Mr. Bean Painting

Photo credit: Rodney Pike

Rodney Pike, an illustrator and caricature artist, demonstrates his expert photo manipulation skills with these hilarious insertions of comedian Mr. Bean into famous historical portraits. For those familiar with the original pieces, it’s a nice surprise to see this star’s awkward facial expressions underneath a feathered cap, a head of long golden hair, or the recognizable coif of George Washington’s. Continue reading for more images and information.

Mr. Bean

According to My Modern Met, “Pike expertly matches colors, lighting, and texture in order to seamlessly incorporate the face of Rowan Atkinson’s character into the traditional portraits, making sure that the Photoshopped portions share the same painterly quality as the original works of art. In addition to his effort to make each image as convincing as possible, Pike also adds extra details to make each digital manipulation even more delightful, such as the sneaky appearances of a pair of panties and Mr. Bean’s trademark teddy bear.”