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Artistic Animal Inspired Japanese Manholes

Hi friends! Today we came across some amazing animal inspired art that we of course, had to share with all of you. "Japan is a country full of amazing art. Some of it is housed within museums and galleries while others are right underneath our feet. I'm talking, of course, about Japan's peculiar obsession with manhole covers. Just about anywhere in the country you can find stylized manhole covers, each more beautiful and intricate than the next." Via thisiscollossal.com

Many of these beautiful works of art are inspired or based on animals! Now you've got our attention. We love seeing how artists incorporate natural elements into their work, especially the beauty and diversity of animals. "According to the Japan Society of Manhole Covers (yes, that's a thing) today there are almost 6000 artistic manhole covers throughout Japan. And according to their latest findings, the largest single category are trees, followed by landscapes, floral designs and birds." via thisiscollossal.com 

16 images of artistic japanese manholes | thumbnail left manhole with bird design, thumbnail right man placing manhole into ground
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Japanese Artist Turns Animals Into Amazing 3D Sculptures

We are always looking for new and cool artistic interpretations of our favorite animals! Today we stumbled across an amazing Japanese artist who creates super pawesome 3D sculptures based on real animals. We were intrigued by this interesting approach towards immortalizing animals and all their charm. Now let's check it out!

Artist with twitter handle @meetissai posts his work on his Twitter account. Follow him for frequent artistic updates! Though, make sure you have a translator installed on your internet, his account is entirely in Japanese. Nonetheless, we appreciate this pawesome work and are excited to see what else he comes up with in the future. 

40 animals and sculpture images | thumbnail left white flowy dog and sculpture, thumbnail right black cat and sculpture
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Paintings Of Cats Destroying Stuff Through The Centuries (Twitter Thread)

Every cat owner in the world knows two things: 1. Cats are the best thing in the world. 2. Cats are jerks

Listen, we can admit it. Cats being jerks and having annoying habits like sleeping on our fresh laundry or constantly trying to eat food off our plates - none of that stops us from loving them to death. And apparently, that's been the case throughout the centuries. 

@Manglewood on twitter who previously provided the internet with one of the most wholesome twitter threads of naval ship cats in tiny hammocks throughout history has done it again, giving the internet one of the funniest cat twitter threads of cats straight-up destroying all of our stuff in painting through the centuries. 

You're doing very impawtent work for the cat world, @Manglewood, stay strong.

twitter thread of paintings of cats destroying things throughout history | thumbnail includes two paintings of a cat eating a woman's dress and one tweet 'Human - Molly Hodgdon @Manglewood Good news: I compiled a brief overview of cats wrecking our stuff throughout the centuries. First, Two Young Women Wrapped in Yukata After a Bath. Kitagawa Utamaro, ca. 1796. metmuseum.org/art/collection... 4:09 AM Jul 4, 2021 · Twitter Web App 3,626 Retweets 296 Quote Tweets 9,214 Likes'
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Japanese Style Artist Transforms Cats Into Beautiful Anime Girls

Have you ever wondered what your pet cat would look like as a human? We found an amazing twitter based artist known as DHK who has been working on just that! DHK has digitally recreated six awwdorable cats into awwdorable anime ladies. The artist is so careful to capture the spirit of the animal when recreating its human counterpart- and it shows. These images are stunning and strikingly resemble the original animal!

DHK gained a lot of attention after posting this awesome series of digital recreations. Many folks wrote to DHK to request artistic renditions of their own beloved cats. Some asked if they would consider also doing dogs. All in all, it's safe to say this artistic rendition of awesome anime girls caught our attention and we hope you enjoy it just as much as we did!

10 twitter images, anime women and cats | thumbnail left anime girl and cat, thumbnail right anime girl and cat
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21 Purrfect Cats Immortalized In Tattoo Form

Cat lovers who also happen to be tattoo lovers? We know there are a lot of you out there! This one is for you. Today, we came across some totally purrfect feline inspired ink. Tattoo lovers know that an amazing way to carry something meaningful with them forever is to ink it onto their bodies! Tattoos have become increasingly popular over the years and many loyal pet owners have chosen to make their bonds permanent. We love this concept and are amazed by the beautiful artistic interpretations of our beloved pets!

Check out this series of pawsome cat tats from us, to you. Warning, you may become inspired by this concept and head out to your local tattoo shop upon completion of your scrolling enjoyment. ICanHasCheezburger is not responsible for spontaneous tattoo decisions, however we fully support them! Get your ink on and immortalize your beloved pets! If tattoos aren't your thing, which is totally okay, there are also many artists who do pet paintings and portraits, for the less permanent art lovers amongst us. Enjoy!

21 images of cat tattoos | thumbnail left cat tattoo and cat inspiration, thumbnail right tattoo of lady with middle finger up holding cat
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Father Daughter Duo Put Cicadas Into Cute Poses For Wholesome Photoshoot

We love a good news story! And we especially love when it's a family effort! The Good News Network covered the story. "The Fairfax, Virginia-based father/daughter team of Scott and Ellie Kanowitz have come up with a series of increasingly complex humorous vignettes starring the media-happy bugs interacting with a variety of toy props."

"They admit the one drawback to gently using live bug actors was that they did not always take direction well. 'Posing and building more and more elaborate schemes trying to get them to stay still and learn about the cicadas was really exciting. I think one thing we learned was that they don't like to ride on skateboards.' Scott told WTOP News."

We love learning about new and interesting species. And if we can combine that with a creative wholesome photoshoot, it's just that much better. Enjoy!

12 cicada images news story |thumbnail left cicada sitting at table with fake hot dog prop, thumbnail right cicada in police officer costume and toy truck
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Animal Bodies With Cat Faces: Artistic Photoshopped Images

Today we are featuring a very cool artist! Hailing from Moscow and going by @koty_vezde on Instagram, Galya is an amateur photoshopper. Their hobby has been developed over the past year and they have created a whole cat-like universe! They make funny mixes of cats with different animals and objects. As you can see for yourselves, we've got here almost every imaginable combination of cats and other animals!

We love supporting artists from around the world and featuring their work! We love all things animal. That means art, science, day to day, humor, and everythinggg in between. And it is a well known fact that we have a super weak spot for all things cat. Henceforth, we instantly fell in love with Galya's work and hope that all of you enjoy it just as much as we did!

 

19 images of photoshopped animals to look like cats | thumbnail left alligator with cat face, thumbnail right giraffe with car face
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Finn's Owner Gets Crafty With His Cone In Padorable Photo Shoot

Meet Finn, the golden retriever and 1000% good boy! Finn had gotten received neutered and had to wear a cone for up to two weeks, in the hopes of cheering him up -- his mom, Jenn Frates, decided to decorate his cone daily in fun new themes. 

And not only did they cheer Finn up, but they also cheered us up too. Frates told The Dodo, "I thought it would be a fun way to get through the long two weeks of him having to wear an ugly cone. I'm trying to stock his first-year puppy book with lots of funny memories. I also just love art/being crafty in any form." 

Frates continued, "We do a lot of photoshoots so he knows when I have him sit in the backyard that he has to wait and if he does … lots of treats are coming." And what pup wouldn't be excited about a treat? We absolutely adored scrolling through Finn's photoshoot and we hope you do too! 

Story via The Dodo

golden retriever's cone of shame is transformed into fun costumes - thumbnail of finn dressed as a bowl of fruit loops and a basketball basket
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Twitter Having A Blast With The 'River Bear' Trend (Viral Tweets)

Well, well, another day on twitter, another adorable animal goes viral, and you would never expect it to be this one. A bear in a river. That's right. You hear that ad may not think anything of it, but my gosh, that bear is the cutest bear that we've ever seen (and that's despite the fact that all bears are totally adorable), and we are not even slightly surprised that the internet went crazy over it. 

It's so cute, it inspired endless artists to create adorable versions of the bear themselves, and we felt the need to give them all (and the bear) some love. So, enjoy this adorable fluffball in all of its versions, and have a pawtasitc weekend!

tweets about the river bear trend thumbnail includes a picture of a bear lying in a river and a drawing of the same bear 'malin @madebymaIin my humble contribution to river bear trend 37.6K Retweets 415 Quote Tweets 153.9K Likes'
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Another Humorous 'Pixie and Brutus' Hide-And-Seek Comic

If you missed part one of 'Pixie and Brutus' play hide-and-seek, we've got your covered right here! And now, as luck would have it, the talented artist, Ben Hed, has created a second part to the hide-and-seek story! This time, Pixie isn't featured but we promise you it's still wonderful and will make you smile. 

This time, Brutus is playing hide-and-seek with other characters from the 'Pixie and Brutus' series, and it's so charming! 

Be sure to follow Ben Hed, also known as Pet_Foolery, on Instagram!

pixie and brutus play hide and seek - thumbnail of brutus playing hide and seek "Alright. Ready or not, here I ... come."
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Activating The Purr Machine (Comic)

Did you know that purring not only helps you to relax but also has healing properties for the cat itself? That's right! Purrs are heckin' powerful and should be respected as such. We humans can benefit from that therapeutic vibration as it is linked to lowering stress, lessens the chances of having a heart attack, and more. 

Cats can actually add years to your life! If you needed convincing to get a (or another) cat, there you go! 

Cats may have therapeutic healing purrs, but they can be quite the tricky machine to figure out. Once you've nailed that mechanism, those healing properties are all yours! Oh, and we're sure the cat will be pleased as well. 

In collaboration with Israeli artist, Ilana Zeffren, a cute comic about the inner workings of what it takes to make a cat purr. 

And if you want more cat enjoyment, be sure to check out last week's installment: How To Use Your Human Efficiently (A Cat's Illustrated Guide)

turning on the cat purring machine - thumbnail of machine
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Chonky Ginger Cat In Famous Paintings (20 Images)

If you haven't heard of Fat Cat Art, well, you have now! The lovely and chonky cat that's being purrfectly placed in each painting is Zarathustra, the cat who is said to improve famous paintings and movies. And our verdict? 

Yes, Zarathustra most certainly improves every single one of the paintings and movies he is added to! Don't believe us? See the magnificent art below for yourselves! 

Follow Fat Cat Art on Instagram for more re-imagined classics with the addition of a lovely chonky ginger cat, 

fat cat added to a bunch of famous paintings - thumbnail of fat cat in the painting scream and the painting the kiss
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Jenny Jinya's Newest Comic About Heartbreak Is Based On A True Story

Jenny Jinya's newest comic has such writing this intro through a stream of tears. This time, Jinya has decided to make a comic out of a true story, a story from last year in which a swan had died of a broken heart due to some teens destroying her eggs. 

This comic seems to hurt more knowing it's based on such a sad and cruel story. The thought of anyone hurting any animal is difficult enough, people should be aware that their actions have consequences. And to those who destroyed this swan's eggs, you all should be ashamed. The mother-to-be had six eggs destroyed, leaving her utterly heartbroken and eventually lead to her death. Our hearts break a hundred times over reading this story and of course, seeing Jinya's emotional comic on the subject. 

Jinya creates comics about real issues animals faces such as suffering and abuse. Sometimes (or always), the comics are devastating and leave us in a pile of our own tears. Jinya has the gift of conveying important messages in an achingly haunting yet beautiful way. 

Be sure to have those tissues handy, folks, you're going to need them.

jenny jinyas newest comic of a swan who died from heartbreak | Please! Go away! Comic by JennyJinya Please just.just leave
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Cats Discuss Their Recent Meal (Comic)

Food. We take pictures of it and upload them for all to see. What for? It's not like we'll revisit those images. Or maybe some do. However, we as humans always share with one another what we had to eat that day, and what we plan to eat later that day. We simply can't help talking about food! Why? Because food is amazing. Cats understand, cats absolutely love to eat. We understand that because a majority of us humans also love to eat. But cats really love to eat. 

If cats could share their most recently consumed meal with one another, how would that look? What would they say? Thanks to Israeli artist, Ilana Zeffren, we have the answer to these tantalizing questions below. 

And if you want more cat enjoyment, be sure to check out last week's installment: Deep thoughts cats have before they fall asleep.

cats discuss their recent meals via video call - thumbnail includes two images of cats talking about what they ate | had tuna Lucky had dry food
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Artist Imagines Scenarios With And Without A Dog

Pets. How different our lives are when we have a loving animal with us. You may not even realize it, but little things in your life are altered thanks to your adorable companion. One artist decided to explore what life would be like without a dog, and the exact same scenario with a dog. To take in the pup or say, "no, thank you," that is the question and will lead this character down two different timelines. The result? It's as clear as night and day.

The talented artist behind these powerful illustrations is Ademar Vieira. Ademar Vieira is a journalist, screenwriter, and illustrator. He works in an animation studio in Brazil and since 2018, he produces comic books in partnership with other illustrators and alone. In 2020, his comic strips, which talk about social, environmental, and personal issues, went viral in Latin America and other parts of the world.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and these illustrations convey those thousand words. 

Follow Ademar Vieira on Instagram for more incredible and thought-provoking art! 


artist images what life would be like with and without a dog - thumbnail of man getting offered puppy, one slide of him turns down the offer and the other accepts
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Deep Thoughts Cats Have Before They Fall Asleep (Comics)

Cats certainly sleep a lot. That's really no surprise to anyone. However, has anyone ever taken a moment to think about what our sleeping angels might be thinking of just before they drift to slumberland? Sure, it can be thoughts about how much love food, or if they're like us, how much they love sleeping (just before sleeping). Or perhaps they have deeper thoughts. Thoughts of taking over your household and/or infiltrating a secret organization to take over the world. 

You know, cat things. Or maybe, just maybe, those thoughts could just be of you. Their favorite person in the world... who also cleans their litter box regularly and feeds them multiple times a day. 

In collaboration with popular Israeli artist, Ilana Zeffren, we explore the deep and interesting thoughts we believe cats would have before falling into one of their daily 18 naps. 

And if you want more cat enjoyment, be sure to check out last week's installment: Various types of cat "sports."

What sort of thought would your cat have before falling asleep? Share with us in the comments below! 

thoughts cats have right before they fall asleep - thumbnail of sleepy cat "I'm so tired, I haven't slept for over an hour"
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