A digital artist Jirka Väätäinen has created portraits of ‘real life’ Disney Princes. The artist has already attracted an enormous fan base with his ‘Real Life Disney Characters‘ series. While staying true to his subject’s original traits, Väätäinen took inspiration from actual photos, combined various elements on Photoshop, and then finished off his reproductions with a touch of digital painting.
“At first I thought doing the guys would be a chore since I have always been more into female beauty,” Vaatainen told ABC. “But I learned that it was as much fun recreating the guys and exploring their unique features, since often the male characters have stronger, more distinctive features.”
“I think a lot of people, like myself, have grown up with Disney and been fascinated and looked up to these characters,” Vaatainen told ABC. “I have learnt that a lot of people have been able to relate to my versions and agree with my vision that this could indeed be what the characters would look like in real life. The great thing about having more of a realistic face, will allow people to feel even more deeply about these characters, see them as someone relatable or swoon worthy.”
Prince Eric, The Little Mermaid
Prince Charming, Cinderella
Prince Adam, Beauty and the Beast
Prince Phillip, Sleeping Beauty
John Smith, Pocahontas