Many of us have tried looking for shapes in the clouds, but what about entire landscapes? Kuala Lumpur-based artist Lim Heng Swee (aka ilovedoodle) creates graphic illustrations depicting cats that seamlessly blend into mountains, waves, and skylines.
Swee’s playful Cat Landscape series of minimalist illustrations look like depictions of an otherworldly cat planet. He playfully takes inspiration from Japanese painters like the great Hokusai. In one image, a group of white cats appear to roll with the movement of frothy waves (á la The Great Wave), and in another, a feline plays with the sun as if it’s a ball of string. The artist says, “Recently, I started to explore minimal landscape art and found that the curves and shapes of the land have a lot of similarities with the curve and shape of the cat.”
From snow-capped meowtains to cat-shaped clouds, Swee’s pawsome work is sure to put a smile on your face. In fact, that’s exactly his mission—his mantra is “Doodling A Smile.”
Take a look at Swee’s Cat Landscape illustrations below. If you like his work, you can buy your favorites from his collection on Etsy.