Bontenmaru, is a Shih Tzu dog, who currently lives in Tokyo, Japan with his owners. Surprisingly enough, the dog’s Instagram account became very successful recently. The 6-year old pet is considered sort of a model and digital influencer, with almost 24 thousand followers, and as of today, Bontenmaru’s pictures gain thousands of likes.
As much as it’s hard to believe, these incredibly detailed realistic pet portraits are not photographs but in fact hand-drawn pencil drawings. This art style is called hyperrealism and as you’ve probably seen it at first glance, it resembles a cute photograph of a pet but after you take a closer look and focus on details, you realize that it’s actually a very realistic drawing in black and white.
No one will ever feel your pain of being an older brother or sister unless they are one. And contrary to what they say, it’s not always that fun. The truth is, younger siblings are annoying little creatures who seem to get away with anything at all times, and older siblings, unfortunately, most of the time have to take responsibility for their younger siblings’ pranks.
Moscow-based photographer Anastasiya Dobrovolskaya is not your typical “pet photographer.” Her trademark photos look like something out of a fairytale, but everything is real—from beautiful and unique people to breathtaking landscapes, and a variety of animals you wouldn’t expect to pose alongside people.
There is a theory that dogs and their owners tend to start to look alike over time and pet photographer Gerrard Gethings has put this to the test by putting dogs and their owners side by side just to see that the resemblance is uncanny. If you look past dogs being just dogs, you will also notice that they might look like anything: famous characters, celebrities, other animals, and even everyday objects.
There is something quite unique about living with pets. Everyday is an adventure and a lesson in unconditional love. It can sometimes be hard to describe to non-pet owners the exact amount of joy that they bring to our lives, but there is one artist who is illustrating the adorable day-to-day moments of living with pets.