These Terrifying Spongebob Images Went Viral And Now The Internet Is Too Scared To Sleep

Graphic artist and student Miguel Vasquez had the Internet freaking out this week after he posted these lifelike images of everyone’s favorite underwater homies, Spongebob Squarepants and his best bud, Patrick Star. But hold on to your seats, kids, because your childhoods are going bye-bye.

The lifelike versions of Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star are terrifying.

Credit: Miguel Vasquez

The self-taught 3D animator from Ontario, California told mitú he’s always been obsessed with human versions of his favorite animated characters.

Credit: Miguel Vasquez

“Well, I have always been a fan of popular character renditions. Ever since high school I would find myself searching up images on Google of “real life Homer Simpson” or “Spongebob human form.” I have a fascination with alternative forms of popular characters. So I learned about 3D character design towards the end of high school and from there on I managed to make my own take of Spongebob and Patrick and soon to be the whole cast of Spongebob!”

You hear that kids? He’s working on bringing the whole cast to life! I wonder what Plankton, Sandy and Mr. Krabs will look like in your nightmares?

If the rest of the Bikini Bottom residents look anything like this image of Patrick, you may never sleep again.

Credit: Miguel Vasquez

Do you even lift bro?!

Spongebob’s smile is normally infectious, but Vasquez’s version might give you an infection.

Credit: Miguel Vasquez

This version of Spongebob is staring into your soul and has a sneeze or two up his sleeves.

After being posted on Reddit, the images quickly made their way to Twitter where people appropriately flipped out.

Upon seeing the images, this Twitter user said “nope” and buried themselves under the sand.

Some argued that there were already live versions of Spongebob and Patrick.

Although closer to the original, these leave out the part where the new images are horrifying.

So as much as you’re used to your best underwater pals being cute and cheerful, like these guys…

Credit: Nickelodeon / Giphy

Good luck scrubbing this image of them out of your mind.

Credit: Miguel Vasquez

Vasquez also said, “My hope in the future is to become a 3D character artist in both the film and video game industry,” he said. “I’m still learning, but I’m better than I was a year ago!”

On being a Latino artist in the 3D world, Vasquez told us:

“Personally, I don’t think it makes a difference to be a Latino artist. There are ton of Latino artists in the film and video game industry who have made a name for themselves. It doesn’t matter what background you come from as long your work speaks for itself. Studios will hire you regardless of how you look. How do I know? Well, because I’ve personally met minorities such as myself at conventions who have worked on films like “Transformers” and video games like “Uncharted 4.”

We have no doubt he’s going to be successful — he’d already given night terrors to all of us who grew up on The Sponge.

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