Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus immortalized in emoji art

Rapper and artist Yung Jake tells us why emoji symbols make the best medium for his portraits of celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and Jerry Seinfeld.

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Somehow it makes sense that mushroom emojis dominate this portrait of Miley Cyrus. Yung Jake

Have you ever used emoji symbols of hearts, smiley faces, stars and pizza slices when texting and tweeting? Now, thanks to a new painting tool, Emoji.ink, you can use common emojis to create a bigger piece of art. Just pick a symbol, click, and draw using this artistically addictive site by Vince McKelvie.

If you need extra inspiration, artist and rapper Yung Jake used Emoji.ink to make some rather impressive emoji portraits of everyone from singer Miley Cyrus and TV star Kim Kardashian to "Seinfeld" co-creators Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David.

The digital artist made these celebrity portraits out of emojis because "everyone likes emojis," Jake told Crave (via text, of course).

Kim Kardashian's long locks are actually musical notes! Yung Jake

Of all the portraits he's created using emojis of hearts, stars, pigs, eight balls, clouds, faces, fire, baseballs, footballs, rain, bees, chocolate, bears, diamonds, dice and a myriad of other symbols, one stands out as his favorite.

"The one of Young Thug speaks to me," Jake told Crave. "Also I like Young Thug." Check out more of Jake's emoji portraits on his Twitter.

We always suspected Jerry Seinfeld was made mostly of grapes and kittens. Yung Jake