Okay so this is something I have been working on for a long time and I hope it works out well :D I have always free-handed my characters but lately I have been trying to develop a way to make cheese characters that anyone can do and I think I have found it! Woo!
Okay so you start out with a picture of what you want!
Next you cut around the outside of the picture and place it on a piece of cheese. Trace around the outline with food color markers.
Remove the paper and this is what you will have
Now you're going to start to de-construct the pattern. Cut away the feet and tops of the ears and place pattern back on the cheese
Trace around the new areas with your food color marker and you will have this.
Now we can cut out the smaller details like the eyes, mouth and other arm. Trace around these new areas.
Now that you have the outline done it's time to start coloring!
Don't worry if you color outside of the lines a litte because we're going to cut the shape out!
Now you can use a sharp knife to cut out the shape. I use a serrated steak knife but you can use whatever kind you are comfortable with
Voila! A cute cheese creature for your next bento lunch! And you can save the cheese scraps for salads or sandwiches