Many animated characters look so utterly ridiculous that it’s hard to imagine how they would ever function in real life. From Marge Simpson’s impossible hair to Stewie Griffin’s football-shaped head, cartoons are full of physical attributes that look fine in their wacky home-world, but would be bizarre and freakish in the real one.
Thanks to 3D artist Will Hughes, though, we don’t have to wonder so much anymore. A UK native living in Australia, Hughes is a self-taught sculptor who studied animation at Queensland College of Art. In order to showcase these talents, he started rendering famous characters in 3D.
Most of the characters he gives this treatment to are pop-culture icons, and often pretty loveable ones at that. When they come out the other side though, they’re anything but. The exaggerated facial features, odd bone structures and general weirdness all translate over, and the results are fairly terrifying.