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Fan Art Turns SpongeBob and Patrick Into Horrifying Live-Action Humans

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob Squarepants! For almost twenty years, the misadventures of SpongeBob and his aquatic friends have entertained fans on television and on the big screen. So far, Spongebob has remained blissfully animated even when he encountered David Hasselhoff during The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Perhaps that was for the best, now that we’ve seen what a live-action SpongeBob could look like.

Via The Huffington Post, digital artist Miguel Vasquez created 3D sculptures of SpongeBob and his good friend, Patrick, if they were live-action characters. And let’s just say that the end result was closer to Clive Barker’s Cenobites than the beloved children’s cartoon. A Twitter user going by the name “Max Goof” posted the images online earlier this week and they quickly went viral.

It’s definitely impressive work from Vasquez, but it’s also an undeniably creepy take on the two fan favorites. Vasquez told The Huffington Post that he created the images of SpongeBob and Patrick back in April because he wasn’t satisfied with the previous “SpongeBob human form” images that he found online. He also told the outlet that his “first initial take was to give SpongeBob pimples instead of holes on his face, since he is portrayed human here. But I went with the holes instead.” Meanwhile, his work-in-progress Squidward looks related to Prometheus‘ Engineers:

You can check out the rest of Vasquez’s work on his ArtStation page. It’s quite striking, and we’re interested in seeing what he comes up with next.

What did you think about Vasquez’s live-action take on SpongeBob and Patrick? Let us know in the comment section below!

Images: Nickelodeon Animation Studios/Miguel Vasquez

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