These Lifelike Paintings of Cartoon Characters Look Better Than The Original

Isabelle Staub is a US-based artist who specialises in portraiture and character design. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she uses her skills to turn cartoon characters and popular culture icons into her own unique and often super lifelike creations. Seeking inspiration in everything from Disney princesses and Powerpuff Girls to Pennywise the Clown and Tarantino movies, Staub transforms each of her subjects with a wholly distinct style of her own.

“From the moment I could hold a pencil, I was drawing and creating everyday,” she writes. “Art is a direct reflection of the artist. As such, my artwork is a reflection of who I am, constantly evolving and improving and not limited to one medium or style. I let my art tell viewers a story, connecting them to a place, time and emotion. I pour my heart, mind and soul into every piece I create.”

1. Buttercup, The Powerpuff Girls

2. Pocahontas

3. Tiana, The Princess and The Frog

4. Kidagadash Nedakh, Atlantis: The Lost Empire

5. Mulan

6. Ariel, The Little Mermaid

7. Meg, Hercules

8. Nani, Lilo & Stitch

9. Debbie Thornberry, The Wild Thornberrys

10. Penny Proud, The Proud Family

11. Kim Possible

12. Cinderella

13. Snow White

14. Belle, The Beauty and The Beast

15. Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

16. Esmeralda, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

17. Anastasia

18. Bliss, The Powerpuff Girls

19. Blossom, The Powerpuff Girls

20. Bubbles, The Powerpuff Girls

21. Jasmine, Aladdin

22. Moana

23. Aurora, Sleeping Beauty

24. Pennywise, IT