Imgur user samuelorsaumell has developed a series of photo manipulations under the apt title Celebrity Photoshop Bobbleheads that features some of today’s most prominent stars as disproportionate people with abnormally giant heads. Like a set of wobbly-headed figurines that furnish many desks, these reimagined celebrities are cartoonish in their warped proportions yet oddly believable due to the artist’s skilled abilities.
From leading ladies like Emma Watson and Jennifer Lawrence to scene-stealing men like Will Ferrell and Michael C. Hall, the series presents a fully rounded collection of unnaturally large famous faces on comparably small bodies. The digital artist shared these life-size bobblehead images on reddit where it was met with a flood of attention and praise for his clean craftsmanship.
The photo manipulator explains his process: “It’s actually pretty simple, most of these images are ~5 min jobs. The process is mostly just: 1) Copy the head onto a new layer. 2) Reduce background to 65% size (that’s the value I was using anyway) 3) Puppet warp the base of the neck/hair to get it to match with the shrunk background as much as possible. 4) Mask away (with a soft brush) the edges of the head layer to make it consistent with the shrunk background.”