Taking her love and appreciation for cats to the next level, artist Wakuneco creates 3D portraits of peoples’ cats that eerily look almost a bit too realistic…
All the portraits are hand-made with a technique called wool-felt needling. It involves pushing the felt into a cushion with pins before trimming it away with scissors to create the layers of fur. Wakuneco then uses different materials to create the eyes and whiskers.
The portraits take Wakuneco anywhere up to a month to create and so, naturally, the queue for orders is an extremely exclusive thing to be a part of. On top of that, as it stands, the portraits are only available in Wakuneco’s home country, Japan.
“This is Torabee, the cat I’m working on now. He didn’t like the camera so the owners couldn’t get good pictures of him, Torabee would get nervous and squint. So, to create this cat I am having to ask a lot of questions to the owners to get a realistic image of Torabee. The work is very difficult, but it is also very exciting!”
Are these portraits cute or creepy? Let us know what you think.
You can find more of Wakuneco’s work on her YouTube channel and social media below.
You can grab some of your own cat-themed goods from Ohh Deer now! Check them out below.
Cat Sticky Notes £2.95
This post it note is part of our Self Care Stationery range that the lovely Gemma Correll has designed. Our range also includes notepads, stickers and a few gorgeous notebooks! Grab yours now.
Cool Cat Cushion £29.95
This is without a doubt the coolest cushion we sell. It’s not quite a photo-realistic cat portrait, but it’s probably the next best thing.
Show your appreciation for the furry friends wherever you go! You can add this adorable little pondering cat pin to anything you want.