Illustrator Adds Funny Cartoons To Strangers’ Instagram Photos (30 New Pics)
Beware, for your Instagram account is at risk! Right this moment, there might be a person scrolling through your photos, trying to find a target to exercise their nimble fingers. But we're not talking about scammers, hackers, or heck, even haters. Actually, the "threat" we're talking about is nothing but harmless fun. You see, Lucas Levitan loves to draw cartoons, and he gets all of his inspiration from Instagram photos: what he likes to do is to borrow them in order to transform them into something creative, unexpected, and fun, ultimately transforming a casual photo snapped by (usually) amateur photographers and turning them into works of art, entertaining thousands of his viewers. Who knows, maybe the original photos even get more recognition due to Lucas' work, so it may not be a bad thing after all if one day you learn that your Instagram was raided by the instafamous cartoonist.
Looking at the general picture, it's hard to pinpoint the theme and the type of the photos that the artist likes to "invade" the most. Among the pictures there's beautiful vistas, interiors, landscapes, casual photos of people, and what appear to be stock images. It shows that the material on which he draws in itself is not as important as the creativity and fresh perspective that he brings. At some points, it's hard to even tell if the photos enhance his cartoons, or vice versa.
The London and Madrid-based Brazilian is considered to be a multimedia artist, and drawing illustrations is just one of many arts that he likes to occupy himself with. Professionally he describes himself as "an illustrator today, filmmaker last week, photographer last month and art director last year," which is great because it shows some sort of exploration and evolution in the artist's life, which itself is a very integral part of being an artist. Occasionally he does NFT art, animations, videos, and other cool stuff.
Could you guess where Lucas draws his inspiration from? Hint: it's in the pictures. If you haven't figured it out, it's very simple: the artist loves to draw inspiration from "everyday life and turn ordinary objects and scenes into intriguing images that sometimes take shape as illustration, sculptures, installations, paintings or video-art." By removing and altering the context of the images, the artist changes the way these images are perceived and it connects better with the audience, which may find them more amusing and interesting.
Check out his Instagram and other social media and follow him if you like his work, and join Lucas' other 196k happy followers.