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

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 project - a series of heartwarming illustrations about a girl and a dog.

"My ideas come from many different places, mainly my 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 her process, 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 amazing works 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, vote and enjoy.

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Santiago Rivera 8 months ago

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

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LemonyLickit 8 months ago

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

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Silverfish_13 8 months ago

Beautiful

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Hans 8 months ago

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 8 months ago

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

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Night Owl 8 months ago (edited)

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

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Silverfish_13 8 months ago

Love the Coraline shirt

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Kiersten Boone 8 months ago

LOL you cant do anything!

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William Teach 8 months ago

Who's hair is it, though?

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Kiersten Boone 8 months ago

Puppy luv!!

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Kiersten Boone 8 months ago

AWW!

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Louise Duchaine 8 months ago

Love the colors in this one, I love the fall

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Carol Williams 8 months ago

Best tag players too...

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Gisele Lemelin 8 months ago

So me!

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Monty Is Fiennes 8 months ago

No...No barkies!!!!!

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Kiersten Boone 8 months ago

All over the clean clothes

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Carol Williams 8 months ago

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

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Susann Campbell 8 months ago

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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Night Owl 8 months ago

her foot now belongs to the dog

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Ml7500 8 months ago

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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Lily Waffles 8 months ago

My dog loves bubbles

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Penina Mumbi 8 months ago

Aww!

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Lina S. 8 months ago

Leaves!!!

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Kiersten Boone 8 months ago

I love how the dog has a sweater too

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Carol Williams 8 months ago

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

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Richard 8 months ago

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

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Night Owl 8 months ago

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

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Anthony Julian 8 months ago

I throw it, you go get it...ok?

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Lina S. 8 months ago

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

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Night Owl 8 months ago

That's about how I sometimes look eating spaghetti

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Susann Campbell 8 months ago

Yes, Love.

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Carol Williams 8 months ago

Watch what you roll in with a dog at home :)

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Carrie de Luka 8 months ago

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

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Susann Campbell 8 months ago

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 8 months ago

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

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boredkoala 8 months ago

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

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Steelz 8 months ago

Awful surprise in 3,2,....

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Carol Williams 8 months ago

Bask

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Anthony Julian 8 months ago

I got'em! I got'em!!!

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Night Owl 8 months ago

Zoomies!

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Faith Nicole 8 months ago

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 8 months ago

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

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Jelena Obradović 8 months ago

I want to live in your illustrations ☺️

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Carrie de Luka 8 months ago

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

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Gabriela 8 months ago

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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Stille20 8 months ago

lol, in the undies...oh dog

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Carole Dose 8 months ago

Popcorn and pupper!! How cozy!!

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Anthony Julian 8 months ago

This is more my style!

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Gabriela 8 months ago

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

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ge pa 8 months ago

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

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Anthony Julian 8 months ago

Oh Boy! stalking big game in the woods!

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Amanda Farris Mayhue 8 months ago

I think she may be my all time favorite illustrator.

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Kiersten Boone 8 months ago

LOL the Stitch toy on the ground!!

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Anthony Julian 8 months ago

Back to the house

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Carolyn Osborn 8 months ago

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

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sunnyrei82 8 months ago

OMG... this reminds me of my dear Pino (who's now in doggy heaven). He always watched me like that whenever I got ready for work early in the morning, while my husband and our other dog, Maya, were still sleeping.

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Carole Dose 8 months ago

That's not the bed she usually pictures. How fun!!

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Margaret Jenkins 8 months ago

What utterly gorgeous pictures these are. You can see the bond between girl and dog, it's wonderful. Couldn't decide which one I loved the best

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Full Name 8 months ago

That face says she's reading BP commenters when she should be going to sleep.

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Gabriela 8 months ago

I wish I could take care of this many plants :(

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Ola Polowczyk 8 months ago

I'm crying... Miss my dog so much :(

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Jill 8 months ago

Play with me dammit!

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Summer Woodsong 8 months ago

Running through sprinklers, the essence of summer!

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jo_shortland 8 months ago

My doggo used to do this, I miss him :o(

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Penina Mumbi 8 months ago

CAT!!

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Carole Dose 8 months ago

Just oooone more play, pleeeze Mom?

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Full Name 8 months ago

Dance like nobody's watching.

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Abby Rexroth 8 months ago

Me and my pug Velvet, I'm drawing and Velvet needs attention...drawing can wait, my time with Velvet is finite.

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Cherry 8 months ago

" Can I help mommy?"

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Valerie Carr 8 months ago

So much food...

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Letitia Hedding 8 months ago

I love all the characters in these pictures!

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Carrie de Luka 8 months ago

Ear washing! I have to make sure to shut off all exits first.

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