The planets as anthropomorphic characters

Alberta College of Art and Design student Mary, AKA Thoughts Up North, created these fantastical characters based on the planets of our solar system: "The colors are all based off the planets' true colors, and the designs are a mix of the names' mythos and Holst's "The Planets" suite. They get progressively less human the further they are from the Sun, which I thought was fun."

Pictured above are Mercury, Venus and Earth; Mars is gonna be everyone's favorite. Pluto fans will be delighted at its inclusion–maybe. [via Metafilter]