These Pop Culture Portraits Are Perfectly Poised

Phil and Rita from Groundhog Day are just two of Dakota Randall’s portrait subjects.
Phil and Rita from Groundhog Day are just two of Dakota Randall’s portrait subjects.

Sometimes you just want a portrait of your favorite characters from TV and movies on your wall. And when that happens, artist Dakota Randall is there. In conjunction with the Hero Complex Gallery, Randall has been creating beautiful, affordable, realistic-looking portraits for a few years now, inspired by dramas, comedies, sci-fi, fantasy, you name it. And after years of simply admiring the work, we thought it was time to shine a light on it.

All the pieces that follow, as well as those Groundhog Day portraits above, measure 12 x 12 inches each in limited editions of 135 and cost $25 each. Who else is available? Well, in the next 20 slides, we’ll show you way less than half. Every single character we’re about to highlight is part of at least a pair. You can see them all, and buy them, at this link, but check out a few of our favorites.

“Troy” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

There’s also Abed.

“Henry Jones Sr.” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

There’s also Henry Jones Jr., aka Indiana Jones.

“Doc Brown” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

There’s also Marty McFly.

“Phil” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

There’s also a Rita, as you’ve seen.

“George Bailey” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

There’s also a Mary Bailey. (These are my favorite ones.)

“Hans” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

There’s also a John, of course.

“Kevin” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

There’s also one for both of the Wet/Sticky Bandits.

“Yellow Bat” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

Several other screen-seen Batmen also have portraits.

“007 Pierce” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

All the other James Bonds have them too.

“Happy” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

There’s also a Shooter.

“Lloyd” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

There’s also a Harry.

“Champ” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

All the other members of the News Team are there too.

“George” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

The rest of the main cast is also available.

“Leslie” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

Several of her Pawnee office mates are also available.

“Michael” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

Laurie is also available.

“Trinity” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

Neo, Morpheus, and Agent Smith are also available.

“Jules” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

Vincent and Mia are also available.

“Mrs. Fox” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

Basically every character in Wes Anderson’s first few films is available.

“Wayne” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

Garth is also available.

“Buddy” by Dakota Randall

Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex
Image: Dakota Randall/Hero Complex

Clark Griswold is also available. Sort of related.

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