This artist describes herself as an art director, painter, illustrator, occasional animator, vegan and animal lover and most of that shines through her beautiful artworks.

Yaoyao Ma Van As, currently living in Los Angeles, has worked with many famous brands, like Disney TV Animation, Warner Brothers Animation, Rick and Morty, Stoopid Buddy Studios, Starburns Industries, but today let's focus on her personal art project - a series of heartwarming illustrations about a girl and a dog.

"My creative ideas come from many different places, mainly my pet dog Parker is my biggest inspiration," the artist told Bored Panda. "We adopted him almost four years ago and he's been the center of our world ever since."

Yaoyao Ma Van As has been interested in art since she was a young girl. "I've been drawing since I could remember, but on and off, never really serious. I started doing these illustrations about a year and a half ago because I wanted to get back into drawing again." When asked about how she creates her cool drawings, the artist shared, "I use Photoshop, normally start with a rough sketch, and then work in the local colors, adding lighting as I go." It takes her around 2-4 hours to finish a piece. "I'm constantly trying to push myself to do different things, so sometimes the trial and error take more time."

Below you can find some of the beautiful drawings by Yaoyao Ma Van As. These stories are inspired by events or experiences, by living together with your best friends, by ups and downs, and show the true beauty of selfless friendship. Take a look at these unique artworks, vote, and enjoy.

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Santiago Rivera
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This happens to dogowners a lot, it's like if dogs have a special sense

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LemonyLickit
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is me except the animal is a cat and its every day. <3

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Hans
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When heavily raining, our dog would stick the head out of the window, lower the head, and ponder if the pee pressure was yet to high. If it did nit rain all day, it usually wasn't. Mutual understanding here.

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Hans
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Replace the sun with the moon, and you may replace the wagging dog with a meowing cat.

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Night Owl
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4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like it how she paints the light (and not only here). It's beautiful

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Carol Williams
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My dog did this with snow once...he was very proud...

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Susann Campbell
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just the opposite here, lol, checks out purse for left overs or treats or new clothes in shopping bags before kisses. Spoiled? Yes.

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Ml7500
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does this kind of place/situation really exist? I mean, we do not have fireflies where I live and I've never seen one. So I really don't know if this picture is exaggerated or not :)

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Hans
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not jump for the bubbles, to make faces in disgust when popping one?

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Carol Williams
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We used to nickname our dog "peg leg Pete and his upholstered paws"... his legs didn't look real...

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Richard
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's about your positive attitude showing in each of the pictures - love this.

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Night Owl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A good team. The dog digs holes and she plants in them.

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Lina S.
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's a smiley face in the bottom left corner :)

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Night Owl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's about how I sometimes look eating spaghetti

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Carrie de Luka
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yup. Have to try and remember to keep the bathroom door shut at all times!!

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Susann Campbell
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

YES! and if you change your mind on what he should wear , Dude won't let me take it off until we get back from that walk and then sometimes it's a fight of who will win.

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Anthony Julian
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's not work time, it's take me out & play time!

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boredkoala
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So accurate: discarded outfit options all over the room! Which shoes will she choose?

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Faith Nicole
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one I absolutly love. Sitting outside on a beautiful spring/summer night, lightning bugs lighting up the yard and some water to sink your toes into. THIS is the illustration I'd love to be in

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BrokenFlame
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would fall in the water after the first stepping stone! I'm super clumsy.

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Carrie de Luka
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Missing a large number of random socks and then, yes.

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Gabriela
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My dog does this so much and she's even escaped her harness once somehow because she wanted to chase a squirrel!

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Gabriela
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is my goal in life, earn enough money to just travel the world with my dog :)

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ge pa
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

on the notebook-->coals:be happy! nail it lol

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Anthony Julian
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh Boy! stalking big game in the woods!

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Carolyn Osborn
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love the sunlight on his fur! Love, love your happy artwork and attention to the details!!

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