ink pen at your own risk. Research shows using gel-ink leads to puncturing the peel 9 times out of 10. You don't want to question research, now do you?

To start: Simply, start using the ball-point pen to whip up an "awe" worthy masterpiece. Your friends and family will be more than impressed with how savvy you are with art media. What to draw, you ask? Oh my, the drawings can be as simple or as complex as you like! My drawings range from child-like to the likes of Michelangelo. Either way, it's really impressive.

So, now that you have the knowledge and the know-how, go out and become a banana artist extraordinaire! Not only will you enjoy the process, but you will also create a one of a kind masterpiece sure to delight (the tummy and the eyes)! Bon-appetit!


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      Rehana Stormme 6 years ago

      Oh yes! I used to do this a lot as a kid! Needless to say, my Mum was totally against it lol. I'm so glad to find someone else who actually does it too!