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Adorably Funny “Before and After” Illustrations That Are Oddly Relatable

Cute Cartoon Drawings by Nacho Diaz Arjona

Have you ever asked for a trim at the salon but left with a buzz cut? Or know all too well what it’s like to face the day without your morning coffee? Barcelona-based cartoon artist Nacho Diaz Arjona (aka Naolito) cleverly illustrates these relatable scenarios in a series of before and after illustrations. The artist’s cute cartoon drawings personify food, nature, and other ordinary objects and inject some humor into those awkward daily moments.

Rendered digitally with a drawing tablet and Photoshop, Naolito first sketches out countless ideas. He then looks back at them after a few weeks and if he still finds them funny, he refines them into finished illustrations. Naolito explains, “I enjoy looking for similarities between people and objects, animals, and food. I think it's a really interesting way to represent ideas.” By using everyday objects, Naolito is able to exaggerate each relatable emotional shift. For example, “before college” is illustrated as a jovial, bright-eyed Game Boy, while “after college” is depicted as a weary, debt-totaling calculator.

If you love these adorable illustrations, you can buy them as prints, t-shirts, and other merchandise on Naolito’s website.

Cartoon artist Nacho Diaz Arjona (aka Naolito) illustrates hilariously relatable scenarios in a series of before and after illustrations.

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The artist’s cute cartoon drawings personify food, nature, and other ordinary objects and inject some humor into those awkward daily moments.

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Nacho Diaz Arjona.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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