The creator of the Instagram feed Koty Vezde (Cats Are Everywhere) sees cats, well, everywhere. Galina Bugaevskaya, 29, from Moscow, uses photoshop to create cat faces on numerous animals and objects. It’s adorable. It’s strange. It’s absolutely amusing.
Galina informed us that the concept for combining cats and everything else in digital art came to her about a year and a half ago. Since our previous story in October, Koty Vezde has risen by leaps and bounds, now boasting over 50.4k followers.
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“After that initial story, practically the entire globe knew about me, and a slew of other publications in a variety of languages followed. I enjoyed reading them, as well as the comments on them—there were so many wonderful words!” Galina revealed this to us.
She expressed surprise at how rapidly the number of people who followed her amusing Instagram photos climbed. “I've had 600 subscribers on my page for a year, but there was such a buzz! After reading all of these articles, I couldn't believe this was really happening to me. I couldn't sit still and kept checking the page—was this really going on? Already have 4k, then 8k, then 10k! There are currently more than 50k.”
Galina is overjoyed to get positive and heartfelt remarks about her picture editing, thanking her for making people smile and brightening their day with these strange animals. Such remarks, she says, impact her deeply. “I've always enjoyed making people laugh and eliciting positive emotions in them, but I'm a really shy person in real life. As a result, I am overjoyed that people enjoy my lovely animals and that it lifts their spirits.”
The artist is now devoting more time to her pastime, creating fresh amusing kitty Photoshop changes on a daily basis.
Galina wanted to share some of her Photoshop knowledge with others, especially those who are just getting started. “You don't need to be an expert in Photoshop to be creative. In truth, you mostly employ a few instruments (each with its unique set of procedures) for creativity. Yes, as you work with the application more, you will progressively uncover more tools and methods. However, many people are hesitant to begin learning Photoshop because they believe it is really difficult.”
“As for me, I frequently employ tools like 'finger' and'stamp.' “Knowing color grading is also very useful,” she added. “The simplest approach to get started is to do something you enjoy. Comics? Coloring? Do you want to draw dragons or fascinating animals? Do you like to make memes? Nothing will work if you push yourself to do something you don't want to do. It's crucial to do what makes you happy.”
She added: “To find people who like your job is very motivating. It can be friends, some group on a social network, subscribers. Social approval inspires people to do more and try better. Yes, maybe not everyone will like your work. At first, it is very difficult to find your audience. But, hey! There are more than 7 billion of us! There's definitely someone on Earth who will look at your work and say, 'Yes, this dude is cool!'"
Galina told us about her plans in the near future. She plans to do some shops with famous Instagram cats. “People really like to see familiar faces with an unusual treatment. In addition, I'm considering holding a contest with awards consisting of my'mixes' with the winners' cats.”
“I am quite thrilled that so many people enjoyed my work,” Galina said. People provide a lot of positive feedback under my works, which is fantastic! I'm overjoyed!”
She admitted that she adores cats and that they have always been a part of her household. She considers furious and obese cats to be "divine" beings. Filya, Puchok, and Umka, a white Persian named after a bear cub from a Soviet cartoon, are her three cats at the time.
“I am just a regular Russian girl,” she explained. “I have a strong interest in imagination, which is reflected in my work to some extent. I'm a content manager at the moment. This is my interest, and I self-taught myself Photoshop.”
“I'm aware of how many people feel about Russia. That there are folks who are gloomy and stern who never smile. You now know that Russians adore cats as well! Thank you to everyone that keeps up with my work! It's incredibly motivating. "I adore you!" Cats Are Everywhere's founder sent out a heartfelt "thank you" to all of her admirers and followers.