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Jyo John Mulloor is a graphic designer with long years of experience in the field. He always manages to surprise his followers with new and original projects, one of which we shared on Bored Panda. This time, we want to showcase one of Mulloor's most interesting image series depicting historic personas taking selfies. 

"Upon retrieving my old hard drive, I stumbled upon a veritable treasure trove of memories in the form of selfies sent to me by friends from my past. I carefully restored each one using Photoshop, reliving cherished moments and rekindling old friendships," the artist wrote on Instagram.

Scroll down to see Abraham Lincoln, Bob Marley, and other renowned people from the past in a new light!

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Bored Panda got in touch with Jyo John Mulloor to ask him more about his creative process and himself. The artist shared that as a digital artist since 2006, he has maintained an unwavering passion for pursuing personal projects alongside his daily designer job. "I vividly recall the exhilaration I felt when Bored Panda finally featured my Human Head Helmet in 2013, which only served to fuel my creative drive even further. I continue to nurture this passion, constantly generating innovative ideas to showcase captivating visuals that push the boundaries of what is possible within my craft. Despite the passage of time, my unwavering commitment to art remains as steadfast as ever, a testament to my unbridled passion and dedication to the creative process."

We got curious about what was the reason Jyo John Mulloor wanted to explore the possibilities of AI. He replied that as a visual artist, he has always been deeply immersed in the creative process, spending days and weeks meticulously refining his concepts until they are perfect. "While I have dabbled in 3D visualization in the past, it wasn't until the advent of AI in the mid of last year that I truly became curious about its capabilities. The idea of generating art simply by typing in words was exhilarating, and I began experimenting with AI in earnest."

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We asked the artist how he came up with the idea to create images of iconic people from the past taking selfies. "My latest project was centered around the concept of capturing impossible selfies. In the first part, I endeavored to create selfies of our ancestors - from Neanderthal humans to Roman kings, from Jesus Christ to Egyptian pharaohs. In the second part, I focused on animal selfies, depicting various creatures taking selfies of their own."

"As a child, I was always fascinated by historic moments and personalities, and I had long harbored a desire to portray them in a cute and whimsical manner. This project provided me with the perfect opportunity to bring my childhood aspirations to life, and I poured my heart and soul into each and every selfie.

I am delighted to say that the project was a resounding success, and I am overjoyed by the positive response it has received from my audience. It fills me with pride to know that I have been able to create something that not only captures the imagination but also inspires a sense of wonder and joy."

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Jyo John Mullor is a digital artist with almost two decades of experience. Being an artist for so long, his creative process naturally has evolved over time.

For the artist, it all starts with brainstorming an idea, "and as a one-man army, I am responsible for every aspect of the project from start to finish. I begin by sketching out some rough visuals in a book, before moving on to creating the images using specific prompts.

For each project, I customize my prompts to ensure that I achieve the desired result. However, as many are aware, mid-journey AI-generated images are not always accurate, especially when it comes to capturing the likeness of real-life figures. For example, if I were to attempt to create an image of Gandhi taking a selfie, I would be unable to generate an accurate depiction of his face.

To overcome this obstacle, I employ a multi-step process to ensure the final image is as realistic as possible. I generate multiple images using AI and then combine them in Photoshop before meticulously repainting over the top to create a more lifelike result. This process may be time-consuming, but the end result is always worth the effort."

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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

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11 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would have been hilarious if everyone behind him had knives

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Over the course of Jyo John Mullor's career, he has worked on many projects, but none have been as widely appreciated as his latest endeavor. "People have embraced the project with open arms, especially in India, where it has been received with great enthusiasm. It's heartening to see people respond to it with such positivity and appreciation.

The project has garnered particular attention due to the portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in a light-hearted and joyful manner. It's a refreshing change from the usual depictions of him that are more somber and serious. Furthermore, the quality of the images of all the historical figures in the project has been praised by viewers. Many have expressed their gratitude, saying that I have made their dream of seeing these iconic personalities come to life a reality.

The messages of appreciation have poured in from all over the globe, and although I haven't been able to read them all yet, I am deeply grateful for each and every one of them. Thank you to everyone who has shown their support for this project - your encouragement means the world to me."

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Jesus And His 12 Apostles

Jesus And His 12 Apostles

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Marilyn Monroe

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fascinating how some are just spot-on and others, like this, are just creepy and make the person look plastic. Ironically, I thought the same thing about the Elvis one.

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The artist shared that recently, he embarked on a new project where he reimagined the iconic characters from Game of Thrones wearing traditional Indian attire."The result was a unique and visually stunning set of images that garnered significant attention from fans of the series.

In addition to this project, I also created visuals of historic figures traveling in private jets, which offered a fresh and unexpected take on the lives of these famous individuals. While these projects were well-received, I have many more exciting ideas in the works that I am keeping as a surprise.

As a digital artist, I am constantly exploring new avenues for creative expression and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Stay tuned for more exciting projects from me in the future."

For more creative Jyo John Mullor's works, check out his Instagram!

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Genghis Khan

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11 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why do we celebrate this man who murdered 10% of the world's population at the time? He gets so much casual admiration by people nowadays when he was little more than a wildly successful killer. How would Hitler take his selfie?

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Charlie Chaplin

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Phil O'Brien
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11 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks like a young Liz Taylor disguised as Charlie Chaplin

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Dana Wynter

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dana Wynter was a Hollywood actress back in the day. My mom knew her.

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Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nehru was very much associated with that style of hat but always in white afaik, AI seems to have missed that

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Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He’s the only one I didn’t know but now I do. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._R._Ambedkar

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Mother Teresa

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John F. Kennedy

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is the old man supposed to be JFK, or the one in the center? Neither looks very convincing.

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