Japanese Illustrator Imagines A World Where Humans Live Among Giant Animals (30 Pics)

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This mysterious Japanese artist, who goes by the pseudonym of Ariduka55 on social media channels, creates otherwordly illustrations that breathe life into a completely new fantasy world where giant animals live and evolve alongside humans. These illustrations are inspired by our ordinary world with the exception that the little animals - cats, dogs, rabbits, owls, raccoons - are close in size to a three-storey building.

It seems the artist likes to indulge himself with illustrations that depict soft and cuddly animals - pandas, rabbits, dogs and the like - although, it's pretty evident that the cats are the apples of the artist's eye. The atmosphere in the pictures is almost always etherial and peaceful, complete with story-telling elements in their compositions. Many of the illustrations are marked with soft sunshine filtering through various objects, including leaves and windows.

Fun fact, the Japanese even have a word for sunlight streaming through the leaves of the trees - komorebi (木漏れ日). It's a term for a light curtain and the shadow it creates on the ground, a term that eloquently describes this everyday beauty.

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If you slightly squint your eyes, you can notice that this is no ordinary hill, in fact, it's no hill at all.

The Shiba Inu breed is Japan's one of the most cherished treasures. Literally meaning 'the brushwood dog' these dogs were traditionally used for hunting small animals. Nowadays, Shiba Inus are popular in pop-culture, and one of the reasons for that is the infamous story of Hachiko, a loyal Shiba dog that waited for his owner every day after his owner's death for almost ten years.

H/t: japanesecreations.com

OMG A DOGE!!!!!!


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