Artist Shows The ‘Unseen’ Side Of Popular Characters And People Are Saying It Looks Just Wrong (29 Pics)

 

Do you like pop culture, dark humor, the occasional pun, and having your childhood ruined? You’re about to find out⁠—once you see these illustrations by Chicago illustrator Alex Solis, you won’t be able to unsee them.

In his series “Unpopular Culture,” Solis digs a little too deep into what’s under popular character designs. “This new series I created more so as a fun project to view the unpopular side of pop culture,” he says. “I wanted a ‘reveal’ type of series, so the user also feels like they’re a part of the series, with some interaction to the reveals.”

Solis’ website Oddworx also features books, figurines and merch from his previous projects, like “Unmasked,” comparing characters who can be traced back to similar fiction tropes.

More info: Instagram | oddworx.com

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cheetah 3 weeks agoXD i did NOT expect that, LOL

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Sarcastic Cow 3 weeks agoActually…that´s cute.

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Jason M 3 weeks agoThat “I love trash” song has a whole new meaning.

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All illustrators and designers will tell you that one of the most important principles of designing a memorable character is making sure they have a distinctive silhouette. This is why beginning artists are always told to place their characters’ shadows in a lineup and ask themselves both whether their characters are distinguishable from one another, and whether the silhouettes say something about the characters.

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Luna Lovegood 3 weeks agolol me every morning

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When we think about the most iconic characters in animation, billowing clothing, hats and hairstyles with a life of their own contribute to our understanding of their personalities, so we can excuse those features not being subject to physics (although some cosplayers do an admirable job of making it so.) Solis, on the other hand, has a much more grotesque explanation.

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HempFairy 3 weeks ago♪I’m your mama, I’m your daddy.. I’m that bunny in the alley…♪♪

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Lilli 3 weeks agoit’s actually cute :p

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The series also pokes fun at the aspects of fiction that were cute or flew under the radar in cartoons, but raise some questions when you think about how they would have worked in real life. Cartoon logic has a tendency to get kind of dark when we deconstruct it, as we so often do as adults looking back on the media we enjoyed as children… unless you were the kind of child who asked why Barney didn’t simply eat his triceratops friend, in which case you already know the drill.

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So_Long_And_Thanks_For_All_The_Fish 3 weeks agoLol lol lol 😂😂😂! Great movies! (Alien and Toy Story)

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Lilli 3 weeks agoNOT THE GUMDROP BUTTONS!!!

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Hans 3 weeks agoThose man-boobs…

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Ilona 3 weeks agoI’ve always wondered about the giant neck though

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Night Owl 3 weeks ago (edited)Bad kitty! But, considering how much bigger the bird is, that’s impressive

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Rowlie 3 weeks agoThe original is worse

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Adam Guillemette 3 weeks agoThis one is sad. 🙁

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Lisa loves cats 3 weeks agoB… Barney??

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Jerry Conaway 3 weeks agoOk, so who the hell decided that frogs are a delicacy in the Star Wars universe? Jabba kept them in a snack tray beside the throne. This brat eats any of them, anywhere he could find them! Now it’s all too clear why Yoda picked Dagobah. He must have been in heaven!

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Kizzy Kizzy 3 weeks agoThis looks like the first design for the sonic movie before the company re designed it lol

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Lilli 3 weeks ago

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Lilli 3 weeks ago;-;

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Jason M 3 weeks agoAlso, that isn’t a furry pair of shorts he’s wearing either.

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Ilona 3 weeks agoBugs is pretty chill about it

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LuckyLuke29 3 weeks agoDon’t drink the green Milk little one!

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