Saad Artaud Illustrates YMCMB Stars as Hyperbolic Caricatures

 - Dec 12, 2011
References: saadarto & nanodu44.deviantart
Modern day musicians are pretty much exaggerated cartoon characters, so it made sense for Saad Artaud to draw them as such. Who can honestly say that the antics of rapper Lil Wayne aren't as charismatic as icons like Mickey Mouse or Bugs Bunny? It's actually a surprise Weezy wasn't drawn in this quirky cartoon style sooner.

Saad Artaud is the young visionary behind these images and he currently works as a professional artist in France. He is a devoted hip hop head and plans on illustrating everyone involved with YMCMB in the near future. Thus far, he's drawn numerous pictures of Lil Wayne, Lil Twist and Drake, but viewers can expect a full rendering of Nicki Minaj in the near future.

It's actually quite spectacular to see an artist blend urban street art with digital animation aesthetics.