Decades ago consumers saw the pet rock craze. Simple rocks were sold, and teens couldn’t get enough. This artist is taking the pet rock to a whole new level. Japanese artist Akie Nakata paints vivid details onto stones, pebbles, and rocks. These cute creations look just like tiny animals! Once you see her collection, you’ll be dying to get your hands on one yourself.
Akie sees the world in a unique way, and it is this perspective that has guided her art. “To me, completing a piece of work is not about how much detail I draw, but whether I feel the life in the stone,” she shares. Here are 25 photos of her amazing artwork.
Those eyes are magical.
This pug is perfect.
She is so talented.
An adorable little family.
Her fur is so intricate.
This lion doesn’t look so scary.
“Stones have their own intentions, and I consider my encounters with them as cues… to go ahead and paint what I see on them,” the artist shares.
These owls are too adorable.
This bird’s feathers are so realistic.
This little guy is so cute!
Akie is an incredible artist.
You can see the life in the animals she creates.
It is as if they are really looking at you.
Her attention to detail is quite impressive.
She can make a simple rock look like it is made of multiple textures,
And she has a natural gift for creating the illusion of depth.
Her creativity knows no bounds.
This one is ready to crawl right off the rock.
She has an endless list of animal to choose from.
And each of them will pull on your heart strings.
Her depictions are so lifelike.
Akie is definitely one talented artist. She has created just about every creature you could think of on a rock, and they are all so adorable. Which one is your favorite?