Xi Ding Creates Quirky Cartoons Of Famous Characters And People (78 New Pics)

The artist Xi Ding is back on Bored Panda with more of his fun and colorful reimaginations of famous people and characters. The Chinese artist is well-known for his amazing artwork and ability to draw people. He highlights the most prominent features of a person’s face and that makes them really easy to recognize.

On his Instagram, he has over 215k followers. He also likes to show step-by-step tutorials on his social media, which is very helpful if you would like to learn to draw caricatures or cartoons.

If you would like to see Xi Ding’s older posts, click here and here. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite reimagination and leave a comment telling us what you think about his work!

More info: Instagram | Facebook | beacons.ai#1 

Stan Lee

Stan Lee

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Ninja Kitty2 days ago

I know many will miss him dearly….Including me….7ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Bored Panda got an interview from the artist. He shared with us what inspires him to create: “I’m very interested in how we perceive the world. In general, visual art reveals the ways how our perception works and how our emotions are connected to it. In particular, I enjoy observing and drawing faces. The human face is a difficult subject for artists because we are very sensitive to minute differences in facial features. Besides, facial expressions evoke strong feelings in us. In the process of drawing caricatures and cartoon faces, I’m not replicating a face onto an image in a realistic way, but trying to figure out the essential elements that determine how we recognize a face and how we interpret emotions.”#2 

Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man)

Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man)

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postboredom2 days ago

God, this is amazing. YOU are amazing Xi Ding.7ReplyView more comments

Xi shared with us how he started creating art: “I was born and grew up in Shanghai. I started drawing at a very young age and kept that as my hobby. I came to Austria to study science, where I met my wife, who hired me to do portrait commissions for her business. I found out that I could turn my hobby into a career, and I did it. I’ve been doing art professionally for ten years since we married.”#3 

Groot

Groot

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Ninja Kitty2 days ago(edited)

Ah yes we love the tree who is amazing in every way5ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#4 

Angelina Jolie (Maleficent)

Angelina Jolie (Maleficent)

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Kimora Cameron1 day ago

omg the lighting in this tho eeeeee4ReplyView more comments#5 

Paul Rudd (Ant-Man)

Paul Rudd (Ant-Man)

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postboredom2 days ago

those puppy eyes…14ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

“I haven’t read the comics, actually, because where I grew up, there were no western comics. Now my knowledge of that is also mostly limited to the movies. The MCU definitely gets me most excited and hooked for its continuous and amazing character development. But I enjoy movies from DC too,” said Xi when asked what his favorite universe is.#6 

Keanu Reeves (John Wick)

Keanu Reeves (John Wick)

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Cameron Gable18 hours ago

from fortnite?1ReplyView more comments#7 

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

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Dragonfruit’nrollerskates1 day ago

Yup1ReplyView more comments

“My style is heavily influenced by the Disney and Pixar character design styles. I don’t know how to describe my style, except for calling it ‘stylized character’ or ‘caricature in a cartoon style.’ Often people tell me that I have a unique style—honestly, I still don’t see it myself, because I’m actually not happy with my current stage in art and am finding ways to make it look ‘better,’ but it’s really nice and encouraging to hear that.”#8 

Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

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Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)

Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)

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wait… he the guy who played mace windu?6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

“I always loved to draw teachers and students while I was in school in my home town. I discovered the art of caricature when I came to Austria. I found it utterly fascinating how one can distort the shapes of a face while retaining or even enhancing the essential likeness. I found out that this skill requires a precise methodology in observation and execution; however, when mastered correctly, it still leaves you lots of expressive freedom.”#10 

Zendaya (Michelle Jones)

Zendaya (Michelle Jones)

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postboredom2 days ago

Yes!!! This one is one of my favorites!3ReplyView more comments#11 

Macaulay Culkin (Kevin Mccallister)

Macaulay Culkin (Kevin Mccallister)

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Kimora Cameron1 day ago

and THIS is ICONIC.5ReplyView more comments

The artist mentioned what he likes about creating art: “When from time to time, I manage to break out of my repeating pattern of doing art and get some novel bits in the result, I feel really satisfied and fulfilled.”#12 

Tom Hiddlestone (Loki)

Tom Hiddlestone (Loki)

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Mark Ruffalo (Hulk)

Mark Ruffalo (Hulk)

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GeekyPanda1 day ago

Cool!3ReplyView more comments

We asked Xi to tell us about other hobbies he has: “I love to read about stuff on science and philosophy. I don’t really play games, but I find VR fascinating. I’m really good at Fruit Ninja in VR.”

He also shared what he does for a living currently: “To make a living as an artist, I draw live caricatures at events and do character designs in my studio. Now, during the pandemic, almost all events in my country are canceled, so I’m trying to move the live caricature part to Zoom.”#14 

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

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Mady Rada1 day ago

every time i see the new joker i also see robert carlyle (rumplestiltskin from ouat)2ReplyView more comments#15 

Jake Gyllenhaal (Mysterio)

Jake Gyllenhaal (Mysterio)

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Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

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postboredom2 days ago

I love the light and shadows. This one is really good8ReplyView more comments

Xi shares with us more details about his life and his journey to who he is right now: “I was born at the time when China started to open up to the world after its long period of political turmoil. I’ve had a curious attitude since I remember. During my childhood, information from the outside world was still scarce, but I was eager to learn about it. I studied English really hard and was longing to see the world. I was planning to apply for a scholarship to study science in a college in the US, as many other Chinese students did. When I was about 20 years old, I decided to go to Vienna instead for studying because I was fascinated by its cultural tradition in art, science, and philosophy, and also because I wanted to learn another foreign language. At that time, I still dreamed of becoming a scientist and never thought that doing art could be a viable option, although I knew that art came more naturally to me. Then I met my wife and I began to take on the path that led me to where I am today. I’m filled with gratefulness that I can do something that I’m passionate about for a living, and that I have a wonderful family in a beautiful city. Oh, we just had our 3rd kid two weeks ago and we are on top of the world.”#17 

Tom Holland (Peter Parker)

Tom Holland (Peter Parker)

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AflyingSquirrel1 day ago

looks so much like the real Tom Holland6ReplyView more comments#18 

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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postboredom2 days ago

really pretty. Love those big dark eyes <36ReplyView more comments#19 

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven)

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven)

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ANNIKAH MARTINEZ1 day ago

OMG LOVE IT2ReplyView more comments#20 

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

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Kimora Cameron1 day ago

the tones and lights in this are EVERYTHING1ReplyView more comments#21 

Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman)

Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman)

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GeekyPanda1 day ago

Awesome!!3ReplyView more comments#22 

Henry Cavill (Geralt Of Rivia)

Henry Cavill (Geralt Of Rivia)

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TheIsleOfSkye1 day ago

Got the jawline on point4ReplyView more comments#23 

Chris Evans (Captain America)

Chris Evans (Captain America)

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Lava Been1 day ago

Love the lighting2ReplyView more comments#24 

Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch)

Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch)

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Ninja Kitty2 days ago

This is my favorite Marvel Character!! (at the moment)4ReplyView more comments#25 

Chris Pratt (Starlord)

Chris Pratt (Starlord)

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Miruku_Spilt1 day ago

This is one of my favourites yet! I love him soooo much!0ReplyView more comments#26 

Josh Brolin (Thanos)

Josh Brolin (Thanos)

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SNAP2ReplyView more comments#27 

Paul Mccartney

Paul Mccartney

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GeekyPanda1 day ago

I love the Beatles!2Reply#28 

Adam Driver (Kylo Ren)

Adam Driver (Kylo Ren)

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GeekyPanda1 day ago

Amazing 10/10!!!!3ReplyView more comments#29 

Sydelle Noel (Xoliswa)

Sydelle Noel (Xoliswa)

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postboredom2 days ago

bad*ss woman5ReplyView more comments#30 

Joe Keery (Steve Harrington)

Joe Keery (Steve Harrington)

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ANNIKAH MARTINEZ1 day ago

THE HAIR JUST…MMMM6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#31 

Letitia Wright (Shuri)

Letitia Wright (Shuri)

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👏
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Rey (Daisy Ridley)

Rey (Daisy Ridley)

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HissyFitzz1 day ago

love the action here3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#33 

Ashley Johnson (Ellie)

Ashley Johnson (Ellie)

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Kimora Cameron1 day ago

Why isn’t this top? Out of all of them, this has to be my favourite. It’s so realistic and the effort is AMAZING!2Reply#34 

Orlando Bloom (Legolas)

Orlando Bloom (Legolas)

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starhunter641 day ago

YASS!!!! one of the best one´s yet.1Reply#35 

Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon

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Soodney1 day ago

looks like the sailor moon redraw2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#36 

Bruce Willis (John Mcclane)

Bruce Willis (John Mcclane)

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Lydia Dean-Melchior4 hours ago

Yippee Yippee Calle0ReplyView more comments#37 

Keanu Reeves (John Wick)

Keanu Reeves (John Wick)

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TheIsleOfSkye1 day ago

Yes0ReplyView more comments#38 

Jeff Bridges (Jeff Lebowski)

Jeff Bridges (Jeff Lebowski)

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MermaidsAndDragons20 hours ago

So… Jeff plays Jeff?0Reply#39 

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco1 day ago

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Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds)

Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds)

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Gavin Thompson1 day ago

we’re all gonna die! 🙂7ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#41 

Karl Urban (Billy Butcher)

Karl Urban (Billy Butcher)

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Lydia Dean-Melchior3 hours ago

Kinda has a resemblance to Chris Noth, if he were a badass.0Reply#42 

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco1 day ago

Yesssssssssssssss!-2Reply#43 

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

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Ray Heap1 day ago

DeGeneris always looks like she has her genitals hooked up to a car battery-7ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#44 

Adventure Time (Finn And Jake)

Adventure Time (Finn And Jake)

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Ninja Kitty1 day ago

Woah- This is really Cool1Reply#45 

Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye)

Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye)

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Gavin Thompson1 day ago

Don’t do that. Don’t give me hope.3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#46 

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven)

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven)

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starhunter641 day ago

nailed em2Reply#47 

Brandon Lee (Eric Draven)

Brandon Lee (Eric Draven)

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Desdemona Prince3 hours ago

It can’t rain all the time. My favorite movie, and so glad it was included! Rest in peace Brandon Lee, you are missed.0ReplyView more comments#48 

Kimpossible

Kimpossible

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postboredom1 day ago

I’m a basic average girl I’m Kim Poss-i-ble!3ReplyView more comments#49 

Joe Exotic

Joe Exotic

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postboredom2 days ago

This is like one of them animojis you see…2Reply#50 

Will Smith (Genie From Aladdin)

Will Smith (Genie From Aladdin)

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Ninja Kitty1 day ago

🎶I’m the genie, of the lamp, I can sing, rap, dance if you give me a chance🎶2Reply#51 

Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer)

Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer)

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Lydia Dean-Melchior3 hours ago

This one has a Superman vibe to it.0ReplyView more comments#52 

Toby Jones (Arnim Zola)

Toby Jones (Arnim Zola)

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Zachary Goldstein1 day ago

love this1Reply#53 

Ford Pines

Ford Pines

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~Ella Cipher~1 day ago

YASS!!!3ReplyView more comments#54 

Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler)

Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler)

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Liu Yifei (Mulan)

Liu Yifei (Mulan)

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Kimora Cameron1 day ago

well this comment section is surprisingly not too controversial… yet…2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#56 

Brie Larson (Captain Marvel)

Brie Larson (Captain Marvel)

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Miruku_Spilt1 day ago

WOAH! This one is so amazing! I love it!3Reply#57 

Rosa Salazar (Alita)

Rosa Salazar (Alita)

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Soodney1 day ago

LOVED this movie! Wasn’t expecting to see her on the list!5ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#58 

Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell)

Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell)

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Ken Richey1 day ago

who dat ^ |0ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#59 

Ryuk (Death Note)

Ryuk (Death Note)

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AMANDA SERRANO-MORALES23 hours ago(edited)

yesssss i love the anime a lot i ended up crying for 5 minutes straight1ReplyView more comments#60 

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

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GeekyPanda1 day ago

I still don’t understand why they don’t just bring her back from when she wasn’t dead!!7ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#61 

Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia)

Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia)

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Tracer

Tracer

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Ninja Kitty1 day ago

“I wAnNa Be TrAcEr” -cough- Sorry had to do that2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#63 

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)

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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco1 day ago

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Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine)

Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine)

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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco1 day ago

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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

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Gwenyth Paltrow (Viola De Lesseps)

Gwenyth Paltrow (Viola De Lesseps)

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Sally Hawkins And Doug Jones (Eliza Esposito And Amphibian Man)

Sally Hawkins And Doug Jones (Eliza Esposito And Amphibian Man)

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AflyingSquirrel1 day ago

from the shape of water?8Reply#68 

Mena Massoud (Aladim) And Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine)

Mena Massoud (Aladim) And Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine)

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Rainbow Panda1 day ago

Epic drawing! 👍Just Aladdin is spelt wrong, haha. 😛1Reply#69 

Will Ferrell (Buddy)

Will Ferrell (Buddy)

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Potato fries15 hours ago

That face tho1ReplyView more comments#70 

Antony Starr (Homelander)

Antony Starr (Homelander)

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Freya Allan (Princess Cirilla)

Freya Allan (Princess Cirilla)

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Lydia Dean-Melchior3 hours ago

Wow! The lighting in her eyes! You’re a very talented artist.0Reply#72 

Miley Cryus

Miley Cryus

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Brie Larson (Captain Marvel)

Brie Larson (Captain Marvel)

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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco1 day ago

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Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt)

Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt)

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Sean Harris (Solomon Lane)

Sean Harris (Solomon Lane)

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Vanessa Kirby (Alanna Mitsopolis)

Vanessa Kirby (Alanna Mitsopolis)

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Halle Bailey (Ariel)

Halle Bailey (Ariel)

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Rebecca Ferguson (Ilsa Faust)

Rebecca Ferguson (Ilsa Faust)

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