Yuko Higuchi’s artwork combines so many of our favourite things, such as tentacles, cats and anthropomorphism, that looking at her drawings feels like we’ve fallen down a rabbit hole created just for us. We were delighted to learn that the adorable kitty featured in so many Yuko’s pieces is based on her own pet cat named Boris. He’s her primary source of inspiration.
These pieces are just a small sampling of Yuko Higuchi's surreal world. You can see lots more of her artwork on Facebook, via Twitter, or right here on Tumblr. She also recently published her very first illustrated book.
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A mosque sits partially submerged by floodwaters after heavy rain in Wazirabad, located in Gujranwala, on September 7, 2014.
Photo credit: Mani Rana/Reuters
Albino Florida soft shell turtle(Apalone ferox). Florida softshells are the largest North American softshells. The Florida softshell is likely to be found in large sinkhole ponds, large lakes, and large karst springs and their slow-flowing, vegetation-choked river channels.
Photo credit: Snakes at Sunset
The volcano Bardarbunga violently spewing lava and molton ash. Craters spit out lava as molten rock flows into a river in the stunning images taken over the Holuhraun lava fields in the Icelandic highlands. The country’s Met Office issued a ‘red alert’ at the end of August after the Bardarbunga volcano, which lies underneath the Vatnajökull glacier, experienced a ‘small’ eruption.
Photo credit: Orvar Atli Porgeirsson/Barcroft
“Old black-furred mammals sometimes exhibit a gradual silvering of their fur with advancing age. However, this panther’s silvering was so extensive that Richard O’Grady, a former director of Glasgow Zoo, was convinced that it was due to a genetic mutation, and he also noted that its gums were unusually pink. Moreover, although the panther was 10-11 years old when it arrived at Glasgow, Richard had first seen it some time earlier, when it was at Dublin, and it was no less silvered then, again ruling out an age-related explanation.Consequently, I would assume that the Glasgow Zoo ‘cobweb panther’ possessed not only the Agouti gene’s recessive non-agouti mutant allele (like normal black panthers), but also a mutant allele (of some other gene) for silvering. One writer has claimed that this cat was exhibiting piebaldism, but that is incorrect, because piebaldism typically features entire patches of white skin or fur (piebald horses are a well known example), not merely a sprinkling of white hairs in an otherwise dark pelage.”
This is another info graphic I did advocating for snakes. When spring comes around snakes start to come out of hibernation and sometimes will end up in people’s backyards. Snakes around this time are killed left and right, whether it is completely harmless or venomous. I want to urge people to learn about snakes and also to leave snakes alone!
Another thing Pringle loved to do when he was little was try and eat specks of light off things.
I am in love with this albino skunk. #taxidermy
me: *petting a cat* nice
cat: *bathes self where i touched it*
-whispers-one of the fries looks like a penis
i dont know what kind of dicks youve been looking at but its ok i am going to eat it anyway this isn’t a no homo thing. i havent eaten for four hours bc my mom promised food at 5PM and i am going to shove this phallic fry into my mouth. i am so hungry