Barking Obito by Cecillia Hidayat

Cecillia Hidayat’s project “Barking Obito” is a company specializing in delicious, natural and healthy dog treats. They have an instagram account to share the daily life with dogs that every dog parents can relate, in a fun way.

So, based on quotes found on the internet, I was asked to visualize them into fun illustrations. You can check them here to get a full picture of what they do : Barking Obito.

– Cecillia Hidayat


I was already given some quotes to start with, so all I have to do is visualizing them. I made the illustration digitally, with crayon-y like brushes using Photoshop, to achieve the fun but organic look in the illustrations. Dogs are naive creatures, so by using the brushes I hope to portray that on my illustrations.

– Cecillia Hidayat


Adobe Photoshop and Wacom Bamboo. First I made sketches of what I had in mind after reading the quotes. Sometimes it’s hand-drawn with pencils, sometimes I sketched them directly using my Wacom. After the client approves, I finalize those sketches in Photoshop. The results are the final illustrations.

– Cecillia Hidayat


People can relate to them because the quotes relate to them as dog-persons. I sure do hope the illustrations helped them to see the idea in a fun way. Oh yes. I tried to make the dog illustration as fun and simple as possible, but then I have to learn about the real dog proportions to achieve the natural feeling although all the dogs I drew were deformed realistic figures. I also learn how to fit a story in just one illustration, that people can still get the idea and relate to.

– Cecillia Hidayat

About Cecillia Hidayat

Cecillia Hidayat is a freelance illustrator based in Ubud, Bali. A quiet INFJ who is better at expressing her thoughts through her drawings than talking. She loves strolling in the Balinese rice fields with her dog, while saying hi to the stray dogs she meet on the way.