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Adorable Illustrations of Dogs Interact with Real-World Objects

Using things like balloons, lollipops, and eyeglasses, Valerie Susik brings charming dog illustrations to life. The Russian artist first renders realistic portraits of smiling canines in her wire-bound sketchbook with watercolor paint and colored pencils. Once that's complete, she poses different objects with the dogs and snaps a photo. The result is Interactive Illustrations, and they're a fantastic mix of well-crafted artwork and the real world.

Thanks to clever positioning, Susik is able to create a convincing illusion that these canines are doing things like grabbing a tennis ball, eating from chopsticks, and having their hair blowdried. They have expressive looks on their faces and heads angled so that it really seems like they're looking directly at the human (or object) in the photo.

If you enjoy Susik's work, be sure to check out Manik and Ratan's whimsical doodles. They also interact with real objects in an adorably fun way.

Valerie Susik Behance page
via [Lustik]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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