Life would be incredibly strange and difficult if you were an animal, with many new everyday problems that you couldn’t even begin to imagine. That is one of the messages that talented Japanese artist Keigo is trying to send.

To perk up your autumn day at work or school, here are the best and silliest giraffe illustrations by Keigo about these animals’ funny problems. These cool drawings are sure to make you smile, so enjoy, share them with your friends, and upvote your favorite ones. Be sure to let us know what you think of Keigo’s work in the comments! You can look through Bored Panda’s awesome previous posts about Keigo’s illustrations here, here and here. And read on for Bored Panda's second interview with the artist Keigo!

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varwenea
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1 year ago

Built-in drone viewing mode

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SirPatTheCat
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1 year ago

I would just get two people lol but one of them would have to be like the rock or something to get those chest compressions to work I think haha

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1 year ago

: )!

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According to Dosomething.org, giraffes hold the title of the tallest mammals on planet Earth. What’s more, their legs are impressively long, about as long as a person is tall. However, a giraffe’s neck is too short to reach the ground to drink water, so it has to kneel. It’s a good thing then that they only need to drink water every few days, as they get plenty of water from the plants that they eat.

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

I always look in the photos like I would kill You and Your cat, so I wouldn't mind that much

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NCC~1701
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1 year ago

My back and neck hurt just looking at this

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varwenea
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1 year ago

Need two!

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Bored Panda talked to the artist Keigo and his management team to learn more about his drawing ideas and mindset.

“I decide on the theme and motif before I lift my pen, but how long it takes for creative the idea to come to my mind really depends,” the artist said about his drawing process. “Sometimes ideas spark, but other times nothing comes to my mind even after one whole day.”

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varwenea
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1 year ago (edited)

The frame is not big enough for the crocodile (or alligator) either.

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varwenea
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1 year ago

That looks like it can be an awful stiff neck pain.

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Harry Larter
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1 year ago

Ouch...

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“Either way, once I know what I want to draw, each piece is finished in 1.5 hours on average. It is rather short because by the time I start drawing, I have a rough idea of the structure and colors I want to use. Thus, I focus thoroughly on transferring ideas onto paper. I can go about drawing forever if I begin bothering with small details, but I usually stop before I’m in that phase. I avoid drawing without having a clear theme and structure in my mind.”

Bored Panda also wanted to know what animals Keigo thought were the hardest to capture in his funny drawings and which ones were the easiest for the artist. “All animals would be equally difficult if I try to portray living animals, but among my illustrations, the sloth is the most difficult.”

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

More like bunny problem here

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Helenium
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1 year ago

he looks like satan

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Baba Caine
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1 year ago

By time gets to stomach it be cold 😔

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“This is because it is rare to see them in children’s books nor in real life. I searched various images of sloths for its distinct features, but I am still seeking its ideal character image. You will see that the shape of its face changes each time.”

“On the contrary, giraffes are the easiest to draw. With regards to giraffes, it feels like I am drawing humans, not animals. I have drawn giraffes the most among my illustrations, and I am attached to it because it is the only character that still conveys message when the main character's face is outside the frame.”

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Jeff
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1 year ago

Is the camera centered on your face???? I can’t tell from up here

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Harry Larter
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1 year ago

Love his chin!

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Baba Caine
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1 year ago

Again he won by a neck

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“I have actually drawn this in my past illustration, but I imagine that a gastrocamera examination would be most painful, referencing my first-hand experience,” the illustrator said what he thinks the biggest problem for giraffes would be in modern everyday life. “I am not an expert on how giraffes evolved, but I am curious of how I would see the world from giraffes’ perspectives.”

“Personally, I frequently focus on what is right in front of me, including concentrating on my smartphone. It might be important that we sometimes take distance, and become aware of the surroundings with giraffe-like broad perspectives.”

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Lina B.
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1 year ago

And then he fell in the ocean

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Full Name
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1 year ago

Why is this the only one with brown hooves?

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Emma B
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1 year ago

I like the little insert of the Alligator trying to climb the ladder. Nice little touch!

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Bored Panda previously talked to Keigo and his team about the artist’s inspiration, his interest in drawing and his future plans. According to Keigo, he “used to draw animals which have the characteristic of "long," such as giraffes and crocodiles. But Sloths have the aspect of "time", and the characteristic of "not moving much."

“Using the sloth as the main character, I am interested in how to visualize the concept of "time" in a single piece of art. Sloths are very cute, but more than that, I am strongly attached to the fact how it gave me new ideas to express. In real life, I have a cat and that's my favorite animal,” the illustrator revealed to Bored Panda.

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Bored Moogle
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1 year ago

Finally the giraffe has a giraffe face instead of that creepy human face.

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Aria Clarke
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1 year ago

am i the only one who finds his face a little off-putting? ahaha love the art though!

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Jeff
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1 year ago

I scrolled down just enough so I couldn’t see his real body at first and for a second thought he was dreaming

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“Speaking of drawing, I'm interested in animals that have extreme physical characteristics. It all started from the point where I tried to incorporate those characteristics like "too slow", "too long" into a drawing, and expressed what happens when those characteristics are incorporated into human society.”

“Animals are personified and therefore everything is expressed exaggeratedly, but more than trying to draw the animals to make them look cute, I am always thinking about how I can express everything in a single piece of drawing.”

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varwenea
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1 year ago

Looks like quite an advantage there.

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Emma B
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1 year ago

This is so cute!!!!

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Sarah Brinsfield
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1 year ago

Haha!

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Keigo revealed to Bored Panda that he isn’t a talkative person, but has always “loved” drawings since he was a small child. He disclosed that he knew he could “express anything” through his drawings.

“I had dreamt of making it my job, but I experienced setbacks right after I entered art college. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to transmit my work via SNS and receive comments from people all around the world.”

“I am not very much experienced myself, but I have previously taught drawing to students who aspire to enter art college. Personally, I believe that it is important for them to not only focus their interests in art, but to store knowledge and always have awareness of surrounding issues.”

Keigo said that he doesn’t have exact plans for the future yet. But the artist added: “As I previously published my book in three countries in Asia, my next goal is to publish in the US.”

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GodOfHyperdeath
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1 year ago

Pretty ironic how the shirt says “lucky”.

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Nea
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1 year ago

Ouch!!!

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Jeff
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1 year ago

Good thing he doesn’t have hair

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ZeitCycloneTangram
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1 year ago

He didn't win by a neck THIS time

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Jeff
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1 year ago

Think of his lisence!

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Devyn Nagy
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1 year ago

Well hey, at least you'd be able to see where you're going really well!

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