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By Ree Hines

Think you have a good grip on reality? Think again!

Howard Lee could have you reaching for food that isn't even there.

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The illustrator has filmed a series of clips featuring his detailed drawings of food right alongside their tasty inspirations.

In each of the videos that he's shared on Instagram and YouTube, Lee eventually shows which is which with a flourish — or a chop.

Can you tell the difference before the cleaver comes down? Howard Lee's "Hot Dog Drawing Challenge" on YouTube.Howard Lee / YouTube

Yes, his greatest talent might just be his ability to blow our minds with each one of those amazing reveals.

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But while all of his illustrations are amazing, they're not all appetizing. One of Lee's most impressive visual feats is what he calls "Horror Hand," in which the reveal not only involves a chop but a lot of fake blood, too.


Laura Jenkinson, 25, has been using her chin and lips as a canvas for drawings of colorful cartoons.laurajenkinson/instagram

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