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Artist Uses AI To Turn Simpsons Characters Into Real People

Anish Vij

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Artist Uses AI To Turn Simpsons Characters Into Real People

An artist has remarkably managed to recreate famous cartoon characters into 'real-looking' people via Artificial Intelligence.

Hidreley Diao (@hidreley) is a contributor to online magazine Bored Panda and uses a combination of photoshop and three mobile apps - FaceApp, Gradiente and Remini to create his illustrations.

Renowned The Simpsons characters such as Moe Szyslak, Milhouse van Houten, Bart Simpson and Ned Flanders have been morphed into what look like real-life versions.

And believe me when I say this, you won't be able to unsee them.

A real life Moe Szyslak. Credit: Instagram/@hidreley
A real life Moe Szyslak. Credit: Instagram/@hidreley

In a piece for Bored Panda, Hidreley explained: "When we watch some animation, it is natural to accept the cartoonish proportions of the characters without any problems, after all, we are quite used to this type of trait.

"But what if, as in a spell, they became real, flesh and blood?

"I tried to bring them into our world through artificial intelligence."

This is how Bart Simpson would look if he were real, apparently. Credit: Instagram/@hidreley
This is how Bart Simpson would look if he were real, apparently. Credit: Instagram/@hidreley

He added: "I've done some similar posts by other authors here on Bored Panda.

"I wanted to try something out myself, and so I dove into the world of AI. This time, I challenged myself to try to do one on the theme of cartoon characters.

"In terms of how they all turned out, I'm more and more pleased with the results with each post I make.

Milhouse Van Houten. Credit: Instagram/@hidreley
Milhouse Van Houten. Credit: Instagram/@hidreley

"I really liked how Moe Szyzlak, Ned Flanders and Milhouse Van Houten turned out because initially I thought that the Simpsons drawing style would be very hard to emulate on 'real life' terms, but they are actually very easy to recognize."

Ned Flanders is spot on, I must say. Credit: Instagram/@hidreley
Ned Flanders is spot on, I must say. Credit: Instagram/@hidreley

As well as The Simpsons characters, he has also re-created a real-life Carl Fredricksen from Disney Pixar's UP, Moana from Moana and Ariel from The Little Mermaid, amongst many others.

The artist concluded: "I've been exploring the world of artificial intelligence recently, and I can tell you, it's a world without limits!

Carl Fredricksen. Credit: Instagram/@hidreley
Carl Fredricksen. Credit: Instagram/@hidreley

"With the rise of AI-assisted art generation, there are virtually (no pun intended) no boundaries for digital art, you just have to be creative and know how to guide the blind hand of the machine.

"I don't want to tease anything too early, but currently I'm working hard on a project where I'm trying to show what some prematurely deceased celebrities would have looked like if they were still alive... I hope it will turn out great."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: The Simpsons, TV and Film

Anish Vij
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