By Margherita Cole on May 16, 2020
Do you know a celebrity’s face well enough to draw it? Artist Dino Tomic puts his skills of observation to the test in a whimsical series of illustrations that feature portraits of famous celebrities in nine iconic cartoon styles. Keanu Reeves, Billie Eilish, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are just a few of the A-listers to be captured by his digital pen.
Tomic uses a large repertoire of recognizable cartoon styles which he rotates for each celebrity rendering. Among them is the wide-eyed dollface of The Powerpuff Girls, the edgy expressions of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and the cutesy, minimalist faces of Adventure Time. The Croatian artist finds the signature features of each celebrity—like Bob Ross‘s permed hair or Robert Downey Jr.’s goatee—and uses it as the foundation for building a recognizable cartoon version. Tomic renders the nuances of the television styles so well that each playful caricature looks as though it was taken straight from the show itself.
Although the artist utilizes some of the same styles when approaching a new celebrity, none of them feels formulaic. Tomic brings a fresh take on each Simpsons and South Park-inspired drawing. Additionally, he often includes an unexpected version in the assemblage, like the geometric faces of LEGO minifigs and an emoji face.
Scroll down to see some of the best celebrity drawings from Tomic’s series, and follow the artist on Instagram to keep up to date with his latest creations.
Artist Dino Tomic draws portraits of famous celebrities in different cartoon styles.
This brilliant series of illustrations features Keanu Reeves, Bob Ross, Billie Eilish, and others in the recognizable style of The Simpsons, South Park, Adventure Time, and more.
My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Dino Tomic.
Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.Read all posts from Margherita Cole