By Shannon Lane

THESE artworks look good enough to eat - because they are made out of pasta and tomato ketchup

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His spaghetti faces have gone viral, giving Andre a large following and bright future

Artist and student André Manguba, 17, traded in his pencils for food to create these life-like edible portraits.

The young Filipino artist is well known for his detailed celebrity drawings on Instagram, which have earned him more than 82,000 followers.

Andre created a pasta portrait of Filipino actress, Liza Soberano, and managed to meet the star

He said: “I’ve been drawing since I was four years old. The moment I was handed a crayon and paper for the first time, I never stopped drawing from then on.

Filipino presenter, Kim Atienza, with a spaghetti hat

“Food art is very new to me since I originally use colored pencils and graphite as my main media in drawing. I'll definitely continue doing pasta portraits because they're fun to make and it's such a unique idea.”

Filipino Miss Universe winner, Pia Wurtzbach, created in pasta

Each food artwork takes André three to four hours to complete and the artist finds the inspiration for his works through social media, surfing the Internet and through his friends and family.

The young Artist's pasta portraits take him 3 - 4 hours to perfect

He said: “There are times when I draw people who are special to me just like when I drew my mom to congratulate her for being Mrs World Philippines 2014.

"I also sketch some of my favorite famous personalities and singers.”

Andre is well known for his celebrity portraits, and has 83,000 followers on his Instagram page

This budding artist’s career has just begun, yet he has already been featured on news channels, and met some of the stars that have appeared in his pasta works.

He said: “After posting my food art online, people started sharing them and got viral.

The young Artist drew Robin Williams and four of his recognisable characters

“Since I currently draw portraits, I plan to elevate this in the future and add more conceptuality to it.

"Just like my food art, wherein I used pasta and ketchup to draw faces, I’ve somehow stepped out of the box and challenged myself with something new.”

Andre's uses popular celebrities such as Taylor Swift as his muses

To see more of André’s work, follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/heyheyandre_art/