Artist uses cartoon characters to brighten up photos of Iraq

Greg Evans
Saturday 12 May 2018 07:30
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Picture:(Mokhallad Habib)

Let's be honest, the world can be a pretty depressing place, even at the best of times.

If only there was a way of bringing a bit of joy and colour into our lives when it feels like all is lost.

Allow us to introduce you to the heart-warming work of Iraqi artist Mokhallad Habib.

By using images from his home country, usually of war-torn regions or people in distressing situations, Mokhallad uses cartoon characters to brighten up scenarios and make even the worst moments a little bit happier.

Picture: Mokhallad Habib(Mokhallad Habib)

Picture: Mokhallad Habib(Mokhallad Habib)

Speaking to Indy100, Mokhallad, who also works as a pharmacist, explained the inspiration behind the project.

I always try to look at things in a positive way and to make people smile by mixing my art with reality.

Picture: Mokhallad Habib(Mokhallad Habib)

Picture: Mokhallad Habib(Mokhallad Habib)

I try to create beautiful cool things out of the sad views of my country and tell the message in a cool and funny way.

Picture: Mokhallad Habib(Mokhallad Habib)

Picture: Mokhallad Habib(Mokhallad Habib)

I try to find new unique ways of creating a new art to make what I do different and special.

Picture: Mokhallad Habib(Mokhallad Habib)

Picture: Mokhallad Habib(Mokhallad Habib)

I believe that artists should be talented as well as intelligent enough to create an art which makes him different.

Picture: Mokhallad Habib(Mokhallad Habib)

Picture: Mokhallad Habib(Mokhallad Habib)

If you would like to see more of Mokhallad's work, take a look at his Deviant Art page or follow him on Facebook.

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