back to top

This Artist Paints Celebrities As Lil' Baby Chickens

Because why not?

Posted on

Meet the Artistic Chicks.

Paul Broughall

They're a group of creative little chickens who reimagine celebs, movie characters, and the subjects of famous works of art in their likeness.

(They're also the brainchild of Ireland-based children's storyteller and illustrator Paul Broughall.)
Paul Broughall

(They're also the brainchild of Ireland-based children's storyteller and illustrator Paul Broughall.)

The chicks were born (hatched, if you will) out of Broughall's previous project called "Chick Adventures."

instagram.com

"I used to place the chicks in certain poses and take pictures of them having adventures like fishing and parachuting, and one of those adventures was an art class," Broughall told BuzzFeed in an email. "After I stopped Chick Adventures, I found the easel and paints one day and the idea just evolved from there."

The result is a lot of familiar (albeit bright yellow) faces, with no noses, and with little beaks for mouths.

instagram.com

The chicks are very on top of current events.

instagram.com

And they've got their little wings on the pulse of celeb culture.

instagram.com

Sometimes the chicks make already existing facets of pop culture even BETTER.

instagram.com

They're also big Kimye fans!

instagram.com

And some of their subjects are fans of theirs as well.

Paul Broughall
Paul Broughall / Twitter: @stephenfry

Broughall's favorite portraits are "without a doubt, the priceless painting replicas as chicks."

instagram.com

"They just really pop, and I love how tiny they are."

(They are indeed very tiny.)

Paul Broughall

And though Broughall hasn't sold any pieces yet, he's "not opposed to it."

instagram.com

"I just haven't been approached by anyone," he says. "It would be amazing."

He's even open to folks commissioning custom portraits, like THIS VERY ONE:

BuzzFeed
Paul Broughall

(That's me.)

You can follow the Artistic Chicks (and get in touch with Paul) on Instagram and Twitter.

instagram.com

Just delightful.

Top trending videos

Watch more BuzzFeed Video Caret right

Top trending videos

Watch more BuzzFeed Video Caret right
The best things at three price points