We know that getting your kid prepared for the back-to-school season can be nerve-wracking. We’ve got your back covered, and to help you save your precious time and nerves, we’ve pre-selected some really nice school supplies that are Amazon hits. From insulated bottles and jars with cartoon characters to pens, pencils, and erasers, our today’s list includes the most popular items that busy parents are buying in bulk to always have them around.
Playing cartoon characters must be a tough job, especially when it comes to characters that millions of people fell in love with when they were little kids. Luckily, there are talented actors and actresses who were born to bring fairytales to life. Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Helena Bonham Carter as Fairy Godmother, Emma Watson as Belle, and other celebs in this article helped us live through our favorite stories once again, and we can’t thank them enough.
It seems that we have watched Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Shrek a thousand times and know them by heart. We use quotes from them and remember all the iconic moments, but we still don’t know a lot of interesting stories behind the characters of these cartoons. For example, Lady and the Tramp almost didn’t have the spaghetti noodle kiss in that famous dinner scene.
Most of us never thought about cartoon characters like Pinocchio and The Little Mermaid as fashion icons, but thanks to their keen sense of fashion, Danielle and Nicole are able to capture the spirit of these characters while keeping the outfits realistic. This duo admits that they ’’never stopped playing dress-up’’ and they naturally followed their passion and turned it into a career. They own a vintage clothing store called Betty Berry and they only use secondhand clothing to bring fictional characters to life.
Helen Morgun is a talented artist who creates vibrant illustrations of celebrities as cartoon characters from popular animated movies. The famous people she has transformed include Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, and Ian Somerhalder. She also has a Youtube channel where she shows fans the sped-up creation process of many of her pieces.
Since 2008, Turkish character artist Hossein Diba has been dabbling with 3-D models to give some of the most popular fictional personas stunningly realistic facial features. And his amazing work didn’t go unnoticed, not from us and definitely not from his 200,000 followers on Instagram.
Cartoon ladies having an anatomically impossible waist to hip ratio is the standard at this point. Snow White is the most proportionally correct Disney princess since animators drew her from a real-life model and were tasked by the big man Walt himself to make her look more realistic and less cartoony. But it would be nice to imagine other characters in this fashion too.
Cartoon characters look even more captivating as soon as Darky Artist adds the finishing touches. This aspiring illustrator turns famous cartoon characters into real people. The illustrations are done so skillfully that it’s hard to tell whether it’s a photo or a drawing. Darky Artist has garnered over 20,000 followers, and their page keeps growing day after day.
Think about your associations with yellow. Maybe you instantly thought about the sun, bright fall leaves, or something more abstract, like the feeling of joy or optimism. Well, if you keep thinking about it, some cartoon characters are bound to come to mind, simply because there are so many of them, like Pikachu, SpongeBob SquarePants, the Simpsons, and so many more.
Artificial intelligence has already assumed a strong position in our lives. It’s there not only in technology but in the creative sphere as well. For example, recently Art. Lebedev Studio shared that they were passing off AI as a real remote employee who ended up doing over 20 projects. This is not the only example of the successful work of neural networks. An artist from San Francisco, Nathan Shipley, uses neural networks for restoring the faces of famous people. For example, he has already restored the faces of Mona Lisa, Frida Kahlo, and Rembrandt. He also fantasized about what popular cartoon characters and even people from the US dollar bills would look like.
We’re used to seeing tiny or round noses, and petite and thin bodies. We don’t bat an eye if a Disney character has a huge head or enormous eyes. And although these exaggerated features are far from resembling real people, they’re part of what makes these cartoon characters so charming. But... what if they were modified to have more human bodies? What would these characters look like?
We’re so used to seeing cartoon characters in certain clothes that we barely ever think about what they would look like in other types of outfits. The artist with the nickname, Felice Xu, likes to dress Disney characters in casual styles and the results of her work impress, to say the least. She takes into account every small detail to make Disney characters’ new looks sparkle with modernity and at the same time, she manages to portray their true personalities. The artist has an Instagram page where she has almost 45,000 followers, all waiting on the edge of their seats for her latest masterpieces.
Adults sometimes need a fairytale even more than children. And this is exactly what tattoos can help with. Exotic animals, unusual people, cartoon characters — their designers should really know how to impress their clients.
We are so used to seeing popular cartoon characters in certain outfits, that the idea of having them in other clothes simply has never come to our mind. But Colombian illustrator, Dave Salamanca, decided to check and see how our favorite Disney characters would look if they decided to follow modern street-fashion trends. Almost 100,000 of Dave’s followers on Instagram have already found this idea interesting — from Ursula to Tinkerbell, the new looks on these Disney personas will make you wanna rush out and get the same outfit too.
Even in real life, when a man shaves off a beard or mustache he has been wearing for many years, we find it hard to believe that we’re talking to the same person. Not to mention cartoon characters, who remain fixed in our memory with the same clothes, the same voice, the same gestures and, of course, the same facial hair. But how would these same characters look like if they shaved?
Spending time in the hospital can be a really unpleasant experience, especially for kids. That is why Dr. Robert Parry from Akron Children’s Hospital, in Ohio, always makes sure that a scar isn’t the only lasting memory that a child takes away after their surgery. Trying to distract their attention during recovery, he uses his pens and pencils to draw unique cartoon characters on their bandages.
In the world of Disney, everything goes the usual way — a beautiful princess can’t wait to meet her prince on a white horse, and the prince himself is ready to do anything to finally get to the love of his life. But artist TT Bret decided to challenge this order of things and make some cartoon characters switch their genders. She shared the results on her page “Let There Be Doodles,” and we can’t wait to show them to you.
With each passing year, Disney Studio revives its classic cartoon characters to give them a touch of modern flare. Artists Jirka Väätäinen from Finland and Fernanda Suarez from Chile also decided to re-imagine famous animated characters as real life humans and created a series of realistic portraits of Disney heroes and villains. We have to admit that our favorite childhood characters haven’t lost their charisma or their personality traits in the works by these artists.
We’ve all dreamed, at some point in our lives, of meeting a Prince Charming, or shaking hands with a Disney princess. While that might be impossible, we can still dream by admiring these real life people who come strikingly close to fantasy.
While some cartoon characters grow up, start a family, and have kids, others stay small children forever. A number of artists think this isn’t fair and use their talents to change the situation. They design adult versions of well-known cartoon heroes. And some of them seem to have changed quite a bit during their life!
Ed Harrington’s career track looked like the makings of a great football player. But life took him elsewhere, for good. After achieving great milestones in his football career, Ed started creating illustrations which became instant hits. He preferred drawing at night time and some of his best illustrations depicted cartoon characters’ daily lives.
Laura Jenkinson is a London-based makeup artist, whose Instagram page has over 320k followers. She found a very creative way to present her outstanding artistic skills to the world. Laura applies colorful cosmetics on her chin and lips to create a cute tribute to all sorts of cartoon characters. From Disney to South Park, Jenkinson probably would never suffer a shortage of ideas for what to draw next.
Illustrator Andrew Tarusov draws famous cartoon characters in a pin-up style. In his works, the artist keeps the original images of the characters while turning them into hot beauties that seem to have walked straight out of a fashion magazine.
At least once in our lives, we have all wanted to take a funny picture for our identity documents. Unfortunately, this is usually considered inappropriate, and we have to look at the very similar and very boring pictures on our photo IDs. North Farmington High School in Michigan decided to start a new trend and allowed its students to wear costumes of famous politicians, film and cartoon characters, and celebrities for their identity cards. We at Bright Side gathered the most amazing photos taken of the high school seniors for their IDs.