Dawid Duda is a young digital artist with 1.5 million followers on TikTok. While other creatives on the platform may use it to share dance videos or more serviceable content, like grammar lessons, Duda keeps his artwork fun, lighthearted and a little bit weird.
The artist’s specialty is his cartoon mashups, where he combines unexpected characters to create brand new one that are as humorous as they are unsettling.
In the clip above, Duda mashes up Marge Simpson from “The Simpsons” with Stitch from Disney’s “Lilo and Stitch.” He replaces Marge’s yellow face and limbs with Stitch’s blue alien appendages — and the result is probably how you’d imagine Stitch’s mother looked back on his home planet.
In one video, Duda combines two Pixar characters — Nemo from “Finding Nemo” and Anger from “Inside Out.” The end result? A very happy fish man who is also on fire.
In another TikTok video, the artist mashes up Scooby Doo and Peppa the Pig into a pink dog with a pig’s head.
According to Digital Arts Online, TikTok has quietly become a hub for visual artists. Duda’s success on the social media platform, like that of many other illustrators, is partly due to the fact that the app allows artists to give viewers a glimpse into their fascinating processes.
Using the popular illustration app Procreate on a tablet, Duda shows his followers the digital tools he uses to merge any two images. Duda makes it look easy, although it takes a technical whiz to fully utilize any illustration app.
Check out Duda’s cartoon mashup in the video above and check out his TikTok channel @procreateicon to see more of his unique works of art.
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