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 1 year ago

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

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LemonyLickit 1 year ago

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

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Silverfish_13 1 year ago

Beautiful

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Hans 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Night Owl 1 year ago (edited)

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

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Silverfish_13 1 year ago

Love the Coraline shirt

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Kiersten Boone 1 year ago

LOL you cant do anything!

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William Teach 1 year ago

Who's hair is it, though?

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Kiersten Boone 1 year ago

Puppy luv!!

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Kiersten Boone 1 year ago

AWW!

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Louise Duchaine 1 year ago

Love the colors in this one, I love the fall

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Carol Williams 1 year ago

Best tag players too...

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Gisele Lemelin 1 year ago

So me!

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 year ago

No...No barkies!!!!!

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Kiersten Boone 1 year ago

All over the clean clothes

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Carol Williams 1 year ago

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

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Susann Campbell 1 year 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 1 year ago

her foot now belongs to the dog

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Ml7500 1 year 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 1 year ago

My dog loves bubbles

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Penina Mumbi 1 year ago

Aww!

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Lina S. 1 year ago

Leaves!!!

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Kiersten Boone 1 year ago

I love how the dog has a sweater too

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Carol Williams 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Night Owl 1 year ago

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

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Anthony Julian 1 year ago

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

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Lina S. 1 year ago

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

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Night Owl 1 year ago

That's about how I sometimes look eating spaghetti

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Susann Campbell 1 year ago

Yes, Love.

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Carol Williams 1 year ago

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

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Carrie de Luka 1 year ago

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

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Susann Campbell 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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boredkoala 1 year ago

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

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Steelz 1 year ago

Awful surprise in 3,2,....

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Carol Williams 1 year ago

Bask

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Anthony Julian 1 year ago

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

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Night Owl 1 year ago

Zoomies!

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Faith Nicole 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Jelena Obradović 1 year ago

I want to live in your illustrations ☺️

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Carrie de Luka 1 year ago

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

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Gabriela 1 year 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 1 year ago

lol, in the undies...oh dog

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Carole Dose 1 year ago

Popcorn and pupper!! How cozy!!

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Anthony Julian 1 year ago

This is more my style!

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Gabriela 1 year ago

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

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ge pa 1 year ago

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

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Anthony Julian 1 year ago

Oh Boy! stalking big game in the woods!

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Amanda Farris Mayhue 1 year ago

I think she may be my all time favorite illustrator.

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Kiersten Boone 1 year ago

LOL the Stitch toy on the ground!!

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Anthony Julian 1 year ago

Back to the house

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Carolyn Osborn 1 year ago

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

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sunnyrei82 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Margaret Jenkins 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Gabriela 1 year ago

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

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Ola Polowczyk 1 year ago

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

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Jill 1 year ago

Play with me dammit!

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Summer Woodsong 1 year ago

Running through sprinklers, the essence of summer!

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jo_shortland 1 year ago

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

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Penina Mumbi 1 year ago

CAT!!

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Carole Dose 1 year ago

Just oooone more play, pleeeze Mom?

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Full Name 1 year ago

Dance like nobody's watching.

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Abby Rexroth 1 year 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 1 year ago

" Can I help mommy?"

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Valerie Carr 1 year ago

So much food...

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Letitia Hedding 1 year ago

I love all the characters in these pictures!