An artist creates real-life version of Hey Arnold characters
‘Thanks for ruining my childhood!’ Hey Arnold fans are left HORRIFIED by artist’s creepy 3D portraits revealing what the show’s most-loved cartoon characters would look like as humans
- Miguel Vasquez is a 3D artist who often recreates cartoon characters
- One of his most recent pieces of art is Arnold and Gerald from Hey Arnold
- People joked their childhoods were ruined after viewing the creepy 3D pieces
- The artist first went viral in 2017 because of his recreation of Spongebob and Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants in 3D
- He now has more than 160,000 followers on Instagram who are fans of the art
An artist has created the real-life version of Hey Arnold characters — and it is creepier than the cartoon version.
Miguel Vasquez is a 3D artist who often shares his recreations of cartoon characters into real figures on his Instagram page and other social platforms.
Last week, Miguel shared one his most recent 3D creations from cartoon characters in the form of Gerald and Arnold from Hey Arnold on his Instagram.
Insane: Miguel Vasquez is a 3D artist who often recreates cartoon characters, such as his recreation of Arnold from Hey Arnold
Incredible: One of his most recent pieces of art is Arnold and Gerald from Hey Arnold
Detailed: The 3D models include clothing that matches the Gerald and Arnold characters as well as hair created for each of their heads
The beginning: Miguel first attracted attention for his 3D models in 2017 after his recreation of Spongebob and Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants
Intricate: The artist now has more than 160,000 followers on Instagram who are fans of the art. Pictured is his recreation of Phineas and Ferb
More than 30,000 people liked the post of Gerald and Arnold from Hey Arnold as the 3D creations depicted what the characters would look like off the screen.
But some people couldn’t help but express their shock at how the creations turned out.
‘Thanks for ruining my childhood,’ one commenter wrote after viewing the 3D creations.
Another person wrote: ‘Oh my gosh! This makes me slightly uncomfortable…..but I love it.’
Both Arnold and Gerald are created from what looks to be a clay-like material to form their face and facial features. The ‘skin’ was then painted to show more detail — such as the blush on Arnold’s cheeks and the color of each characters’ eyeballs.
Miguel then created hair for both of the characters that matched their cartoon lookalikes and fitted on the heads.
As a final touch, each character was placed in outfits to match the cartoons. Arnold had on a teal sweater with a red button-up underneath while Gerald was wearing his signature red sweater with the number ’33’ across the chest.
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Hilarious: ‘Thanks for ruining my childhood,’ one commenter wrote after viewing one of Miguel’s 3D creations. Pictured is the artist’s Homer Simpson
Terrifying: Making people uncomfortable with his creations appears to be a theme for Miguel, like his depiction of Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc., and he uses a similar style for all of his 3D pieces of art
Intricate: Lots of detail goes into each 3D model as the skin is painted to match the character as well as clothing designed to fit the figures – such as his Ed, Edd n Eddy
Hart at work: Miguel’s pictures of his artwork often get thousands of likes as he has grown his fan base on Instagram. Pictured is his creation of Majin Buu from Dragon Ball Z
Amazing: The artist said he is not bothered by people who are disturbed or traumatized by his artwork. In fact, Miguel admitted that was basically his intention for each piece. Pictured is Bubble Bass from Spongebob Squarepants
Intentions: ‘I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…that was the plan all along,’ he said. One of his creations is ‘Hot Squidward’ from Spongebob Squarepants
Recreated: Although some fans admitted Miguel’s artwork gave them ‘nightmares’, most people said the models were incredible with the amount of detail that went into each one. Pictured is Billy from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Making people uncomfortable with his creations appears to be a theme for Miguel who uses a similar style for all of his 3D pieces of art.
He has previously recreated Spongebob and Patrick in full form as well as Phineas and Ferb, the Mario Brothers, and Homer Simpson.
Miguel’s creation of Spongebob and Patrick was actually what garnered the artist viral fame, according the Buzzfeed. Now the artist has created a following of 160,000 fans on Instagram who look forward to his incredible, and slightly creepy, creations.
Speaking to Buzzfeed, Miguel explained why he chose Arnold from Hey Arnold as a character to create.
‘I figured that Arnold’s football shaped head would transition well from 2D to 3D,’ Miguel told the publication. ‘And provide a great laugh or shriek to those who loved the show back in the day!’
He is not bothered by people who are disturbed or traumatized by his artwork. In fact, Miguel admitted that was basically his intention for each piece.
‘I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…that was the plan all along,’ he said.
Although some fans admitted Miguel’s artwork gave them ‘nightmares’, most people said the models were incredible with the amount of detail that went into each one.
Horrifying: Commenters joke that some of the 3D models, such as Nigel Thornberry from The Wild Thornberrys (pictured), give them nightmares
Scary: The models, including Courage the Cowardly Dog, appear to use a range of materials to create the skin, hair and teeth of the cartoon character
Stuff of nightmares: Miguel doesn’t shy away from recreating any cartoon character into his own 3D model. Pictured is Finn the Human from Adventure Time
Behind the scenes: Pictures show how Miguel first crafted his Spongebob figure
Intricate: A close-up of the Patrick model before he was painted shows the detail put into getting the texture of his skin right
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