To convey an identity, portrait artists will often plunge the depths of the subject's appearance - creases are accentuated, scars are highlighted, characteristics are enhanced to become readily-grasped visual nudges. For their illustration series, Hey Studios have stuck a colourful, chunky middle finger up to such rules.
Each of their cutesy pop culture portraits contains less detail than a postage stamp, yet manages to convey who the character is with surprising clarity.
We've selected a few of our favourites below, but you can view the full range over on the every_hey Instagram profile.
(Images: Hey Studios)