Marcelo Ventura Reimagines The Concept of Pop Culture Characters in Dark-Style Illustrations

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Marcelo Ventura Reimagines The Concept of Pop Culture Characters in Dark-Style Illustrations

Now, Marcelo has an interesting way of introducing himself: the Frustrated Artist, a hostage to a secular Freudian materialist education of a Cartesian Newtonian paradigm.

Many self-taught artists have no formal education but have extraordinary skills, talents, creative ideas, and artworks.

One of them is like this artist, starting from a hobby and happy drawing, Marcelo Ventura, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, rearranging TV, film and video games and other pop culture characters, from the 80s and 90s with the style of presentation which is quite scary but very interesting. This artist has 54.5k followers on his Instagram account.

Check out the amazing artworks below!

1. Baby Yoda

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[Interview originally conducted in Portuguese and translated into English]

In an interview with Bored Panda, he said, “I am nostalgic of the ‘80s and ‘90s. I love to resurrect characters from this era in a comic book style. In a style that is strongly influenced by legendary artists such as J. Scott Campbell and a duo that inspired me a lot in my teens (and continue to do so), Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo,”

2. The Strange Things Kids

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”I like to connect and associate with different universes. I usually choose a character and try to insert it into a certain context, whether it is from a movie, series, or a book. For example, mashing up Buzz Lightyear with Alien, Scooby & Shaggy with Into The Wild, Mario Bros with The Walking Dead, and so on.”

3. Princess Merida

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Now, Marcelo has an interesting way of introducing himself: the Frustrated Artist, a hostage to a secular Freudian materialist education of a Cartesian Newtonian paradigm. We asked him why he considers himself the Frustrated Artist: “Like many artists, I would love to live only on my art. However, the lack of opportunities and a little bit of self-esteem, too, hinders me from taking bigger steps forward in this career.”

“I have many drafts and ideas that will soon materialize on a piece of paper. It’s things like Hellboy, ThunderCats, and, most definitely, Rick and Morty, who are currently the two characters I like to draw the most.”

4. Po (Teletubbies) & Sadako (The Ring)

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5. The Little Mermaid

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6. Rick & Morty, Beavis, And Butthead, South Park, & Others

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7. Scooby & Shaggy & Into The Wild

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8. Buzz Lightyear vs. Alien

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9. The Little Prince

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10. Alice The Madness Returns

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11. Dumbo Joker

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12. Harley Quinn & The Jokers

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13. Pennywise & Coraline

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14. Vanellope & Wreck-It Ralph

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15. Bojack, Rick, Bender & Others

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16. Princess Peach & Yoshi

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17. Hotel Transylvania

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18. Bananas In Pyjamas

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19. Captain Planet

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20. Rick, Morty, & Summer

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21. Princess Jasmine & The Genie

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22. Pucca

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23. Finn, Marceline & Jake

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24. Princess Peach & Zombie Mario & Luigi

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25. Him, Jessie, Cruella De Vil & Others

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26. Captain Planet

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27. Masha & The Bear

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28. Scooby & Shaggy

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29. Naruto & Hinata

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30. Sorceress Of Castle Grayskull

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31. Princess Peach, Zombie Mario & Luigi

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32. Malebolgia

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33. Tinker Bell

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34. Earthworm Jim & Princess What’s-Her-Name

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35. Rick & Morty

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36. Jack Skellington & Sally

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37. The Grinch

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38. Rick & Morty

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39. Captain Planet & Amazonia

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40. Buzz Lightyear

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41. Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)

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42. Quailman

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43. Princess Carolyn, Todd & Bojack

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44. The Triplets

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45. Dungeons & Dragons-Inspired

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46. Red Power Ranger As A Woman

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Source: Bored Panda

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