Yaoyao Ma Van As is an accomplished art director, illustrator, and animator who worked on numerous high profile projects including animated sitcom Rick and Morty. A few years ago, she decided to return to drawing as a way to relax after a stressful day at work.
Yaoyao found inspiration in her dog Parker and decided to illustrate moments they share together, from walks through the forest to enjoying a great book, hoping to show the special bond between humans and dogs. This quickly turned into a real creative hobby for the LA-based artist, as her heartwarming illustration quickly became popular on social media among animal lovers.
“Parker is my son, and I love him so, so much” – she told My Modern Met in a recent interview. “I think anyone who loves their dog as much as I do, understands how strong the bond is. Parker and I are really on the same wavelength. He likes to jump on me when I’m happy and consoles me when I’m upset. He really is my emotional support.”
Check out some of Yaoyao’s adorable drawings below.