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Artist Transforms Real Life Strangers Into Pixar-Like Cartoon Characters

3D Pixar Cartoon Characters by Lance Phan

If you’re a fan of Pixar, you’ve probably wondered what you might look like as one of their iconic animated characters. 3D artist Lance Phan makes those dreams come true by transforming ordinary people into uncanny cartoon versions of themselves. From one-person portraits to cute couple snapshots, the resulting stylized characterizations look just like stills from the animation studio’s next big movie.

Using submitted photographs as his reference, Phan works his magic by applying digital textures and three-dimensional modeling. Each work is a testament to the artist’s incredible talent, full of charming, high-definition details that bring out the personality of each character. From delicate strands of hair to glistening eyes, Phan’s characters have been given that enchanting life-like quality that Pixar is famous for.

It’s no surprise that there’s a long waiting list to get a “Pixar-fied” portrait. Phan’s work is so in demand, that he’s even started training other artists to help him in his studio. If you want to see how you’d look as a cartoon character, you can request a commission on Phan’s website.

In the meantime, you can see more of Phan’s Pixar portraits on Instagram.

3D artist Lance Phan transforms photos of ordinary people into uncanny cartoon characters.

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The resulting stylized characterizations look just like stills from the next big Pixar movie.

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Each portrait is skillfully rendered by applying digital textures and three-dimensional modeling.

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Lance Phan.

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