my academic blog for my graphic design course at the Arts University College at Bournemouth 2009-2012. © Jirka Väätäinen www.jirkavinse.com
She is finally here.
This is a continuation of my previous attempts to envision Disney characters in “real life”.
Posted in Photo Manipulation, Self Directed | 127 Comments »
Love it! You are just too awesome!!
I was wondering when you would do her :). I’m glad you finally did!
Like always, another great work. Congratulations!
She’s perfectly exquisite and exquisitely perfect!
she looks kinda pissed off? I expected her eyes to be bigger and her nose smaller. just my opinion!
Oh, definitely did not intend to make her looks pissed off? Thanks for the input though
Beautiful!!! I’ll be pissed off too if left to clean the house… it’s perfect Jirka. Keep walking.
Lovely. Looks a bit like Dianna Agron from Glee, to me.
looks freaking fantastic. This is probably my favorite…think you’re gonna do rapunzel any time soon?
Thank you! I am glad you like it. Definitely one day… might take a while though!
Amazing! I know she’s not a Princess but I’m a huge Alice in Wonderland fan, I would love to see your thoughts of that!
Thanks! The characters I do don’t have to be princesses, so we will see!
Your work is amazing! Such great interpretations. Will you be doing a rendition of Wendy (Peter Pan), Alice, or Tinkerbell?
Thanks! Not sure yet
I think she’s just wonderful!!
Oh my! She is too beautiful in the face! No wonder the step sisters envy her!
Absolutely Stunning! Your artwork is fab!
I believe she is in thought of ‘really..” or “do I have to that, again…” expression, though, perhaps she maybe slightly irritated. This is how I picture Cinderella to be with a slight variation. Each to their own. Great work. ♥ Love to see more! xx
Thank you! I was indeed going for a thoughtful look.
Awesome. I’m waiting for rapunzel. Anyone else you planning on?
Thanks! But I haven’t come up with any new plans yet
I hope you will do the same for Alice, Wendy and Tinkerbell!
Please right(?) tangled(>_<)!!
I am japanese…(english spel…:-(
Thanks you SO much! She is by far my favorite character and you did a GREAT job. Beautiful! Thanks again!
Me and my wife both grew up with Disney movies so we’ve both been really excited following your renditions. Best we’ve ever seen by far. Thanks for giving our child-like imaginations just a little more life.
Thanks for the comment! I’m glad you can appreciate my work
Could you do rapunzel? These are great!
Thanks! probably one day!
What a great project! I can’t wait to see more.
That’s cool. Could you try at least once male characters like this handsome guy?
Image link: http://lialia.tumblr.com/post/92289372/holy-crap-its-tommy-wiseau-ohrohin-this-is
How in the world do you create these? They are amazing. Are you working from real life models wearing costumes? I’m so curious (I perform as princess characters in my own real life).
Thanks! No, I’m not working from real life models wearing costumes. I start by creating the faces by picking, mixing, combining and blending features from various real life photos. The costumes are added later in a similar way with more emphasis on digital painting.
I love this so much! She’s so perfect.
Any chance you’ll be doing Rapunzel in the near future? I would just LOVE to see that. Oh my goodness.
Your work is breathtaking, please keep it up.
Thank you! Not sure about the near future, but will definitely try to find time for her one day!
She’s definitely my favorite so far!
Glad you like it!
omgsh thats amazing shes my favorite disney princess you did well
Are you going to make their men real too? That would be sweet! I love all of these so keep them coming!
Don’t think I will, I am afraid! Thanks though
I think they’d look awesome, but do what you do these are incredible.
She’s beautiful. Congratulation.
she is gorgeous! those lips! wow!!! those eyes!!! beautiful!
Your Disney Real Life renditions are simply superb. They just blew me away at how life like they are. You have an extraordinary gift. You definitely have to do more when time permits. I would love to see what Rapunzel would look like. Also any chance you would do any of the princes or rest of the evil villains? I would love to see Cruella Deville.
Allyson; Phoenix, Arizona
Thank you! I will definitely look into creating more villains, but I doubt i will be doing the princes.
Is there anyway I could purchase or print these? I love all the Disney characters! I would love to have a collection!
Not at the moment I am afraid…
bravo! take your time! im loving the surprises! what other projects are you working on now since the disney is a bit of a side project now from school?
i saw your works on yahoo and now im obsessed. you take amazing photos!
is it just me or does she look like Diana Agron?
I just went through all of the cartoon pictures and compared them too what you drew and realized that you are soo right, this is definitely what they would look like in real life. And great job on cinderella, I feel like she mightve been the hardest because when i google imaged the pictures, i didnt see many facial specific things to go off of that the other disney characters had. Great work, cant wait to see what you got next.
Yeah, that’s why it took me a while to get to Cinderella. I was more drawn towards characters with stronger features that I was inspired to portray. And thank you so much for the comment
It DEFINITELY isn’t just you. I totally agree, and noticed that right away.
CAN YOU DO RAPUNZEL NEXT?!!! i would be soooo happy if you do
Not sure if I am gonna do her next, but definitely one day!
AMAZING!!!! I love these pictures. Who will you be doing next?
Thanks! I haven’t started working on anyone else yet, but Rapunzel seems to be a common request…
That would be a lot of hair.
You did this in photoshop? Did you manipulate an already existing picture of the character or a real person or both? or did you start from scratch?
Yes, I did this in photoshop. I don’t really work with existing pictures of the characters. I use various pictures of real life people and then take elements from those to work on and manipulate in Photoshop. In a way you could say its from scratch since I don’t start from an existing composition, but work towards a vision of my own.
I’m surprised no one has asked for Ariel. That’s my pick since you’ve done the others I like already. or Alice?
That’s because she has already been done
I missed her. Where? Yes, this makes me lame.
Beautiful! I vote Rapunzel now!!
I love your work and would love to see more in the future. Especially Alice
This is amazing! I’m really looking forward to Rapunzel! She’s one of my favorite characters.
You are awesome!!!! It so “REAL”, Maybe next time do some
” 3D” Pic…..wait you pic~~~
te felicito por tu trabajo, es verdaderamente maravilloso.
Absolutely amazing work! I especially enjoy this one. Thanks for bringing the beauty of Disney’s princesses to life.
Absolutely stunning as always, Jirka! Do you have a G+ page, if I may ask?
what are your next disney projects? can’t wait to see more of your work.
Your work always amazes me. I actually do have a request for other characters that don’t get too much attention. One of them would be Princess Kida from the movie Atlantis.
I don’t actually know if you’re only doing princesses, but it would be awesome if you did Wendy, from Peter Pan. Then there’s Alice in Wonderland, Jenny from Oliver and Company, Jane from Tarzan, and Lilo from Lilo and Stitch. I know that you often do manipulation at a certain age range, but I just hope that you’ll put these in mind.
She’s lovely! When will you have Rapunzel as your next work, Sir?
Thank you! As soon as I have time to finish her. Might take a while though!
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She looks a bit like Dianna Agron
Princes! And gowns! I would love to see them dressed up! How bout some more
Woah. Simply stunning. I’m always blown away by your work. And Cindy’s no exception. Amazing job.
Looks amazing! How about Rapunzel, or perhaps Jane from “Tarzan?” That would be incredible.
Aww Cindy looks so pretty here. She kind of looks like a younger Grace Kelly too.
you look like you took a picture from jessica biel and grace kelly…..why dont you create ur own women instead of copying and pasting images togather….ur not very original
I have not referenced either of those people. This is just my way of doing things.
Hehehe, @Ishtah: I don’t see both in this image. You know, when you combine and create something, it always turns out to look like something that is already there. I mean, most plants are green, but each one is an original creation. Just sayin’
Vastaa mun mielikuvaani!
looks a bit like Christina Applegate
Prince Charming P L E A S E ! ! !
To me this is hands down Jennifer Garner. I love these princesses! Great job! Fun to guess whose body parts are whose. :]
This is probably my favorite one. She looks so thoughtful. Amazing!
I love how she embodies the character of Cinderella: gentle, humble, and beautiful. Great job!
All the princesses look AMAZING!!! I love your work!
Diana Agron, are you in there? So beautiful!
I definitely vote Jane from Tarzan, and seeing the men would be wonderful too! This is a fantastic set for your portfolio, truly amazing!
she’s beautiful! like all of them
what about fern from charlotte’s web?
Thanks! I don’t think I am familiar with that character though!
Even without the smile I think you captured a deeper side of Cinderella. The side that thinks lol, she looks a bit pensive like her thoughts are so complicated we could never figure them out. At least that’s what I think haha and she still looks so sweet. Love it
Jennifer Garner and Rachel McAdams look-alike..
hello from Japan.
so amazing and beautiful!
i want to see another pictures of cinderella!
i hope you will upload them
Hello, and thank you! Unfortunately, I won’t be doing several version of Cinderella, or any other character for that matter. But I hope I can find time for some new unique characters in the future!
Beautiful! I would LOVE to see Kida, or Tinkerbell! Oh, and of course, Alice Oh! Oh! And Ariel’s sisters along with Jane from Tarzan!!!!
i would like to know whose pictures did you use for this because she kinda looks like diana agron and a hint of jennifer garner.
Neither Diana or Jennifer were the inspiration here. In fact, this is one of the ones where I have not been heavily inspired by particular celebrities – it was more about working towards achieving my vision of the character.
Amazing work! Perfectly depicted! It’s funny how I can see some Kim Basinger in there… Perfect my friend!
Wow.. so beautiful how did you do that? i thought they were actually real people so awesome! love disney! thank you for bringing it to more to life i have see all of your others just one word..Beautiful keep up the amazing work! and good luck for the future
Thanks They are a combination of various techniques, photo manipulation, digital painting etc.
Her face looks a lot like Renee Zellweger’s.. A lot.
But you did an amazing job! I’m very curious to see Alice, since that’s my favourite Disney movie..
This one is my favorite, beautiful!
Jane, I agree. She´s Renees look-a-like.
She reminds me of Quinn Fabray from Glee! I believe the actress’ name is Dianna Agron.
She has a resemblance to Taylor Swift. Or is it just me? Love your artworks ♥
My vote has to be for Cinderella. With lips like Rebecca Romijn.
Out of curiosity, did you draw inspiration from Rebecca for Cinderella?
Thanks! Nope, I have not consciously thought of her here
beauty, classic, but looks real.. love it..
she looks like jennifer garner to me!
She looks like Dianna Agron (Quinn on Glee).
Looks like Juliette Lewis
She looks like Rachel McAdams!! Holy cow.
Thank you for taking the time to make these wonderful pieces of art. I love my Disney Princess, my favorite is Cinderella and you have done an amazing job on all of them. I also enjoyed Snow White, Aurora, & Ariel. Tinkerbell’s dress was so cool and the colors you used in Rapunzel, wow! I hope you continue to do what you want in your art, not what other people tell you. Artist tell their own story, that’s what makes art interesting! Good luck and thank you, M.K.
Thank you! Your comments mean a lot
WOW!! Looks like Kate Bosworth!!!!!
totally dianna agron.
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