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Yoda with human skin is unsettlingly realistic

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(Image credit: Andrea Eusebi)

Despite only featuring in voice form in the latest Star Wars film, Yoda has been the talk of the internet lately. First, there was Baby Yoda (opens in new tab) and his tiny weeny toes. And now, there's been a resurgence of a character design from a few years ago: Yoda with human skin.

This 3D masterpiece, created Andrea Eusebi (opens in new tab), recently resurfaced after video game critic Olly Smith tweeted a photo of it (see below). This Yoda isn't green, which isn't that surprising. And there's something about the redness around his eyes and nose that makes him super-realistic. That and the ear hair and wrinkles, that is. (Perhaps Eusebi had been following our character design (opens in new tab) tips.)

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Eusebi details his concept on his blog (opens in new tab), including what Yoda with human skin looks like from various angles. The angle below is particularly unsettling.

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Eek (Image credit: Andrea Eusebi)

We should also note that considering Yoda is around 900 years old, he's in pretty good shape. We can only assume this is due to the strength of The Force.

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Sculpted from all angles it is. Yes (Image credit: Andrea Eusebi)

What's interesting about this Yoda is that Yoda's designer, make-up artist Stuart Freeborn, actually based the original puppet on his own face, as well as Albert Einstein's. So this new character design feels like something of a hybrid between their faces and Yoda. You can find out more about Freeborn and Yoda in the video below.

The internet seems to be going wild for alternative character designs at the moment. Baby Thanos (opens in new tab) and Baby Sonic (opens in new tab) appeared after all the Baby Yoda hype, so will we soon see a spate of characters with human skin? Is Sonic with human skin coming soon to an Instagram account near you? We sort of hope so. 

And if you've already created a fun new character, then be sure to share your designs with us via Twitter (opens in new tab) or Instagram (opens in new tab).

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Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Acting Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where her blogging prowess led her to become Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on art and design magazines, including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw, and got the 'Apple bug' when working on US title, Mac|Life. In 2018, she left the world of print behind and moved to Creative Bloq, where she now takes care of the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach through trying to please the Google Gods, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves ours readers as best it can. Her interests lie in branding and illustration, tech and sexism, and plenty more in-between.