Do you ever wonder how those cute cartoon characters look like when they turn into skeletons? You don’t need to wonder any more since you can easily find the answers in illustrator, computer animator, visual effects artist and pop culture connoisseur Filip Hodas‘s cartoon fossils series.

This is an unusual yet playful digital art series that envisions the preserved remains of our pop icons as if they were fossils. But why Skull? why fossil? Why someone want to turn the cute cartoon characters into something not that pleasant or a bit scary? Filip Hodas’s comments on his behance site probably will answer your question.

“I have always enjoyed creating skulls, so I decided to combine my skull passion with 3D and some of my favorite childhood cartoon characters. Initially, I wanted to make them stylized as dinosaur fossils set up in a museum environment, but later decided against it, as the skulls didn’t look very recognizable on their own — especially with parts broken or missing. That’s why I opted for less damaged look and also added some assets to each of the characters. To make it more cartoony I decided to contrast the realistic look of the skull with colorful flat backgrounds.”

canis goofus

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spongia bobæ

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mus minnius

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anas scroogius

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canaria tweetea

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homo popoculis

Image belongs to: Filip Hodas

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