Artist Re-Creates Beloved Animated Characters To Be More Realistic

by Elana

Roosa Karlsson is a talented illustrator on a mission. According to Roosa, in the world of animation adults are designed for adults with child-like features. The large eyes and rosy cheeks are pleasing to look at and easy to understand why a face like that would sing to a woodland creature and have it respond appropriately but some people find the logic behind their design to be a little bit creepy.

So Roosa took to her photoshop skills and decided to make subtle changes, making these beloved animated adult characters much more realistic, to resemble something more what they look like as human beings in the real world.

The differences are subtle enough and perfect enough, that one is left wondering why animators don't just do this, to begin with?

1. Mavis from Hotel Transylvania

Mavis may be a vampire but more realistic features make her a character that's much easier to relate to and enjoy looking at.

1. Mavis from Hotel Transylvania

2. Linda, from Rio

Filling out her body just a little and taking away some exaggeration in her eyes makes Linda look so much more natural.

2. Linda, from Rio

3. Aunt Cass from Big Hero 6

This is one of my favorites because Aunt Cass really, truly, goes from animated character to realistic person.

3. Aunt Cass from Big Hero 6

4. Susan from Monsters Vs Aliens

Susan's exaggerated features look ridiculous next to this edit by Roosa. Susan now looks like a normal person!

4. Susan from Monsters Vs Aliens

5. Elsa from Frozen

It doesn't take much tweaking to make Elsa look like a normal person!

5. Elsa from Frozen

6. Colette from Ratatouille

What we love the most about this is that Colette's unusual and striking features are still extremely present without being exaggerated and, well, ridiculous. She looks beautiful!

6. Colette from Ratatouille

7. Anna from Frozen

It seems like Anna's personality still shines through, even with more realistic features thanks to Roosa!

7. Anna from Frozen

8. Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6

All around smaller features turn Honey Lemon from a cartoon to a person, easily.

8. Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6

9. Roxanne from MegaMind

Roxanne just looks so much more pleasing on the eyes with this edit.

9. Roxanne from MegaMind

10. Mother Gothel from Tangled

Mother Gothel certainly takes on a more sinister appearance when her features are toned down just a little bit.

10. Mother Gothel from Tangled

11. Merida from Brave

Merida's face is thinned and her body is thickened and she looks so much more like a normal person!

11. Merida from Brave

12. Rapunzel from Tangled

It's all in the eyes and cheeks here, Rapunzel goes from cute and bubbly to elegant and beautiful with this fantastic edit.

12. Rapunzel from Tangled

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