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Adorable Hamster Lives a Human-Like Existence in Charming Watercolor Paintings

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Sometimes, the best artistic muses come in small and cuddly packages. For artist GOTTE, an endearing hamster named Sukeroku is the star of their illustrations. Sukeroku may be little, but the adorable protagonist has gained a big following for his relatable tales.

GOTTE draws the plush hamster in a myriad of different activities. Many are otherwise ordinary and include him eating snacks, trying on clothes, and working out. Other illustrations are delightfully peculiar. In one image, Sukeroku walks beside leggy store mannequins. Another shows him losing control of a Segway vehicle. Occasionally, GOTTE draws the cute character in more playful scenes—such as posing beside a teddy bear or dressing in a British royal guard costume. But more often than not, the fuzzy hero can be seen sneaking a quick bite in one of his round cheeks.

Although hamsters in real life are already endearing to the eye, GOTTE accentuates Sukeroku's cuteness with a soft watercolor palette and delicate lines. The character's shining black eyes and content expression are immediately lovable, and you cannot help but cheer the hamster on as he tumbles through life's small trials and tribulations. Since GOTTE keeps the whimsical illustrations minimalistic with sparse or white backgrounds, the story of Sukeroku reads like a free-flowing picture book. No words are necessary to fall in love with the charming little character.

Scroll down to see more whimsical illustrations of Sukeroku by GOTTE, and follow the artist on Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with his latest creations.

Artist GOTTE features an adorable hamster protagonist in a series of relatable illustrations.

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

The adorable protagonist is called Sukeroku, and he is shown participating in different “human” adventures.

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Working out, munching on snacks, and trying on clothes are just a few of the activities Sukeroku enjoys.

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

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Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

Hamster Illustrations by GOTTE

Created by GOTTE

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by GOTTE.

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.

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