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Artist Reimagines 20+ Disney Characters As Real People, And Elsa From Frozen Finally Looks Normal

Published 1 year ago

Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen is a 28-year-old artist from Finland, who says he was inspired by Disney characters when growing up. There’s no question where he took inspiration for his latest project – creating portraits of classic Disney characters as real people. “Since I grew up with a lot of these characters, the sense of nostalgia made it such a fascinating and a fun personal project,” said Jirka about the project.

Jirka started the project back in 2011, just messing around in photoshop, thinking how Ursula from the Little Mermaid would look in real life. “I’ve been inspired by the idea of re-envisioning these characters that we all know and love, in a way I would imagine them to look like if they were ‘more real,’ while still staying somewhat true to their original designs,” said the artist.

Jirka also mentions that creating these real-life characters is a process of trial and error: “As all of [them] do not particularly have extremely distinct facial features, it is often more about getting a sense of their personality across.”

Check out Jirka’s amazing recreations in the gallery below!

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#1 Moana From Moana

Image source: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen

#2 Belle From Beauty And The Beast

Image source: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen

#3 Captain Li Shang From Mulan

Image source: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen

#4 Prince Eric From The Little Mermaid

Image source: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen

#5 Nakoma From Pocahontas

Image source: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen

#6 Princess Anna From Frozen

Image source: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen

#7 Cruella De Vil From 101 Dalmatians

Image source: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen

#8 Kocoum From Pocahontas

Image source: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen

#9 Eugene Fitzherbert / Flynn Rider From Tangled

Image source: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen

#10 Princess Jasmine From Aladdin

Image source: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen

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