As if getting older didn't ruin your childhood enough, artist Miguel Vasquez is ready to shatter the last of your precious memories with his terrifying real-life 3D renderings of classic animated characters.
Most of us who grew up during the 90s will probably remember Nickelodeon's animated series Hey Arnold!, but after this you are going to wish you didn't.
Since 2015 artist Miguel Vasquez has been ruining childhood memories and traumatizing his Instagram followers with his creepy, real-life 3D renderings of animated characters.
Recently Vasquez took on the spiky hair and football-shaped visage of Arnold Shortman from Hey Arnold!.
And in just one image the once lovable, misshapen character was turned into a deformed abomination of grotesque proportions.
What is seen cannot be unseen.
Not satisfied with forever cursing the image of Arnold, Vasquez also included Arnold's best friend Gerald in his demonic campaign to ruin your childhood.
It's hard to look away from Vasquez's disturbingly hypnotic work, but you may require trauma counseling afterwards.
@Itsmiketheboxer No https://t.co/Vd4UR3O9Xg— Tommy Vercetti (@Tommy Vercetti)1551198350.0
@Itsmiketheboxer https://t.co/PGH9Y2Fqcg— Bailey “Bulldog” Barker (@Bailey “Bulldog” Barker)1551201491.0
@Itsmiketheboxer @BlueSpheres07 https://t.co/KUxF2HT7Db— That Dude That Draws (Comms closed for now!) (@That Dude That Draws (Comms closed for now!))1551205932.0
@Itsmiketheboxer https://t.co/ZZOtWRAq1Y— Μεναηs ッ (24 days ‘til my B-Day! 🎉) (@Μεναηs ッ (24 days ‘til my B-Day! 🎉))1551349959.0
@Itsmiketheboxer https://t.co/xlUEupR8TH— Connor #ReleaseTheWallaby (@Connor #ReleaseTheWallaby)1551202148.0
As incredible as the renderings are though it seems anyone with good sense just wants them to go back into the box.
@Itsmiketheboxer https://t.co/TJmKG03LEu— HappyShazz (@HappyShazz)1551201471.0
@Itsmiketheboxer @funnyboijulius https://t.co/Cjiuz4evN4— ☢️ Radio Bones ☢️ #TeamSorcbunny (@☢️ Radio Bones ☢️ #TeamSorcbunny)1551220171.0
@Itsmiketheboxer https://t.co/w3f4ikhlGZ— Malcolm Thomas - Cartoonist| Commissions Open (@Malcolm Thomas - Cartoonist| Commissions Open)1551203949.0
@Itsmiketheboxer EYE- https://t.co/rMD5rU0rd2— Starlah E (@Starlah E)1551206432.0
@Itsmiketheboxer Please. https://t.co/SY3Sga8HX2— Alan Lee (@Alan Lee)1551222203.0
But the nightmare doesn't stop there. Spongebob, Patrick, and Homer Simpson are just a few of the other characters in Vasquez's army of the damned.
Spongebob and Patrick strolling down the beach enjoying the nice sunset 😎 https://t.co/Y5vw3y7e3T— Miguel Vasquez (@Miguel Vasquez)1546915883.0
Handsome Thanos. https://t.co/KyluojnKxs— Miguel Vasquez (@Miguel Vasquez)1546509197.0
Finn https://t.co/Kob2SY8hw5— Miguel Vasquez (@Miguel Vasquez)1541834853.0
Courage the Cowardly Dog. https://t.co/JObmeehSSz— Miguel Vasquez (@Miguel Vasquez)1530692680.0
Nigel Thornberry. https://t.co/37paBnVgFs— Miguel Vasquez (@Miguel Vasquez)1526974521.0
My 3D re-imagining of what Homer Simpson would look like in real life. https://t.co/NVkyO65ItC— Miguel Vasquez (@Miguel Vasquez)1534520923.0
More than anyone Vasquez knows just how unsettling his work is. But for him, that's part of the fun.
"I figured that Arnold's football shaped head would transition well from 2D to 3D," Miguel said in an interview with Buzzfeed about his recent work. "And provide a great laugh or shriek to those who loved the show back in the day!"
when someone accidentally stumbles across my artwork https://t.co/pWTHcxiajA— Miguel Vasquez (@Miguel Vasquez)1551432936.0