Remember the simplest times when we used to binge watch cartoon network a school night? “I wish Spongebob was real! most of us would be screaming at the playground, all the while dreaming of visiting the cartoon character in his cute little pineapple house under the sea. -be motivated to discover works of art that reimagine Disney Princesses as modern women or even the hot dogs– all under the guise of nostalgia.
Well, fasten your seatbelts, fellow anime lovers, it’s time to kiss your nostalgic longings – as well as your peaceful sleep schedules – goodbye For never. Enter Michael Vasquez, a 3D artist obsessed with creating hyper-realistic versions of our favorite cartoon characters. The problem? The whole purpose of his art is to “disturb people”. Here are 18 of Vasquez’s most popular designs, guaranteed to have you patting the artist on the back and saying “mission accomplished.”
1. Sid the sloth from ‘Ice Age’
I bet you’ve only known the healthy but clumsy Sid, who waves his arms around and manages to ruin every mission. Ice Age the crew embarks. But have you ever wondered what the iconic sloth would look like as a real human being living among us? Hint: think of someone with loose skin, weirdly defined pectoral muscles, crusty eyes bulging out of their sockets, and a snotty nose dripping over a set of misaligned, moldy teeth. Vasquez smeared Sid. Period. But we are all here for that.
2. Spongebob from “SpongeBob SquarePants”
I’m pretty sure that’s not what our 7-year-olds had in mind when wishing a shooting star to meet SpongeBob in real life. Yet here we are before a disturbing 3D illustration of the popular sea sponge, which looks suspiciously like donald trump. Scratch that, maybe Howie Mendel to her cosplay days during her school years?
3. Scooby from ‘Scooby-Doo’
Okay, this might be Vasquez’s least cursed creation to date, and that’s saying something. Based on the character and protagonist of the animated television franchise under the same name, Scooby-Doo resembles the Scooby snack that Shaggy would often feed him. Besides its discreet resemblance to Steve Harvey, This is. “When you do the dishes and touch soggy food,” Vasquez continued in the caption of the 3D artwork. Same culture, here is your new”What is the dog doing.”
4. Bugs Bunny from “Looney Tunes”
Iconically chewing a carrot with gloved hands, looney tunes‘ Favorite Anthropomorphic Gray Hare Looks to Swallow psychedelic mushrooms for breakfast. Hey, what’s up, doc?
5. Mr. Krabs from ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’
“Ahoy SpongeBob! I’m suffering from nicotine withdrawal, gimme a pod me boi,” aptly summarizes this artwork by Mr. Krabs from Sponge Bob SquarePants. “It’s all about shock value,” Vasquez said in an interview with The I. “I worked a lot on the details. A character’s bloodshot eyes can make them even more frightening or menacing. Well, mission accomplished, Mr. Vasquez.
6. Charlie Brown and Snoopy from ‘Peanuts’
Sleep paralyzed demons, where are you? Based on famous long-running comic book characters, written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz—Charlie Brown and Snoopy look cooked in their hyper realistic version like Bugs Bunny. The best part? The more you look at Charlie, the more he looks like Michael Cera. Potential distribution if The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show ever did a live action of the iconic duo, I guess?
7. Patrick Star from ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’
Of course, Patrick is on the list. If you’re wondering what the pink starfish would look like as a Chuck E. Cheese employee, that’s it. With ice cream falling on his forehead (bonus points if you scroll to see it dripping in his mouth), one-toothed Patrick thinks mayonnaise is an instrument and you can’t, in fact, “stop ice cream.” ‘irresistible”.
8. Spongebob and Patrick Star
Brb, Google how to delete my childhood.
9. Dora from ‘Dora the Explorer’
Remember how we used to tirelessly shout “behind you, Dora!” each time the characters of Dora the Explorer did he ask us for directions or did he ask us to spot something on our TV screens? I don’t know about you guys but watching the anime series is giving me anxiety now. How many times do I have to repeat myself? Or even worse, in a time when we lower our masks to hear better, am I annoying the local supermarket clerk by asking where the tokens are – multiple times? Well, this time Dora isn’t having fun. And Swiper, you better stop swiping.
10. Squidward from ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’
In the interview with The i, Vasquez admitted that he was originally an art school student at Chaffey College but I was really frustrated with the program. “I felt like I could learn more at home, but I didn’t know what to do at first,” he said. “I guess you could say I gave up, but that’s not the right word. I wanted to leave to devote more time to my art and it felt like I was learning more at home.
After leaving college, he began spending time drawing the characters he had previously sketched absentmindedly. “I had started drawing these characters in school when I was bored because it seemed like no one had quite figured out the dimensions of what these drawings would look like in real life,” said the artist. “I wanted to show how strangely disproportionate and creepy they would look.” Well, all Squidward needs in this artwork are a shower cap and some bubbles.
11. Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith from “Rick and Morty”
who knew Michael J. Fox and Willem Dafoe could make such a good intergalactic duo? Armed with a bottle, portal, and laser guns, Vasquez captures Rick and Morty in their true elements in this article. Pperfectly disturbing, just like the animated sitcom in question.
12. Finn and Jake from “Adventure Time”
You will never stuff yourself adventure time again the same way. With missing teeth and a balaclava, this is what Finn the human would look like in his photo album. His deadly grip on Jake the Dog (with well-defined pecs, again) is worth noting here.
13. Plankton from ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’
This is what the plankton of Sponge Bob SquarePants would look like if he was one of the strange monsters Will Smith fights in men in black. Pecs? To verify. Bloodshot eyes? Nailed them. The Krabby Patties secret formula? I get it. At the end of the day, however, I would be absolutely terrified to encounter slightly torn plankton in the streets.
14. Squidward… but make it a GigaChad thirst trap
In one episode of Sponge Bob SquarePants, Squidward is rushed to the hospital when SpongeBob accidentally slams the door in his face. He undergoes surgery to repair his face, but things don’t go as planned. Instead of looking like himself again, the operation does – drum roll –incredibly Handsome! Enter ‘Handsome Squidward’, whose dazzling good looks have everyone in Bikini Bottom falling head over heels in love with the hunk. With five different versions of Handsome Squidward, Vasquez left everyone thirsty in the comments section. I never thought I’d say that in my life, but have you ever seen a sea cucumber packaging a sea cucumber before?
If you’re looking for a video of Handsome Squidward staring at you, Vasquez has you covered. PS: I can’t wait to see the anthropomorphic fanfiction of the character on Wattpad now.
15. Homer and Marge from “The Simpsons”
At the time Vasquez gave the interview for The i, he had yet to create any female characters. “I have a really great idea for Marge Simpson in the pipeline,” he told the outlet. Well who would have thought how The simpsons would the character become? Now the question is, when will Vasquez add Lisa and Bart to this disturbing family portrait? Plus, I can’t help but see Bruce Willis the more I watch Homer. What do you think?
16. Nintendo’s Kirby
For Vasquez, his inspiration for creating spooky characters was sparked after his illustration of Nintendo’s Luigi went viral on Instagram. “I realized these characters were getting a lot of attention,” he said. “I started focusing one week at a time on perfecting them. They look like something that lives and roams this world. I never thought Kirby could haunt my dreams with a unique nail bed for them. hands and legs.
17. Toad from ‘Super Mario’
Have you ever wondered what old video game characters would look like if they were recreated with realistic graphics? Let’s just agree that if we played Super Mario with this toad, our childhood memories would have been nightmarish rather than nostalgic. As for Vasquez, this is exactly what he is aiming for with his work. “I love seeing the reactions,” he shared. Certainly, even if you love or hate them, you will definitely share these images with a friend at the end of the day. “It just brings to life what the original creators gave the cartoon characters,” he added. I wonder what Princess Peach thinks of this toad…
18. Patrick Star…again
I’ll just leave it blurry picture here.