Paul Schmid has many descriptions to his name: he is an award-winning artist, illustrator, designer, and internationally published author and illustrator of picture books for children. In his recent project, he started a series where he began honoring his ‘food friends’ by painting their portraits. It all started when he put googly eyes on a painting of a potato.
“She had such an understanding look! I grabbed a tomato painting, and googly eyes from a drawer and Tom was born. Then Nip the turnip. More eyes, more paintings, in a short time I had a room full of ‘Still-Buddies’,” the artist shared with Bored Panda.
The talented Schmid now lives in Washington State and has been honored by various organizations such as The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts and Print Magazines, Maurice Sendak Fellowship, Union League Club of Chicago, Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artist, and many more.
If you are interested to see his work, check out the gallery below, or have a look at his Instagram account for more. Who knows, maybe you will adopt some of his ‘food buddies.’