Culture, Design

Real-life anime eyes

One of the hallmarks of the Japanese anime/manga illustration style is the massively enlarged eyes of the characters*.

Certainly, it’s on the key hallmarks differentiating the characters from normal human beings. And now, even that distinction’s disappearing.

Ukrainian Anastasiya Shpagina has figured out how to do it, using only the Magic of Makeup. In the video below, she shows how to do what people have only previously been able to do with Photoshop and suchlike…


Anastasiya‘s been on Facebook since July of this year, and has been faithfully recording her many guises.  You can see some in the photos below, and of course you can check out her Facebook page for more.

Not sure whether I think it’s awesome, or weirdly uncanny valley and so gnnnn.

Anastasiya Shpagina. Credit: Anastasiya Shpagina


Anime kitten is anime (photoshop). More Photoshop animeification here.



* We won’t go into the hair in this post…


Reference: Saw this first on Laughing Squid.