World’s greatest artists are known to draw a lot of inspiration from reality, the real world. Most of the painters try and depict nature, the sculptors portray human beings, and the film-makers create films which are based off true and real stories.
There are so many artworks that we may relate to as they depict real things or rather, people. You may not know, but many cartoons have even drawn inspiration from real people.
Our world is packed with inspiration everywhere for artists of all disciplines. Most of the cartoons that we are familiar with have taken inspiration from actual human beings, and the resemblance is uncanny.
Here are 11 cartoon characters that are based on real people:
Mr. Magoo – W. C. Fields
Popeye the Sailor – Frank “Rocky” Fiegel
Dennis “The Menace” – Dennis Lloyd Ketcham
Jessica Rabbit – Rita Hayworth, Veronica Lake, and Lauren Bacall
Tinker Bell – Margaret Kerry
Yosemite Sam – Deadeye/Red Skelton
Skippy – Percy Crosby
Little Lulu – Marjorie Henderson Buell
Henry: Carl Anderson
Archie Andrews – Mickey Rooney
Betty Boop – Helen Kane