The Simpsons have been turned into real life people and it’s terrifying
One artist has stunned people everywhere after he managed to recreate famous cartoon characters into ‘real’ looking people.
The man behind the magic, Hidreley Diao (@hidreley), a contributor to online magazine Bored Panda, revealed that he uses a combination of photoshop and three mobile apps – FaceApp, Gradiente and Remini – to produce his bizarre images .
Famous characters from The Simpsons, including the likes of Moe Szyslak, Milhouse van Houten, Bart Simpson and Ned Flanders, have been made to look like real people, all with a little help from artificial intelligence.
They are beyond disturbing.
A real life Moe Szyslak. Credit: Instagram/@hidreley
In a piece for Bored Panda, Hidreley explained: “When we look at some kind of animation, it is natural to accept the cartoon-like proportions of the characters without any problems, after all, we are quite used to this type of characteristic.
“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 what Bart Simpson would apparently look like if he were real. Credit: Instagram/@hidreley
He added: “I’ve done some similar posts by other writers here on Bored Panda.
“I wanted to try something myself, so I dived 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
“I really liked how Moe Szyzlak, Ned Flanders and Milhouse Van Houten turned out because at first I thought the Simpsons drawing style would be very difficult to emulate in ‘real life’ terms, but they’re actually very easy to recognize.”
Ned Flanders is spot on, I must say. Credit: Instagram/@hidreley
As well as the Simpsons characters, he also recreated a real-life Carl Fredricksen from Disney Pixar’s UP, Moana from Moana and Ariel from The Little Mermaid, among many others.
The artist concluded: “I have recently explored the world of artificial intelligence, and I can tell you, it is a world without limits!
Carl Fredricksen. Credit: Instagram/@hidreley
“With the rise of AI-assisted art generation, there are virtually (no pun intended) no limits to digital art, you just have to be creative and know how to guide the blind hand of the machine.”
The artist has since produced even more images using artificial intelligence with one of his more recent works attempting to reproduce actual photographs of historical figures.
He took to Instagram last week and captioned a series of images with: “What if they lived in the 21st century now? Imagine meeting one of them in a party or even in a supermarket?”
Such historical figures include the likes of Zeus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Matau Tathonca, Hatshepsut, Mary Shelley and even the Statue of Liberty.
I don’t know about you, but I would definitely find it strange to meet a real Statue of Liberty at the supermarket.
Talk about the advancement of technology.