Robert De Jesus has made a name for himself by offering a service that works similar to the street artists who caricature people on the spot. Except that you don’t have to leave your house and this artist doesn’t draw caricatures, he just references the photos. So if your hand-drawn portrait is an exaggerated or humorous version of what you see in the mirror, you should probably turn to that mirror once more.

This American self-taught illustrator, animator and writer makes exceptional cartoon-like sketches based on people’s photos. He is no stranger to the anime and manga community, which combined with solid experience in illustrations and character design results in a unique style.


“The idea hit me while at one convention,” DeJesus told Bored Panda. “The official convention badges they wore reminded me of drivers licenses, and I thought why not make a mock license and draw the owner as a Chibi character in the spot where their photo would normally go. I designed a badge, bought a laminator, and at the next convention they were a huge hit.”


These ‘anime-treatments’ were originally a side thing to fund the projects the artist was passionate about, and he still does custom portrait commissions on his eBay store. You can check his previous artwork featured at Bored Panda here and here.


Moreover, over the years, the artist has created illustrations, comics and character designs for a handful of well-known publishers such as Antarctic press, Marvel and PlayStation Magazine.


Scroll down this gallery to see Robert’s amazing sketches, and if you want to frame your own – place your bid!

More info: Instagram | Facebook | deviantart.com

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Mother Mary Helen 9 months ago

He has a sloth. JEALOUSY

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Mother Mary Helen 9 months ago

Dude has a pupper growing out of his head

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Harrison Rose 9 months ago

Cats do not care about personal space, or glasses.

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The Girl on Fire 9 months ago

He looks like the old man from Up!

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Ruby Brook 9 months ago

This is so awesome.

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Lee Marj 9 months ago

Behold! I have created FAAYAAAAAAAAH!

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WhiteMoonStar 9 months ago

Reminds me of Pokemon.

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Ruby Brook 9 months ago

You can capture the expression on their faces so well! Thats talent!

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Mother Mary Helen 9 months ago

Another sloth.... SQUEE

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Ruby Brook 9 months ago

Awww that is so so sweet

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De'leeze(fka moon) 9 months ago

shes very cute

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SlightlyBurntWaffle 9 months ago

This one is my favorite!

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De'leeze(fka moon) 9 months ago

CHINA!Love the pic and drawing

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Pretty Pangolin 9 months ago

Good one! It's flattering without being fake.

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McKinley Winkler 9 months ago

I want a cartoon make out of tgis girl

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Harrison Rose 9 months ago

Cool animation!

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Lee Marj 9 months ago

That cat is my spirit animal 😂

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Harrison Rose 9 months ago

His hair is crazy voluminous.

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Lee Marj 9 months ago

Sassy! 😍

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no 9 months ago

cute!

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Katelynn Marie 9 months ago

Love the fire-like hair! 👌💯

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Ruby Brook 9 months ago

Tht is so cute. Love the way you drew her

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Ruby Brook 9 months ago

her face is great!

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Ruby Brook 9 months ago

Aww... I love your style!

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Ruby Brook 9 months ago

the shading <3

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NinjaWolfy94 9 months ago

I want this hat too :P

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Night Time Kyle 9 months ago

in the photo she looks sad, but in the drawing she looks a bit more happier.

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Night Time Kyle 9 months ago

cute octopus

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Lee Marj 9 months ago

Awesome!

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Caroline 9 months ago

i LOVE this one!!!! 😍

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Ruby Brook 9 months ago

so cute

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Rhon 9 months ago

Fantastic

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Ruby Brook 9 months ago

She looks a lot younger in the drawing. I want those pjs!

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Sad Egg 9 months ago

I LOVE this one!

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NinjaWolfy94 9 months ago

Lorries! So cute lol

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Lee Marj 9 months ago

This has been my favorite piece! The smile's captured!

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Mew the Kitten Productions 9 months ago

That's amazing! HAHAHA

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Happiness is Hippo 9 months ago

What a little cutie <3

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Ruby Brook 9 months ago

I LOVE the glasses!

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Nervous Chaos 9 months ago

Hero material.

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McKinley Winkler 9 months ago

Pretty lady

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Nervous Chaos 9 months ago

The drawing looks like the spunky lead of a show!

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Ruby Brook 9 months ago

I love her hair in the drawing! You have a cool style!

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Kujo1d 9 months ago

That man's got swagger.

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Night Owl 9 months ago (edited)

scary but still somehow cute

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Nervous Chaos 9 months ago

Inquizitive and quiet are the two vibes I get from this.

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Nervous Chaos 9 months ago

Both the character and the art are lovely!

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WhiteMoonStar 9 months ago

You made her look like an old woman?

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Colleen Kennelly 8 months ago

Wow. Just wow!