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

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Stan Lee

Stan Lee

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Ninja Kitty
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2 months ago

I know many will miss him dearly....Including me....

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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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postboredom
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2 months ago

God, this is amazing. YOU are amazing Xi Ding.

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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

Angelina Jolie (Maleficent)

Angelina Jolie (Maleficent)

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Kimora Cameron
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2 months ago

omg the lighting in this tho eeeeee

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#4

Keanu Reeves (John Wick)

Keanu Reeves (John Wick)

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Miruku_Spilt
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2 months ago

THE DETAILS ARE AMAZING! IM AMAZED!!!

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#5

Paul Rudd (Ant-Man)

Paul Rudd (Ant-Man)

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postboredom
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2 months ago

those puppy eyes...

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"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

Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

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BTS WORLD
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2 months ago

This is awesome...... That lightning wow..... 💜

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#7

Groot

Groot

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Ninja Kitty
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2 months ago (edited)

Ah yes we love the tree who is amazing in every way

Freddie Purrcury ♡. ( ˊᵕˋ )♡
Community Member
2 months ago

definitely

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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2 months ago

I am groot, I am groot. I am groot, I am groot I am groot.

Your Mother
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2 months ago

I am groot

True Blue
Community Member
2 months ago

"I....Am.....GROOT"

Among Us
Community Member
1 month ago

I AM GROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

German Rottweiler#16
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1 month ago

I LOVE GROOT

Ayla Mavis
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2 months ago

I love this

Shelbs
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2 months ago

i am groot!

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"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

Zendaya (Michelle Jones)

Zendaya (Michelle Jones)

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postboredom
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2 months ago

Yes!!! This one is one of my favorites!

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#9

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

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ptm45
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2 months ago

I much prefer Heath Ledger's Joker. It was believable.

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"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

Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)

Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)

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AflyingSquirrel
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2 months ago

wait... he the guy who played mace windu?

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#11

Macaulay Culkin (Kevin Mccallister)

Macaulay Culkin (Kevin Mccallister)

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Kimora Cameron
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2 months ago

and THIS is ICONIC.

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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

Mark Ruffalo (Hulk)

Mark Ruffalo (Hulk)

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BTS WORLD
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2 months ago

Yeah... INCREDIBLE..... <3

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#13

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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postboredom
Community Member
2 months ago

really pretty. Love those big dark eyes <3

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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 Rada
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2 months ago

every time i see the new joker i also see robert carlyle (rumplestiltskin from ouat)

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#15

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven)

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven)

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ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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2 months ago

OMG LOVE IT

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#16

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

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Kimora Cameron
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2 months ago

the tones and lights in this are EVERYTHING

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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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AflyingSquirrel
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2 months ago

looks so much like the real Tom Holland

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#18

Tom Hiddlestone (Loki)

Tom Hiddlestone (Loki)

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Your Mother
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2 months ago

That nose!

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#19

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

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postboredom
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2 months ago

I love the light and shadows. This one is really good

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#20

Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman)

Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman)

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BTS WORLD
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2 months ago (edited)

My favorite superhero..... 💜

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#21

Jake Gyllenhaal (Mysterio)

Jake Gyllenhaal (Mysterio)

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Liz Crew
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1 month ago

The mouth really nailed this one

#22

Chris Evans (Captain America)

Chris Evans (Captain America)

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Lava Been
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2 months ago

Love the lighting

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#23

Chris Pratt (Starlord)

Chris Pratt (Starlord)

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CamlikesCookies
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2 months ago

His headphones made it in! Great detail!

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#24

Letitia Wright (Shuri)

Letitia Wright (Shuri)

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Shelbs
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2 months ago

shuri is so cool

#25

Paul Mccartney

Paul Mccartney

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#26

Joe Keery (Steve Harrington)

Joe Keery (Steve Harrington)

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ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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2 months ago

THE HAIR JUST...MMMM

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#27

Rey (Daisy Ridley)

Rey (Daisy Ridley)

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HissyFitzz
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2 months ago

love the action here

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#28

Henry Cavill (Geralt Of Rivia)

Henry Cavill (Geralt Of Rivia)

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TheIsleOfSkye
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2 months ago

Got the jawline on point

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#29

Josh Brolin (Thanos)

Josh Brolin (Thanos)

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HissyFitzz
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2 months ago

ALL HAIL THE GIANT PURPLE RAISIN!

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#30

Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch)

Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch)

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Ninja Kitty
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2 months ago

This is my favorite Marvel Character!! (at the moment)

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#31

Adam Driver (Kylo Ren)

Adam Driver (Kylo Ren)

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John Laurens/Gay Turtle
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2 months ago

YASSSS KYLOOOOOO ILY

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#32

Sydelle Noel (Xoliswa)

Sydelle Noel (Xoliswa)

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postboredom
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2 months ago

bad*ss woman

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#33

Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon

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Soodney
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2 months ago

looks like the sailor moon redraw

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#34

Bruce Willis (John Mcclane)

Bruce Willis (John Mcclane)

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
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2 months ago

Yippee Yippee Calle

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#35

Jeff Bridges (Jeff Lebowski)

Jeff Bridges (Jeff Lebowski)

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MermaidsAndDragons
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2 months ago

So... Jeff plays Jeff?

#36

Ashley Johnson (Ellie)

Ashley Johnson (Ellie)

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Kimora Cameron
Community Member
2 months 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!

#37

Adventure Time (Finn And Jake)

Adventure Time (Finn And Jake)

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Ninja Kitty
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2 months ago

Woah- This is really Cool

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#38

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 months ago

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Yesssssssssssssss!

#39

Orlando Bloom (Legolas)

Orlando Bloom (Legolas)

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True Blue
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2 months ago

*Me saving this to show to my friend cause she is like half obsessed with Legolas

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#40

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 months ago

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No. Too comic-ish for Black Widow. She's not that sympathetic.

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#41

Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds)

Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds)

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Gavin Thompson
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2 months ago

we're all gonna die! :)

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#42

Keanu Reeves (John Wick)

Keanu Reeves (John Wick)

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TheIsleOfSkye
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2 months ago

Yes

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#43

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven)

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven)

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starhunter64
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2 months ago

nailed em

#44

Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye)

Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye)

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Gavin Thompson
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2 months ago

Don't do that. Don't give me hope.

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#45

Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler)

Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler)

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#46

Joe Exotic

Joe Exotic

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postboredom
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2 months ago

This is like one of them animojis you see...

#47

Will Smith (Genie From Aladdin)

Will Smith (Genie From Aladdin)

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Ninja Kitty
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2 months ago

🎶I'm the genie, of the lamp, I can sing, rap, dance if you give me a chance🎶

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#48

Karl Urban (Billy Butcher)

Karl Urban (Billy Butcher)

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
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2 months ago

Kinda has a resemblance to Chris Noth, if he were a badass.

#49

Toby Jones (Arnim Zola)

Toby Jones (Arnim Zola)

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Zachary Goldstein
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2 months ago

love this

#50

Brandon Lee (Eric Draven)

Brandon Lee (Eric Draven)

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Desdemona Prince
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2 months 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.

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#51

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

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Ray Heap
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2 months ago

DeGeneris always looks like she has her genitals hooked up to a car battery-

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#52

Brie Larson (Captain Marvel)

Brie Larson (Captain Marvel)

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Miruku_Spilt
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2 months ago

WOAH! This one is so amazing! I love it!

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#53

Liu Yifei (Mulan)

Liu Yifei (Mulan)

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Kimora Cameron
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2 months ago

well this comment section is surprisingly not too controversial... yet...

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#54

Kimpossible

Kimpossible

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postboredom
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2 months ago

I'm a basic average girl I'm Kim Poss-i-ble!

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#55

Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine)

Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine)

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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 months ago

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Sorry but... where's the Eastern look at all?

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#56

Rosa Salazar (Alita)

Rosa Salazar (Alita)

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Soodney
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2 months ago

LOVED this movie! Wasn't expecting to see her on the list!

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#57

Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer)

Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer)

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
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2 months ago

This one has a Superman vibe to it.

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#58

Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia)

Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia)

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True Blue
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2 months ago

R.I.P, May The Force Be with you Always

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#59

Ford Pines

Ford Pines

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~Ella Cipher~
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2 months ago

YASS!!!

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Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell)

Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell)

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#61

Miley Cryus

Miley Cryus

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BTS WORLD
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2 months ago

Midnight sky... <3

#62

Ryuk (Death Note)

Ryuk (Death Note)

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AMANDA SERRANO-MORALES
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2 months ago (edited)

yesssss i love the anime a lot i ended up crying for 5 minutes straight

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#63

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

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ptm45
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2 months ago

I'm still not seeing her in this drawing

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#64

Gwenyth Paltrow (Viola De Lesseps)

Gwenyth Paltrow (Viola De Lesseps)

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Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)

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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 months ago

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No. No.No. Too childish for Danaerys. Lacks drama.

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#66

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

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

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Rainbow Panda
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2 months ago

Epic drawing! 👍Just Aladdin is spelt wrong, haha. 😛

#67

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

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Tracer

Tracer

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Ninja Kitty
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2 months ago

"I wAnNa Be TrAcEr" -cough- Sorry had to do that

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Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt)

Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt)

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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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AflyingSquirrel
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2 months ago

from the shape of water?