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You'll love these adorable illustrated pet dinosaurs

Thanks to various 3D movies (opens in new tab), we're used to seeing dinosaurs as ravenous beasts, ready to devour the nearest human in sight. But Russian illustrator Varya Kolesnikova (opens in new tab) has no interest in ravenous raptors or terrifying T-Rex, instead, her latest, charming children's book illustrations depicts them as adorable, and slightly mischevious, pets.

This new set of artwork is for Rebus, a new children's detective story featuring two common Moscow boys and plenty of dinosaurs. But Kolesnikova's talents extend further than just prehistoric creature, as her impressive portfolio (opens in new tab) shows, with the illustrator creating beautiful artwork of other animals and humans for various project.

Kolesnikova's dinstinctive style and fanciful, child-like creations are truly inspiring. Creating beautiful worlds through pictures, you'll find yourself immersed in her artwork for hours.

Have you seen any inspirational illustrations recently? Let us know in the comments.

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Kerrie Hughes
Kerrie Hughes

Kerrie Hughes is Editor at Creative Bloq (currently on maternity leave). One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications. Kerrie's work for Creative Bloq involves managing the team and the site's content, developing and maintaining commercial partnerships, and finding innovative ways to bring Creative Bloq's audience the content they're looking for.