People Around the World Ask This Artist to Reimagine Them as Cartoons

Cartoon Portraits by Robert Dejesus

Have you ever commissioned a caricature artist for a hilarious (if also uncannily accurate) portrait of yourself? Illustrator Robert Dejesus merges the quirky energy of traditional caricatures with his own expressive anime-like style. People from around the world commission him to transform their photographs into whimsical cartoon characters that pop off the page.

Dejesus enhances each person's individuality by emphasizing their most prominent features in the portrait, whether it be a big pair of glasses, spritely curly hair, or a toothy smile. His enchanting, cutesy style is amazingly versatile, as it is able to seamlessly flatter each unique face. What really brings the cartoon portraits together, however, is Dejesus's keen understanding of shapes. Whether it's a square jaw or round eyes, the talented cartoonist is able to use graphic geometrical shapes to render his characters with an appealing suppleness.

In addition to making cartoon portraits, Dejesus also uploads drawing tutorials to his YouTube channel. These helpful video guides show viewers how he illustrates a range of subjects in his signature style. On his channel are tutorials on drawing Baby Yoda and Kirby, as well as different types of Pokémon.

You can commission your own cartoon portrait by visiting Dejesus's eBay. Scroll down to see more drawings from his portfolio, and follow Dejesus on Instagram to keep up to date with his latest creations.

Illustrator Robert Dejesus draws amazing cartoon portraits of real-life people.

Cartoon Portraits by Robert Dejesus

Dejesus uses a reference photo to reimagine his subjects as quirky cartoon characters.

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Margherita Cole

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.

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