Artist Paints Tiny Rocks And It’s Hard To Believe That They Aren’t Really Animals

There are often crazes that seem to become a fad very quickly and then fade out just as quickly as they showed up on the scene. If you have been around for a few decades, perhaps you remember the pet rock. They would sell rocks, just ordinary rocks, and people would keep them as a ‘pet’. It may sound simplistic but it took off and it seemed as if teenagers just couldn’t get enough of this absurd trend.

Today, we couldn’t imagine anybody buying a pet rock. That is, of course, unless this Japanese artist got a hold of it first. Akie Nakata paints pebbles, stones, and rocks in such a way that you’re not going to believe how it looks. A normal stone is suddenly turned into a cute little creature that looks just like a tiny animal. When you see the collection and the images below, you will definitely want one for yourself.

Akie, like many artists, looks at the world in a very unique way and she has a perspective that most people don’t share. She said: “To me, completing a piece of work is not about how much detail I draw, but whether I feel the life in the stone.” Here are 25 examples of her amazing artwork.

Look at those eyes


The perfect pug

What a unique talent!

So sweet

A little dog!

The whole family

Good boy

Check out his fur

I’m not afraid of this lion

“Stones have their own intentions, and I consider my encounters with them as cues… to go ahead and paint what I see on them,” the artist shares.

These owls are a hoot

The bird looks so real

Too cute for words

What an incredible artist

You can see life in all of her creations

It’s like they are looking at you!

She pays a lot of attention to detail

Amazing how she can make a simple rock look so unique

She puts depth in everything she does.

She is a truly creative artist.

It looks like this one is ready to crawl away!

She has an endless supply of subjects.

Each of them will touch your heart.

They are so lifelike!

Akie has created many creatures out of a rock and they are so adorable, you might forget that they aren’t real.

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