Bristol's Ben Hickling is a heck of an artist, bringing cute and brilliantly textured characters to the Web using a host of techniques. His Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario, Totoro and other illustrations don't just replicate what makes the original illustrations of those characters so fun to look at, they leap from the digital space like movable models from a stop-motion animated film. See a selection of some of our favorite pieces by the artist after the jump.

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