Artist Reverses the Roles of Humans and Animals Through These Mind-sobering Illustrations

Animals are a part of our life, they make our life better, uplift our moods, protect us, company us, and give us the love we need. Seeing them in their own habitat it’s so fulfilling. Not because it’s always a pretty sight, but there is more to it if you stop and think a little bit about their life in a more psychological way. They fight for survival, protection, territory, partners, food and so much more, it just makes you feel how sometimes humans are not any different.

As much as we like to preserve that, we oftentimes end up disturbing that sublime peace of theirs, and we never really know the damage we are doing unless we see it happening to ourselves. It is horrible that have normalized so much the fact that there are animals to be clinically tested on, experimented in all kind of bizarre way, and entertain us without even knowing the cost of it. To illustrate this very fact, artist Barbara Daniels did some illustrations that show animals and humans changing their roles in life to raise awareness over this matter.

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” The idea first came to me while I was eating chicken wings on holidays in Strasbourg, France in 2012. I made a quick sketch on a napkin, imagining what the situation might look like if the roles were reversed. The idea resonated with me from that moment on and changed my perception of the world around me. I shifted my focus completely to
the role reversal concept after moving to Berlin in 2013,” shared Barbara when reached out by Earthwonders.

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Her illustrations are quite disturbing, yet a sobering reflection of our society. It might be hard to imagine yourself in the place of an animal, but the artist brings some illustrations that visualize this at its best, and she gets a lot of reaction from people over her work.

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“The feedback I receive is overwhelmingly positive. Many people thank me for spreading awareness about animal welfare issues, and they often tell me that my art makes them see these issues from a new perspective.

But there are also negative reactions to my art. I receive a lot of criticism on social media, and some people have told me I have a sick mind. Many people wrongly assume that my art was created with a political agenda. This isn’t true. I actually ate meat for most of my life, but as a result of my research for this art series, I began to question my own lifestyle and became vegetarian,” shared the artist.

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Moreover, the artist shared what happens behind the scenes of these illustrations. “I usually spend about a week researching the situation I want to portray and sketching the important elements I want to show. When I’m finished with the planning, I mix different shades of grey by watering down India ink and use them to paint the background on watercolor paper. After the painting is done, I draw the linework on top with a pen. The whole process takes about a month for each piece. I love working with pen and ink, but it can be pretty unforgiving. Mistakes can’t be erased or covered up. 

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I’ve never had a problem coming up with ideas for my work. Once I came up with the concept, I began to see the world in a whole new light and started to find inspiration all around me in everyday life. I’ve always had a long list of ideas, and because each piece takes so long to create, I don’t get through it very quickly.”

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The artist’s goal of her art is not to preach about what’s right or wrong, but simply to hold a mirror up to humanity and imagine life from the perspective of the many species dominated by the human race.

Scroll down below to see this collection of illustrations that shows a dark side of humans that’s often unnoticed.

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15 Brilliant Hidden Facts in Pixar Movies That Have Been Spotted By Some Sharp-eyed People

When we think of our childhood, a big part of it was influenced by our love for cartoons. For instance, Pixar movies impress us even as adults. We all were waiting with impatience for Toy Story 4 to hit the theatres. Imagine all other adorable movies that remain a sweet part of our life. Ratatouille, Inside Out, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Coco, and so many other movies bring us back to the sweet moments of the past anytime we sit in front of the TV.

However, besides its movies, this animating studio is known for something else as well. This one interesting detail that we didn’t notice as kids. It’s the tiny details that are hidden in the story.

Some people with sharp eyes, have noticed these details and have shared them on the internet. From the paintings to the pizza toppings, there are quite some details that didn’t cross our eyes until now. Scroll down below to find out what they are. Also, make sure to share this fact with Pixar fans that you know.

1. Kid notices something that most of us wouldn’t have: UP(2009), Cars 2 (2011)


2. In Finding Nemo (2003), Gill is a moorish idol. This species is known to not handle captivity well, so him being the one who constantly comes up with escape plans makes sense.


3. In Toy Story 2 (1999) , the American flag is replaced by the globe in rest of the world.


4. “A113” is an animator’s inside joke: It refers to a classroom number at the California Institute of the Arts where many of the Pixar folks got their start. The number has worked its way into nearly every Pixar movie.

5.  Incredibles (2004) Elastagirl’s Original Suit Was Red And Mr. Incredible’s Suit Was Blue, Their First Child’s Name? Violet


6. When Mike marks an x on the calendar in red marker, it’s brighter and fresher than the rest of the marks, which have dried

7. The carpet at Sid’s house in toy story (1995) was intentionally made the same as the carpet at the overlook hotel in The Shining (1980), one of many references to the horror film throughout the Pixar series

8. In “Up” (2009) The Town Buildings Develop Over The Years


9. In Inside Out (2015), Riley’s Clothes Become More Muted As She Becomes More Depressed Throughout The Movie

10. In The Incredibles 2, The Painting In Helen’s Hotel Room Is An Illustration Of Her Seperation From The Family


11. In Inside Out, The Pizza Toppings Were Changed From Broccolis To Bell Peppers In Japan, Since Kids In Japan Don’t Like Bell Peppers. Pixar Localised The Joke


12. For Brave (2012), Pixar Developed Two New Software Programs Over Three Years To Allow Simulation Of Merida’s 1,500 Strands Of Hair Curls To Move Together With Her Movements


13. In Up (2009), Dug Is The Only Dog To Successfully Track Down The Tropical Bird Because He Is The Only Hunting Dog (Golden Retriever). All The Others Are Guard Dog Breeds


14. Whenever Characters Play Guitar In The Movie, Their Hands Form The Actual Chords Corresponding To The Music… Even Though It Would’ve Been Easy To Just Fake It

15. In The Pixar Logo After The Credits Of Wall-E, Wall-E Replaces Luxo Jr.’s Lightbulb With An Environmental Friendly Bulb After His “Round” Bulb Goes Out


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