Shannon Lee depicts what 24 cartoon and photograph animals would look like as humans.

Anthropomorphization, also known as humanization, is the process of transforming animals or inanimate objects into people, whether visually or conceptually.something It’s we do unconsciously, such as when we pretend our dogs have human ideas or speak in human language, and it’s also something we do consciously, such as when people purposefully transform them into human form.Shannon Lee is an example of the latter. The young artist hits it right on the head while retaining the source’s particular traits in her own unique way. Take a look and make your decision.

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Shannon was generous enough to give us an exclusive interview about herself and her work, saying, “Obviously, I adore drawing, but I enjoy people even more.” I enjoy designing things for my own pleasure, but nothing makes me happier than hearing someone say that one of my drawings brought back memories, made them laugh, or made them feel something else.

Like my family, I have a limited circle of friends who are tremendously supportive. We spend a lot of time playing nerdy games like Dungeons & Dragons. Despite the fact that I spend the bulk of my time at my day job at the Tasmanian Department of Justice, I am excited to begin working as a full-time artist in 2022! It’s a risky move, but I’m supported by my wonderful girlfriend.

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“I think creating characters is my favourite thing to do. Imagine who you want a character to be and then translate it into forms, colours, and style choices, among other things; problem-solving so that another person gets a good sense of who that figure is. It’s tough to effectively use elements that people will recognise (such as symbols or shape language) without becoming stereotypical or uninspired. Of course, this does not imply that I am always correct. It’s all part of the enjoyment. “It seems like there’s always something fresh to learn.”

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