Artist creates lifelike illustrations of Disney princes

MELBOURNE, Australia (WISH) — An artist based in Melbourne, Australia is getting international attention for some of his latest work.

Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen specializes in graphic design, illustration, photo manipulation and art direction but recently his “Real Life Disney” series has gotten people talking.

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Väätäinen envisioned “what the guys and girls of Disney might look like in real life,” according to his website. A while back, he posted illustrations of some Disney princesses on his site and later released images of Disney princes.

Everyone from Ariel, to Queen Elsa, to Tarzan and even The Beast came to life in Väätäinen’s creations. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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