Dutch illustrator Isa Bredt transforms your pets into Disney characters and we are loving it.
Cover Image Credits: Instagram/ Pet Disneyfication
Having pets is the best feeling in the world. They are our constant companion, never leave our side no matter how hard things get, and most importantly, they give us unconditional love. Throughout the course of history, many artists have found inspiration in animals and have used them in their art in various ways. Disney is one such company that has found major inspiration from animals and wildlife. Whenever we watch Disney movies, we often wonder how adorable these animals are and wish we could have them stay with us.
While researching about how Disney makes their animals look in a certain way, I stumbled upon a term called 'disneyfication' which has been used by sociologists as early as 1959. The term, according to Bored Panda is used 'to describe the commercial transformation of a society to resemble the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, based on rapid Western-style globalization and consumerist lifestyles.'
Dutch illustrator Isa Bredt decided to use her artistic skills and give the term a completely different meaning. The 22-year-old artist started her project named Pet Disneyfication where she transforms people's pet pictures into Disney-styled illustrations. Needless to say, the illustrations are beautiful and absolutely spot-on. From facial features to expressions, all the pets in Bredt's illustrations look like they are straight out of a Disney movie.
Bredt revealed that since she was a child she loved drawing but only started considering it as her profession during her final year in school. She started studying a course on illustration and animation but quit during the third year. She said, "Pet disneyfications is something I did very sporadically in my free time for about 5 years. I started because I was and still am a big fan of both drawing animals and the old Disney style."
Talking about her love for Disney, the artist said, "I am just a very big fan. The Lion King is my all-time favorite movie, I used to watch it daily as a child. I adore the old animal movies; Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians, the Aristocats. There was a subreddit where you could offer free art to people. I wanted to practice the Disney style, so I offered free drawings for people who would send me pictures of their pets."
She started the subreddit back in 2014 and people really appreciated her work. The Tilburg-based artist said, "I did this a few times and people really enjoyed it, though I wasn't very good yet. Then, last summer, I decided to take on commissions as a summer job because I didn't want to work in the foodservice industry again, and it went well enough that I decided to create an Instagram and do the commissions as a side job."
Slowly, Bredt started becoming successful and the project also started growing pretty quickly. Eventually, she started drawing for pet shelters and hopes that her artwork will help these cuties find their forever home. Her work is also popular on Facebook as well. After seeing her illustrations, one person wrote, "They are all so beautiful, the artist has amazing talent. I wish I could get one done of my beloved pets that passed away 💔 Best wishes to the artists, may you be blessed with countless opportunities to show the world your wonderful art. xoxoxo."
A second one added, "Makes my heart smile. So precious. Thank you to this artist for these lovely renderings of these adorable fur babies." A third one quipped, "Disney/Pixar should do a movie based on real-life shelter animals like these ones; then donate all the money. This artist is great!" Meanwhile, check out some of her work below.