Once you take a look at these pictures of animals painted on stones, you’ll have a hard time believing they’re not real! Japanese artist Akie Nakata makes these incredible works of art with such a skill that every one of her little stone animals looks real.
Ever since she was a young girl, Nakata loved searching for pretty stones on river banks. In 2011 however, she found a stone that reminded her of a rabbit and that’s when she started painting animals on stones.
“To me, stones are not simple materials or canvases for painting pictures on. Among all those numerous stones on a river bank, one stone, looking like an animal, catches my eye. When I find a stone, I feel that stone has found me too.”
“Stones have their own intentions, and I consider my encounters with them as cues they give me it’s OK to go ahead and paint what I see on them.”
Once she finds a perfect stone, the artist uses acrylic paint to create her lifelike models of animals.
Check out her work, you be amazed!