i’m not really a fan of pets smaller than cats, but this is too cute.
i want to hold it, cuddle it, squeeze it and keep it forever. photo taken by stuart price
everytime i see a new piece by aj fosik it makes me smile
fosik’s animal subjects and anthropomorphized beings are built using a complex process in which each form is carefully handcrafted by arranging hundreds of pieces of individually cut and varnished wood, which the artist paints in vibrant colors and patterns. sharp teeth, claws, and eyes emerge once the creatures are completed—either constructed as freestanding forms or wall-mounted pieces, referencing modern taxidermy practices.
entertaining illustrative work by inga birgisdóttir
if i posted pics of every single cute animal i see on the internet everyday this would basically be cute overload #2 – but i couldn’t resist this fantastic foxy. photo by cherl kim (highly recommended if you’re into cutie patooties)
polar bear by francois pompon at the musee d’orsay
polar bear by johann von schreber, 1773
i literally lose hours skimming the new york public library digital collection, this particular one is a book of animal illustrations from 1897