Art is the window to one’s soul.
You know how we all say eyes are the window to the soul? Well, it can be taken even further when you talk about creations whether it be a drawing, a song or even a written poem. Each one of these gives us a view of the person soul who created it. And let me just say this particular artist has a lot to say. I am ofcourse talking about Marcelo Ventura from Brazil. He has taken it upon himself to reflect real-life issues in his art through the use of pop culture icons and cartoons that we have come to adore.
His art pieces not only touch a deep nerve in many people but they are also breathtaking. That is why it is so hard for many people to believe that he is actually self-taught. I know I personally couldn’t believe it but it is the truth and he has been doing it for quite a while. That is why we wanted to take some of our favourite works from his art pieces and showcase them in one comprehensive list. These are by no means the best ones out of the bunch since I would go as far as to say each piece he creates has its own dark and unique story.
So just scroll below to enjoy.
#1 You will find many secrets in this image, even Spongebob is here.
#2 Why does this picture evoke so much sadness in me?
#3 Merida is certainly looking like the huntress she is supposed to be.
I am nostalgic about 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.I like to connect and associate different universes. I usually choose a character and try to insert it into a certain context, whether it is from a movie, series, or book. For example, mashing up Buzz Lightyear with Alien, Scooby & Shaggy with Into The Wild, Mario Bros with The Walking Dead, and so on. 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. –Marcelo Ventura
#4 Baby Yoda is looking as adorable as ever.
#5 If you haven’t played Alice: The Madness Returns, you should.
#6 All of our favourite icons, in one place.
#7 The kids from stranger things are ready for anything.
#8 Joker has changed quite a lot over the years.
#9 If Teletubbies were terrifying enough already.
#10 The little prince is here.
#11 Isn’t the end always near?
#12 A crossover between toy story and alien seems terrifying and fun.
#13 They are all grown up now.
#14 All our beloved characters from Hotel Transylvania.
#15 What do you get if you miss the joker with dumbo? This monstrosity.
Marcelo has over 150 k followers on Instagram right now and while they might seem like a lot, it isn’t nearly enough especially when you take into account the amazing level of detail in each of his works. And if you love his art style as much as I do and want to frame it on your bedroom wall, then you are in luck. Because you can buy whatever size of painting you want right here without any hassle. So go over there and support him!
#16 Genies are technically supposed to look a bit demonic according to history.
#17 It seems Princess peach saw The Walking Dead.
#18 When the roles get reversed.
#19 What is Coraline doing with Pennywise?
#20 All the best villains in one place!
#21 Did they replace the twins from The Shining?
#22 Is that an old rickety elevator?
#23 Scooby and Shaggy don’t seem to be doing so well.
#24 Superheroes? Or villains?
#25 Yoshi certainly looks quite angry here.
#26 Naruto has never looked this cool in the actual anime.
#27 Captain planet is back.
#28 Who isn’t surprised to see Marceline bursting out of the cake?
#29 Such a beautiful drawing.
#30 The Sorceress from Castle Greyskull is looking a bit banged up in that cage.
What are your thoughts on his artwork? Comment down below to let us know. And don’t forget to share with your friends so they enjoy it as well.