Modern Celebrities Photoshopped into Old Russian Generals

UK artist Steve Payne has created an awesome set of celebrity portraits by photoshopping their heads, quite seamlessly, onto the bodies of old Russian generals. The original paintings, by English portraits artist George Dawe, show Russian generals who had successfully fought Napoleon in the Patriotic War of 1812. In over a nine year period, Dawe completed over 300 portraits.

"One thing I’ve always wanted to try is to incorporate someone into a painting, mimicking the painterly brush strokes and making everything fit and work nicely and look natural and stuff," Payne says. "There’s an art to head swapping, I’ve seen so many awful attempts. The most important things to consider are anatomy, perspective and lighting. If you can get those things right, you’re more than halfway there. My artistic ability serves me well with this stuff, I can just tell if something looks wrong."

Here are twelve of our favorites.

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Comment by Katie Rivera on October 13, 2011 at 10:12am
I want the Bill Murray, so much.
Comment by Arlene on September 29, 2011 at 3:37pm
i like the bill murray one.
Comment by Marica on September 26, 2011 at 3:14pm
ahahhaha, I agree with sAm 100%!
Comment by sAm on September 26, 2011 at 2:03pm
Most believable: Sean Connery
Least believable: Charlie Sheen (LOL!)
Comment by MC Winkel on September 26, 2011 at 1:45pm
Ah, quite cool! :)

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