This Japanese artist imagines humans living in a world full of massive animals
While we know that the megafauna of history featured a whole s**t-tonne of f**ken huge animals, we can probably count ourselves pretty lucky that we don’t actually have to deal with that in the modern world. Strewth, it’s probably not even a stretch to say that we might not have been able to conquer just about every nook and cranny of the earth if we had to deal with giant bloody animals and the mountains of giant animal-turds, they’d leave behind. Still, some people like to romanticise the notion and see a world like that as one of innocence…
Yeah, nah, we’re not all naysaying visionaries of doom and gloom. Some really see the potential of giant animals as one that just means big cuddles from big furry critters. Anyone who’s seen their beloved pet cat munching on the skull and brains of a dismembered rodent may see things differently, but Japanese artist Ariduka55 likes to dream.
A diet of Studio Ghibli movies inspired this sheila to paint some pretty bloody awesome pictures of humans sharing their lives with giant furballs. And, in fairness, to Ariduka55, not every one of these pictures is about cutesy love. Some of these even recognise rule number one of life: cats are unpredictable c**ts.
“It came from “Princess Mononoke” and “Totoro”. I liked drawing pictures in such style since a young age,” she told Bored Panda. That influence shines through. It’s pretty much impossible not to make a few connections to those films when you look at these.
Of course, as mentioned above, while tonnes of these images feature a domesticated lifestyle, there’s also some great stuff that shows the more adventurous side of life. Take that big bloody butterfly, for example. If you’ve read China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station, you probably recognise that thing as a f**ken nightmare creature!
Final thought: Once again, the internet has shown us how bloody talented humans are. We talk heaps about animals on this site, but humans are the real stars of the earth, and art like this is a shining example of humanity’s creative spirit. F**ken good shit, Aruduka55. You rule.
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