Cartoon Characters All Grown Up

Cartoon Characters All Grown Up

Artist and Tumblr-er Celeste Pille imagines popular cartoon characters from the 90s as grown ups. Her illustrations cover Pepper Ann, all the Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, even the students from The Magic School Bus. Unfortunately, I didn’t see any Doug or Captain Planet, but I’m not one to complain. Actually I am one to complain, but never one to do anything about it. I’m basically all that’s wrong in the world!

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Via: www.themarysue.com

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  • Butters

    Grown up Helga looks like the Orphic “Oxtra – Skeletons Having Sex on a Tin Roof” Girl

  • Allan

    Nice!

  • Steve

    This makes me very angry.

  • Stephanie

    My question: how did Arnold’s head shape change so much? Did he get corrective surgery?

  • dave

    I’m sorry, but this is just awful. It’s mean to say that about somebody’s work, and to put the effort in to type it to someone makes it harsher…but…I feel compelled to say how bad this is, if only to make sure that this sort of opinion is one of the opinions that people will read here.
    This isn’t a dig on your skills, and I am trying to not be harsh, but what the fuck were you thinking. I know I was just harsh right then but really, what the fuck. So you chose similar colours in the clothing of the cartoon characters and your visualization of them as adults, are you joking? Why did you bother I dont get it. Maybe I shouldn’t be typing anything for that exact reason, because i don’t get it. But seriously. I DONT GET WHAT THE FUCK YOU WERE THINKING.

    Apologies for being rude and swearing and the like, but at least i’m not as much as a cunt as these drawings.
    I just…….why?

  • Peter

    Wow…they look nothing like the cartoon characters. I don’t see any resembling at all and they all look like hipsters.

  • Steve

    These are awful

  • Jay

    @dave Why not?

  • Cliffy D

    Why do they all grow up to be Hipsters?

  • Stephanie I.

    Stephanie, my thoughts exactly!!! (Must be the Stephanie thing)

  • Chad

    This is awful.

  • Wolfsbane

    @Dave

    Not awful, just pointless. None of the drawings capture the style, essence or spirit of the cartoon characters. They aren’t drawn as adults in the original style. To to my thinking it’s pointless to have done this.

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    looks nice

  • tony

    how in the hell does this make any sense, its just random drawings with famous cartoons next to them, in no way whatsoever does it look like it would be them as grownups.

  • Dan

    @Dave

    This is the same response I had looking at this. Take away the clothes and there’s nothing to tie them to their original image.

    I mean Arnold… come on. Bad

  • erica

    just..wrong.

  • Jade

    Why did you make them all hipsters?

  • Thomas

    Yea.. I agree with Dave.. sorry :( You are talented but seriously?! When I saw “Cartoon Characters All Grown Up” I thought they would at least still have similar physical features..

    Sorry but Yea, WTF mate!?

  • http://none benji

    i agree with plenty of the comments here i grow up with these cartoons and i have a big reallt big creative and imaginative mind so… none of this is what i will imagine they event look like the characters is just ur art work and i dont like it sorry wht respect

  • Hannnnah

    I’m so glad to see other people thought they looked liked hipsters.

    Like what the actual fuck. That is the worst kind of thing you could EVER compare to these cartoon characters. Plus hipsters are just fucking stupid in general so yeah

  • HeyApplebox

    How come every time someone has to re-imagine characters from any animated series, it’s almost always hipsters? Don’t get me wrong the artwork is great. But the scarfs and peacoats and general douche-bag expressions is just too much. Why can’t there be downvotes?!

  • Dan

    Some unnecessarily harsh feedback here isn’t there?

    Just found this page on Stumble so no idea if original creators are likely to see the comments on it but still, I like to critique…

    Brittany – you show good attention to light and a pleasing level of detail, your designs are actually showing a lot of the personality of the original characters.

    They are all kind of hipstery, yeah… but if that’s your fashion, go with it!

    I think your style could benefit from experimentation with less complete outlines (for example as you have with Tom’s jawline instead of a complete outline of the head with the other characters) and getting some shading onto the clothes. It looks a little odd having light and shadow on the skin tones but not the fabrics. How simplified the lighting should be is up to your experiments. And fabrics can be fun to paint. xD

    It would also be really interesting to see you using the characters fucked up proportions and aging them (someone mentioned Arnold’s head for example). Or even copying their original styles as some have asked for – who knows, the process might inform your style, and even if it doesn’t you will still be practicing your character and design skills.

    But yeah, don’t worry about nonconstructive feedback, this is good work – but an artists job is never done, get back to drawing! ;)

    Dan

  • sana

    I hate this so much..You need a real 90′s kid to be able to make all the cartoons grown up. I see no resemblance of them whatsoever especially considering “rugrats all grown up” was made you could obviously tell who there were. Hello Arnold was called football head for reason…maybe if you used the term if 90′s cartoons were real it might fit this genre of pictures better

  • http://Stumble Brenda

    They are like the handsome version but I would prefer the realistic one.

  • Jonat

    Why did Gerald grow up to be Childish Gambino?

  • Zane

    The renderings are all great.

    Buuuutttt… they don’t look anything like the original characters. Hey Arnold’s head doesn’t even look like it was even given an attempt at making it football shaped. The same goes for all of them.

    And their individual styles also don’t seem to be captured well.

    C+

  • Raquel

    It says in the caption that these are HER renderings of the characters. So she sees them all as chic-20-somethings? That’s her imaginative process. I thought they were all beautifully done. Who are any of you to say what art is? My goodness.

  • Danya

    Omg…this is genius <3

  • bingbingwa

    SO which characters lost their virginity to who?

  • Kandosii

    Amazingly Arnold’s head has changed shape…

  • HipstersSuck

    Magic Schoolbus: Faggot Hipster Edition

  • Elissa

    Magic School Bus: College needs to be a real thing

  • ابراهيم السعدي

    سمو بالعقل والوجدان إلى أعلى مستوياته الشوق إلى التغيير الحقيقي وفاعلية الإستعداد ثقة وقوة وتمكن وثبات.. مع المبدع / استاذ ابراهيم السعدي خطاط وفنان ومدون وناشط في حقوق الانسان والاعلام الاجتماعي. وصاحب منشئة (انتيكات السعدي) لبيع وتصنيع وشراء جميع انواع الانتيكات _ اعمال يدوية فنية للمساهمة في ترسيخ الوعي الجمالي والذوق الرفيع والتدرب على آليات الفكر النقدي الحر

  • ابراهيم السعدي

    تدفق الأداة أستمتع قَمِّشْ ثم فَتِّشْ !! ثقة وقوة وتمكن وثبات.. كلماتي وإلقائي ثقة وقوة وتمكن مع المبدع / استاذ ابراهيم السعدي خطاط وفنان ومدون وناشط في حقوق الانسان والاعلام الاجتماعي. وصاحب منشئة (انتيكات السعدي) لبيع وتصنيع وشراء جميع انواع الانتيكات _ اعمال يدوية فنية للمساهمة في ترسيخ الوعي الجمالي والذوق الرفيع والتدرب على آليات الفكر النقدي الحر

  • jbalz

    These are absolutely horrible.

  • Kwess Chin

    i wouldn’t recognise any of them, except maybe Kiki, but that’s because she has a cat and a stick.

  • heh

    And so Gerald grew up to be Lenny Kravitz

  • woodstock

    they all grew up to be hipsters? fucken idiots

  • ابراهيم السعدي

    رؤيةً على درجة عالية من الطرافة الفكرية والمتانة المعرفية، ، نحن هنا نبحث عن منزلة معرفية ونجتهد في الاستفادة من منجزات المبدع ابراهيم السعدي خبير

    خطوط وفنان ومدون وناشط و منفذ لوحات اعلانية وصاحب منشئة (انتيكات السعدي) لبيع وتصنيع وشراء جميع انواع الانتيكات _ اعمال يدوية فنية للمساهمة في ترسيخ الوعي الجمالي والذوق الرفيع والتدرب على آليات الفكر النقدي الحر

    مهمة تتجلى في. تبادل الافكار^ النقاش الجاد ^ الحوار البناء

  • Kanra

    Why do they all look like hipsters?

  • Zach

    More like cartoon characters as douchy hipsters

  • Laronda Tarmony

    I dont think that their face and head features would jus change

  • Melissa Martinez

    I love how their all hipsters chucky even has a coffe cup… Tommy has his camera, pepper Ann just looks awful.

    I guess Arnold isn’t a football head anymore now that he’s apparently a construction worker now with his sweet tool belt? Or is that another cool hipster look to accompany his new sweet hair to show he’s a production person on indie festivals and jazz festivals (hence his shirt).

    But why does Gerald look like he’s a professional in his 30′s and yet helga and Arnold look barley out of college. This was just all out of whack.

    Someone just wanted to draw their favorite kid shows in cute 80′s and hipster dresses, rompers, and guy ensembles.

    But next time hopefully someone will do this while staying true to the characters vs thinking about nick cartoons going to coahella.

  • Aaron

    So everyone grows up into a hipster?

  • Jak

    Terrible

  • anon

    you didnt keep any of their traits, they just look like normal people, and all the guys from rugrats nailed Angelica, Susie scared all da white boys haha. But seriously these are just pictures of normal looking people. Plus Japan made a movie about hey arnold when he grows up and he married helga.

  • PeAcE_sMoKeR!

    crap

  • david

    so chucky is gay?

  • Chantal Seguin

    almost ALL their heads changed shape!!! so its grow up and get plastic surgery???

  • suesuelu

    wow guys way to be rude. You have no right to tell someone their art looks horrible. This is the way the artist sees them and its their style. yes there are different styles of art not all art looks the same. so fuck off and find something better to do.

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