Artist “Normalizes” Cartoon Characters And Now Internet Fights Over Which Is Better
Illustrator Roosa Karlsson aka TheNamelessDoll, has a name for that specific female character look you’ll see in almost every Disney animated movie. She calls it a “baby face”.
“The reason I call the phenomenon “baby-face” has nothing to do with a round face shape, but more with ‘huge eyes+big head+tiny body’,” writes Roosa. “Basically, when animated women are designed to have the same main features as babies/children. This has recently started appearing a lot in CGI animation, but has been very common in manga/anime for a while (especially shoujo).“
To highlight the technique Karlsson has Photoshopped a series of images where she gave famous animated characters a more realistic face proportions. The changes are subtle, but the overall impression actually changes quite a bit. Which fueled quite a few debates around the internet about whether that look promotes unrealistic beauty standards or that it just a way of expression and should always be left for the artist to decide. What are your thoughts on this?
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