Cartoon characters are far from being realistic and most of us can't even imagine what they would look like if they existed in real life. That's when artists come to the rescue and show us what famous characters would be like if they were more human.

Hossein Diba went beyond just drawing these characters in 2D, this artist makes full characters using 3D software and the result speaks for itself. The 3D models are full of tiny details and hard work, perfectly transforming the cartoon characters we all know and love.

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#1

Mario From Super Mario

Mario From Super Mario

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snekvibez
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1 month ago

It's a me...

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On Artstation Hossein writes: "I'm a character artist. I do Modeling/Sculpting/Texturing and shading of Characters for games, cinematics, 3D print, and... I have been designing Characters & Creatures for different projects since 2008. I have been working both as full-time & freelance artist and have Strong knowledge about Human Anatomy."

#2

Mr. Potato From Toy Story

Mr. Potato From Toy Story

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Fred
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1 month ago

He looks like Steve Harvey

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#3

Buzz Lightyear From Toy Story

Buzz Lightyear From Toy Story

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iblowsheep
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1 month ago

George Clooney---sort of????

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Creating 3D models requires lots of work, experience, and training, especially if you're making something realistic. You need to know anatomy and how the human body works, you have to have a lot of knowledge on perspective, shadows, and many more things. Often, professional 3D modelers spend months creating a model. They not only have to create the sculptures, but also optimize them and get them ready for animation.

#4

Grampa Simpson From The Simpsons

Grampa Simpson From The Simpsons

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Katie Lutesinger
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1 month ago

"One way is to tell 'em long stories that don't go anywhere! Like the time I took the ferry to Shelbyville. I needed a new sole for my shoe. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. You couldn't get the purple kind, 'cause of the war! The only kind you could get was these big yellow ones. So I bought a ticket to Morganville, which was what they called Shelbyville back then. The tickets cost a nickel, which in those days had bumblebees on 'em! Gimme five bees for a quarter, you'd say! Now where was I? Oh yes, so the point is I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time..."

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#5

Goku From Dragon Ball

Goku From Dragon Ball

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Melina Lee Lozano
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1 month ago

This isn't an actor?

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Hossein doesn't only create famous characters and personal projects. He has achieved great things during his career. Hossein worked with popular triple-A companies like CD Projekt on their most recent video game "Cyberpunk 2077." Hossein also contributed to video games like Royal Rumble 2016, Modern Life, Evolve, Atom Universe, Alan Wake remastered, Fallout New Vegas, and Batman Arkham Knight. He's currently the Lead Character Artist at WWE.

#6

Ned Flanders From The Simpsons

Ned Flanders From The Simpsons

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V 2000
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1 month ago

i prefer the original gary-oldma...5d5adb.jpg gary-oldman-614b9d95d5adb.jpg

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#7

Jessie From Toy Story

Jessie From Toy Story

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 month ago

Creepy.

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A website called Nuts wrote about Hossein and his work: "Born in Iran, Hossein Diba is a Digital Artist specialized in character realization for games, animation movies, and 3D prints. Since childhood, he has always loved painting and, as he watched the first movie of the Jurassic Park saga, he began imagining his future as a modeler. At the time, computer graphics were quickly evolving and Hossein especially focused on discovering 3D and its countless opportunities. His strong passion drove him to practice for years, becoming a specialist in modeling, sculpture, texturing, and shading of both characters and fantastic creatures. Alongside his passion for computer graphics and 3D, Hossein has also developed a deep knowledge of human and animal anatomy, which further contributes to the exceptional concepts and rendering he shows in his works. His artistic inspiration comes both from traditional artists, such as Rembrandt whom he admires for his portraits’ lighting technique, and from digital artists such as Rafael Grasseti, Luc Begin, and Michael Knowland. Hossein has both worked as a freelancer and as a team member on titles such as Royal Rumble 2016, Evolve, Atom Universe, and Fallout New Vegas."

#8

Milhouse Van Houten From The Simpsons

Milhouse Van Houten From The Simpsons

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Melina Lee Lozano
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1 month ago

If his mouth was smaller it would look more human

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#9

Bluto From Popeye

Bluto From Popeye

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Melina Lee Lozano
Community Member
1 month ago

The cuddles

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#10

Luigi From Super Mario

Luigi From Super Mario

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Emily Turner
Community Member
1 month ago

He looks like a pervy uncle.....

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#11

Red Harlow From Red Dead Revolver

Red Harlow From Red Dead Revolver

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
1 month ago

I really like the cocky smirk.

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#12

Bruce Wayne From Beware The Batman

Bruce Wayne From Beware The Batman

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Ryan Deschanel
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1 month ago

"I am a human. A human from earth. Just like you, my fellow earthian humans."

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#13

John Marston From Red Dead Redemption

John Marston From Red Dead Redemption

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Melina Lee Lozano
Community Member
1 month ago

He looks way better drawn

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#14

The Aliens From Toy Story

The Aliens From Toy Story

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Emily Turner
Community Member
1 month ago

Omg I died laughing....This is what Netflix would do if they made Toy Story a Show

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#15

Charlie Brown From Snoopy

Charlie Brown From Snoopy

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iblowsheep
Community Member
1 month ago

Alfred E. Newman with a bad hair disaster?

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#16

Krusty The Clown From The Simpsons

Krusty The Clown From The Simpsons

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Jan Feline
Community Member
1 month ago

First solid no

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#17

Arthur Morgan From Rdr 2

Arthur Morgan From Rdr 2

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Diana Strassburg
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1 month ago

Wheres the difference?

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#18

Cover Girl From Gta III

Cover Girl From Gta III

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JuniorCJ82
Community Member
1 month ago

She looks like if Kate Upton and Jessica Alba had a baby.

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#19

Cover Girl From Gta 5

Cover Girl From Gta 5

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Eric Mac Fadden
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, Lindsay Loha.... NOPE! Better stop right there or "they" will sue me

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