A few years ago, I felt the need to get back to drawing after a long creative break. I've decided to explore the first materials with which I had contact with when I was a child, and so I started using pens again. In that process, I discovered that I actually can have lots of fun and peace of mind by spending hours and hours drawing little lines to create characters. Then, I gave my two nieces a blank sheet and told them that they would have to decide what animals should appear on those white papers. I also said that those animals would be the guardians of their dreams and whenever they needed to get out of a nightmare, they just needed to call them. Back then, I was trying to give them something that could potentially help them start enjoying the wonders of lucid dreaming. What I didn't know at that moment was that those two drawings marked the very beginning of the style that I'm working on today. I was already making thousands of lines on all of my creations but given the deal, I wanted those creatures to breed sweetness. It felt so good and I had so much fun that I ended up focusing my work on animal interpretations for children (or grown-ups that still feed their inner child). Maybe because it started this way, I feel like all my creatures seem to have come out of a dream world, somewhat obscure but also adorable.

Lately, I've been drawing mostly cats and some dogs under the request of those that have decided to follow my work on Instagram (they are also naming all of my creatures). The first cat I drew when I was already exploring this hatching technique was just because my brother-in-law had told me so many times to draw cats that I ended up drawing one. When I posted it on Instagram, I noticed an unusual amount of excitement around that drawing and it motivated me to draw more of them. I ended up finding cats to be extremely fun to draw allowing so many possibilities of interpretation.

One thing that I believe to be important about my art is that I never know exactly how a drawing will end. I tend to trust and embrace all possible "mistakes" that appear during the process and let them guide me till the end. This is something that I first discovered when I was painting abstract many years ago just for the sake of creativity (I've only very recently become a professional artist). I really like to zone out while I'm drawing these creatures just as much as I used to do with abstract painting, the only differences are that it is way slower, there are no colors and I do it inside previously defined shapes.

Now I'm a full-time illustrator because the Internet can be a wonderful thing! Social media allows me to share my creations with the world and I'm lucky that some beautiful people have decided to follow my work and support what I do.

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Floofle

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Gaya Knust 1 week ago

Getting Totoro vibes- loving it!

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Puffin

Puffin

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Carolyn T. Smythe 1 week ago

Reminds me of our cat Fufu. Except, she was white. Totally loved her!!

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First Kitty Family

First Kitty Family

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Josie Jones 4 days ago

I love their bemused expression and pointy feet

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Papami

Papami

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LiLaRae 5 days ago

It looks like a sugar glider. I think Magpie and maybe anyone who demoted this question by Elsker misinterpreted the question. The picture makes this little creature look so adorable. I don't understand why someone would demote a question when it wasn't even rude or crass. (sigh) I'm so over drama.

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Wip Pic Of Frinkles

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Jo B. Ventura Gurule 5 days ago

Sweet surprise!!

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Family

Family

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Pretty Pangolin 1 week ago

The one in the middle looks like a Kliban illustration- those googly eyes.

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Bubi

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Mary Rose Kent 1 week ago

Bubi with her little ears and fat sweet tail. YES!

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Wip Pic Of Frazzlebunz

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Mary Rose Kent 1 week ago

I absolutely need a kitty named Frazzlebunz!

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Pudding

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Carolyn T. Smythe 1 week ago

Looks so real!!😘😘😘😘💖💖

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Wip Pic Of Flooffle

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Angela Hudson 5 days ago

OMG it's my Rascal kitty!

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Frazzlebunz

Frazzlebunz

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Mithu Mithu 1 week ago

meep

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Star And Leo

Star And Leo

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Milena 1 week ago

Dogs are like #notamused

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Zipps, Bubi And Meeko

Zipps, Bubi And Meeko

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Mary Rose Kent 1 week ago

Little baby Zipp Zipp. Kiss kiss kiss kiss! 💋

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Poof Poof

Poof Poof

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Mary Rose Kent 1 week ago

🐾 Poof Poof le Pew 🐾

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Smokey

Smokey

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Randomcthulu 5 days ago

Make the tail skinny and it would look like my skittish cat Biscuits right before she launches into a random direction

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Panpan

Panpan

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Id row 6 days ago

This is really cool. I love the texture effect and the sense of depth around the eyes.

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Chichiro

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Landon

Landon

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Id row 6 days ago

I love the smooth, yet crisp texture transitions.

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Balu

Balu

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Dorlinda Chong 5 days ago

why is the whale named "Bear"?

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Elvira

Elvira

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Mary Rose Kent 1 week ago

I can tell Elvira’s a shy one.

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Capybara

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Kimberley Thom 1 week ago

good side portrait. Capybara is pleased. "Check out my good side."

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Phoebe

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yxkb 1 week ago

This is exactly the face of my black cat a second before he starts his usual running race from room to room.

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Boo

Boo

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Coco 1 week ago

I love this one!

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Phoebe

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Ana M 5 days ago

She is like my Loto.

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Plopsy

Plopsy

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Mary Rose Kent 1 week ago

Duck-billed platypus, the strangest animal on Earth.

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Johnny Crumpets

Johnny Crumpets

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Jo B. Ventura Gurule 5 days ago

Almost looks like Squeaky

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Shadey

Shadey

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Mary Rose Kent 1 week ago

Shadey worries about her tail...

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Boris

Boris

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Elsker 1 week ago

U'RE NO CAT!!!!! U sure are cute tho:))

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Minnie

Minnie

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Jo B. Ventura Gurule 5 days ago

Gigi girl!!

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