An Artist Reimagines Modern Celebrities By Transforming Them Into Cartoon Characters, and the Results Are Way Too Good
The cartoon effect on pictures is a creative act. Perhaps the conventional photos are getting annoying to the view, and people have decided to step things up. Hence, making these pictures into caricatures and cartoons is creativity at its peak. Although some artists are yet to try their hands on this kind of artfulness, it seems as though this artist from Austria, Xi Ding, has mastered the art.
Every cartoon work that Xi Ding has done displays a high level of creativity and his recent creation is no exception. The artist turned photos of famous people into cartoons combining portraits and caricature. Unlike other cartoon images, Xi Ding carves out these celebrities with such finesse and makes them look so real. It makes the admirer gaping for more.
20. Karl Lagerfeld
The never-aging late designer Karl Lagerfeld looked every bit of his pompous self in Xi Ding’s creation. He even managed to capture Karl’s thin lips perfectly.
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19. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Duet in ‘A Star is Born’
It was almost like watching a love story when one views the cartoon picture of this duo. The artist brought a spark of life to the original image.
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18. Marilyn Monroe
If you have not seen the real picture of this diva celebrity, you would believe the cartoon to be her real picture. Xi Ding was able to creatively combine the beauty, talent, and tragedy of Marilyn Monroe’s life in one photo.
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17. Tony Stark
Xi Ding’s cartoon photo of the ‘Iron Man’ star would give any real picture of Tony Stark a run for its money. He even made the suit fit better on Tony. Can you imagine?
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16. Vanessa Kirby
The cartoon picture of this star sure made us drool. You can't help but notice the details in all her facial features in the cartoon work. What an excellent interpretation of the “White Widow.”
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15. Stephen Hawkings
Hawking's legacy lives on, and so also would his cartoon work painted by Xi Ding. This photo is indeed a wonder to behold. Stephen would be so proud of this if he were looking at it from beyond.
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14. Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen is known for her smile and the hope she gives all. Xi Ding didn’t hesitate to show that part of her in his creation. Her cartoon picture speaks it all about her personality.
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13. Bruce Willis
Even Bruce would be thankful to his cartoon painter because he did a perfect job in showcasing his brutal facial disposition and countenance. He also made the forever bald Bruce feel like a young man again with an added tuft of hair.
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12. Macaulay Culkin
If you ever feel nostalgic about the ‘Home Alone’ sequel, then Xi Ding’s cartoon of the child star is exactly what you need. This picture says it all about his troublesome role in the comedy movie.
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It is all about subtle details with this photo of Ferrel in the 2003 Christmas comedy film ‘Elf.’ In the movie, Ferrel was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Xi Ding managed to add some more grinch to Ferrel’s photo. How awesome!
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10. Benedict Cumberbatch
To all the Marvel fans out there, we present to you the awesome Dr. Strange. This creation is nothing short of cartoon ingenuity at its finest. Kudos Xi Ding!
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9. Rebecca Ferguson
For lovers of the action sequel ‘Mission Impossible,’ Xi Ding did the impossible by making a flawless cartoon impression of Ilsa Faust which was played by iconic actress Rebecca Ferguson.
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8. Henry Cavill
While many might not be able to reconcile Superman when his flashy red cape isn’t on, Xi Ding made sure to portray his superpowers in a photo of Henry Cavill dressed in regular clothes. If that’s not awesome, then we don’t know what is.
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7. Jason Momoa
This is truly the definition of cool. Although Jason Momoa always makes us feel some type of way with his jaw-dropping gorgeous looks, his cartoon version even causes more damage. How could someone look so hot despite being a cartoon?
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6. Audrey Hepburn
Both in real life and photographs, Audrey Hepburn has proven to be a real beauty. Luckily, Xi Ding didn’t forget to depict her timeless beauty in her cartoon picture. Such a masterpiece!
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5. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman would always be a star that shines so brightly. And even a cartoon photo of her is not enough to dim that light.
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4. Scarlett Johansson
This cartoon picture stands out of the crowd. Xi Ding was able to flawlessly capture the intensity of “Black Widow,” a character played by the fierce Scarlett Johansson. Only a genius would be able to achieve that gaze perfectly.
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3. Alice Bénézech
The iconic actress played the role of the fierce French policewoman in the 2018 sequel of the action film ‘Mission Impossible.’ Her cartoon picture was able to sum up her personality perfectly.
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2. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The painting of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day was enchanting. Their smiles were perfectly detailed in the cartoon photo.
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1. Micheal B. Jordan
While many know Michael B. Jordan as the villain from the Marvel Cinematic Universe film ‘Black Panther,’ Xi Ding has shown to the world that even when Micheal is wreaking havoc, he is not evil to flash a seductive grin.
Cartoon photos are fast becoming a trend that is becoming accepted by the day. While some folks believe they are deceptive representations of people, others genuinely appreciate the creativity in this work of art. So, which are you? A fan of cartoons? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.