Incredible Artist Illustrates Iconic Actors As They Evolved Over Time

by Elana

Los Angeles artist and illustrator Jeff Victor has been cultivating his creativity for a long time. After studying art an design at the University of Kansas he went on to work with some of the most famous animations and art studios of all time from Cartoon Network to Dreamworks and ABC Mouse and National Geographic, he has worked alongside, for, and with just about everyone in the animation and illustration industr

y. In a series of artwork by Victor, he illustrates the evolutionary progress of iconic characters and/or iconic actors. Sometimes, not every single possibility is presented, but truly the roles that defined them are included and this simple gesture displays an array of talent and passion that is unparalleled in today's society.

Jeff says:

Currently, I'm working as a children's book illustrator, but when I'm not drawing for work, I'm drawing for fun. I am a huge movie fanatic and expresses my love for my favorite movies though my art, by drawing "adorkable" renditions of famous characters.

1. Robin Williams

In an interview, Jeff said:

My tribute to the illustrious career of Robin Williams. Obviously, there are many, many more movies that could be included in this piece, but I tried to represent as many highlights as I could. This particular Evolution was quite emotional to draw. Williams’ work was so meaningful to me, and a big part of my childhood. His death is a loss for us all. I’m not very eloquent at eulogizing, so hopefully my art will speak for itself and remind you of the joy you felt watching his films.

I am selling this piece as a print here, and for every copy I sell, I am donating $5.00 to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, a charity Williams was very passionate about.

2. Jim Carrey

The facial expressions and talent Jim Carrey posses and utilizes were depicted very well by Jeff.

3. Michael Jackson

One of the music industry's most iconic artists of all time and Jeff totally nailed him!

4. Wonder Woman

Let's hope there's still a lot more of Wonder Woman in our futures.

5. Johnny Depp

The man of a million faces.

6. Thor

Thor has definitely gotten cooler as the years go by.

7. Harrison Ford

The coolest part about Harrison Ford's evolutionary art is that unlike many, many other actors, he managed to dominate two major characters who spanned multiple movies. He is definitely one of a kind and it's really cool to see it in one image.

8. The Flash

He just got cooler over the years, didn't he?

9. Wolverine

It's really cool to see this character and how he was portrayed by multiple artists. Hugh Jackman will always be my personal favorite, though.

10. Robert Downey, Jr.

For awhile, we didn't know if RDJ was going to resurface but today we cannot imagine a better Iron Man.

11. Tom Hanks

Basically the man equivalent of America's sweetheart...

12. Cat Woman

I bet you didn't realize how many faces Cat Woman has had over the years?

13. Mel Brooks

Who doesn't love Mel Brooks? Crazy people, that's who.

14. Angelina Jolie

From starring in Hackers to being a beauty icon, Angelina Jolie sure has a simple but impressive evolutionary timeline.

15. Princess Leia

The galaxy's most bad*ss princess.

16. Alan Rickman

He's made us laugh and cry over the years, hasn't he?

17. Gollum

This evolution will get you right in the feels.

18. Harley Quinn

Now here's a character that has really changed over the years!

19. Nicholas Cage

He's not just a meme, folks. He's one heck of an actor.

20. Liam Neeson

If you intently look at each one in succession you are almost guaranteed to laugh at the last one.

21. Batman

Many faces and voices have tackled the role of Batman. It is definitely cool to see a depiction of them all at once!

22. Christopher Lee

He's played so many characters over the years, it's really impressive.

23. Gary Oldman

What a career!

24. Vampire Lore

The story of vampires has transformed a lot over the years. What do you think?

25. Tim Curry

26. Terminators from the Terminator Franchise

We've seen a wide variety of humanoid killing machines, haven't we?

27. Bill Murray

My only complaint is that the world hasn't had enough of Bill Murray.

28. Samuel L. Jackson

This is sure to be a favorite of many.

29. Captain America

He's America's favorite superhero!

30. Stanley Kubrik


31. Uma Thurman

Obviously she has always been epic.

32. Natlie Portman

She doesn't get enough credit for how awesome she is. There, I said it.

33. John Hurt

A genuinely incredible actor.

34. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Personally, I'd have a giggle if seeing him as the Governor of California was included.

35. Ryan Reynolds

He's clearly gotten better over time.

36. Marty McFly

I hope you appreciate this as much as I do.

37. Jack Nicholson

I hope he expands on this one some day, there's so much Jack Nicholson to love.

38. Sigourney Weaver

Looks to me like we're over due for some more Sigourney Weaver.

39. Ralph Fiennes

This is so worth appreciating.

40. Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe has always been bad*ss.

41. Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis was an entertainment gift, to be honest.

42. Spider-Man

Alright, let's fight: who is the best Spider-Man?

43. Superman

This is SUPER.

44. Walter White

I think we can all appreciate this.

45. Charlize Theron

We'll never get tired of Charlize Theron.

46. Supergirl

I bet you didn't even realize how many faces Supergirl has had over the years?

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