Nathan Shields is a man. A man with children (making him a...father? uncle? I suck at relationships *zing*). A man with children who he makes insane pancake art for. Why? Because if he doesn't they might turn to waffles. And waffles, as we all well know, are the gateway to Toaster Strudels. Man, you ever put all six icing packets on a single strudel? That shit is goooooood. Fine, I have no clue why he makes them other than because he can, which is the same reason I do 95% of everything I do. Wanna watch me drink coffee creamer through my nose?
A former math teacher, many of Shields' designs seem to have some geeky inspiration behind them -- get a load of the "Star Wars" designs or the fractals, a mathematical concept that when repeated results in a complex pattern. Shields is able to achieve such a fine level of detail by using a baster, which affords him much better control over the runny pancake batter.
"Eventually I'd like to try doing some portraits, but my skills aren't there yet," Shields told HuffPost. "Readers are welcome to suggest future themes on my website."
Listen: these sea creatures are only a smattering of Nathan's repertoire. You would be doing yourself a SERIOUS DISSERVICE to not check out all the other ones after the jump. He's got everything: Star Wars characters, dinosaurs, mathematical signs, fractals, body parts, lizards, insects, marine animals, dog breeds -- you name it. "Celebrities?" No celebrities. "Brand logos?" You know I'm starting to think you might be superficial.
Hit the jump for a ton more.
Thanks to Lisa, who agrees the best breakfasts are the ones that come with hash browns and cinnamon rolls. Oh hell yeah -- and grits! No? Just me?