Who doesn't wish they could interact with adorable fantasy animals? The Malaysian artist Yee Chong draws these little creatures digitally and brings them out into the real world. By the end of the post, you will probably want them to actually exist for you to own one.
The artist already has over 93,000 followers on his Instagram, and the number keeps growing by the day. One of his favorite characters are foxes, and he does it in a recognizable style. Scroll through the page but beware since you may experience excess cuteness below.
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Mr. Yee Chong gave Bored Panda an exclusive interview about his works of art. He started off working as a graphic designer, but he quit after 5 years due to a meagre salary and he switched to freelance work, like this one. The artist admitted that the project came spontaneously, and initially, he meant it as a simple experiment. "It was meant to be a test on my understanding of light and shadow, but people seem to like them a lot so I continued 'till now," - he said. The Malaysian artist revealed that he’s pretty surprised about the community’s response and feels very flattered. The fact “that people like them motivates me to produce more”.
When asked whether he feels any attachment to his creations, Yee Chong confessed that he lives alone in an apartment where there’s a no-pet policy, and the digital animals give him much-needed comfort. When pressed if he’ll continue doing them, the artist gave a promise: “I will keep producing them as long as it brightens people's days or cheers people up.” And we suggest you keep your eyes out for this artist, as he’s planning on animating them in the future! In any case, check out his Instagram and other links if you haven’t, and enjoy the show.
The artist offers a great diversity of situations, characters, attitudes, and colors. As you’ll find out, the cute little red fox often is the main protagonist of the image. The pictures show the cute critters in their ”everyday“ situations (as if anything that includes these cuties could be called an ”everyday“ scenario). Their stylized animated look gives them a range of emotions in these scenarios that are heart-wrenching to watch. Just look at how adorable their faces are. D’aww…
These lifelike situations range from reactions to food, a casual dive into the trash bin, playing with stuff and exploring, letting themselves be snuggled by their owner, to ending up in a shape that fits only them exclusively. The artist illustrated them doing pretty much anything you’d imagine a normal pet would do, and even more. In short, this digital artist’s pets are as lively as any real animal.
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