It's Pancake Day! Here's a Bunch of Unbelievably Detailed Animals Drawn Entirely in Pancake Batter

By Sarah Zhang on at

We've probably all made a few pancakes in amusingly shaped blobs, but Nathan Shields takes the humble pancake to a whole new level of art. The illustrator, former maths teacher, and stay-at-home dad makes pancakes with his kids that range from Star Wars tributes to portraits of Isaac Newton to animals painted in stunning species-level detail.

There's a whole lot more amazing pancakes at his blog Saipancakes, but here are some of our favourite pancake batter recreations of the natural world. [Saipancakes]

Animals in Unbelievable Detail Drawn Entirely in Pancake Batter

Animals in Unbelievable Detail Drawn Entirely in Pancake Batter

Animals in Unbelievable Detail Drawn Entirely in Pancake Batter

Animals in Unbelievable Detail Drawn Entirely in Pancake Batter

Animals in Unbelievable Detail Drawn Entirely in Pancake Batter

Animals in Unbelievable Detail Drawn Entirely in Pancake Batter

Animals in Unbelievable Detail Drawn Entirely in Pancake Batter

All images via Saipancakes