my academic blog for my graphic design course at the Arts University College at Bournemouth 2009-2012. © Jirka Väätäinen www.jirkavinse.com
Rapunzel from Tangled:
This is a continuation of my previous attempts to envision Disney characters in “real life”.
Posted in Photo Manipulation, Self Directed | 191 Comments »
You have done it again! This is perfect! Wonderful work!
Especially her eyes, so Rapunzel!
Love it. Always looking forward to these.
I am so glad you find the time for these, and I know I’m not the only one. Amazing as always!
You got her spirit!! <3
Outstanding… Makes me want to watch the movie again!! Thanks for sharing your art with us
Very cute! I love this movie, so thank you.
I agree, Looks just like Dakota Fanning!!
Wow, that’s really good. It’s funny; she looks familiar. You know, I would really love it if you did Princess Kida from Atlantis, or Alice from Alice in Wonderland.
she reminds me of Amanda Seyfried >.<
I was totally thinking the same thing!
Rapunzel also reminds me of Annasophia Robb! She has a very modern American girl look!
agree she does!! love that actress!! <3
She reminds me of Dakota Fanning…
She also kinda has a Dakota Fanning look to her….
LoL I thought they same thing!
I was thinking the same!
Great Picture!!! she reminds me of Amanda Seyfried. I hope you consider doing Alice from Alice in Wonderland
Thats one of my favourites so far! And I think she almost looks like Amanda Seyfried.
Perfection! Absolutely dazzling! I love her!
May I ask who is next?
PS- I like that you sometimes reply to your fans. Very cool. ^_^
I do try!
Thanks I haven’t had time to think about who I might be doing next. Won’t probably be till next year anyway..
very very cute!!!!!!!
I want to see to short hair version!
An impudent suggestion.I'm very sorry.
I also want to see with short hair!
You should definitely do Alice next!
Please, please, please!
Incredible job! You know, looks lots like Dakota Fanning.
I was thinking the exact same thing.
She makes me think of a cross between Amanda Seyfried and AJ Michalka.
She is adorable! I recognize her from the movie, but she could live down the street from me! Very realistic.
Love your work, been following you for about a month and it’s great stuff, both the disney girls and your other design work. Keep it up!
This is so pretty! I love it!!
OMG I LOOOOVE HER!! She’s Amazing! and you’ve managed to capture her personality perfectly Great job!
That’s a lot of hair……
Thanks for this one!
Yes! She kinda does look like Dakota. But wow, this has got to be my favorite, head to head with jasmine at the very least. But it’s so cute! I love it. Great job!!!
Thanks Glad you like it
Perfect. You is really very good artist!
the disneys princess end now…
make the jane of tarzan now please!
The color of her face seems a little off from the rest of her body?
Fair enough. I always try to imagine a light hitting the faces, so I tend to go for a lighter tone there
These are very nice photo manipulations.
Since they are photo manipulations it’d be nice, considering some of them are clearly famous actresses/women you are using, if you linked to some of your source work.
Thank you! The thing is that I never just use one source or image, but combine elements from multiple images. The original references do get lost in the process, and you can’t really refer back to the sources once finished.
I love this ^_^
On tumblr I always look back at your princess post to look for updates, and out of all the princesses you have done so far, I think this is by far my favorite! Part of it might be because I watch the movie a few days ago xD. Your work is so beautiful!!
When you run out of ideas for disney princesses, maybe you could try to make the princes/male characters, and also the villans? Start with Aladdin or Eugene (from Rapunzel)
Thanks for the suggestions. I don’t think I will be making the princes, but could always consider exploring some villains if I ever find time…
AMAZING! she looks like Amanda Seyfried! just some suggestions, you could do the non-disney princesses like Anastasia, Odette, and Thumbelina if you like! I’d love to see those
Thanks! But I think I might want to keep this project to Disney characters only. Just because I’m not as familiar with these other characters, and frankly, I haven’t got the time . Hope you understand
I saw Amanda too and AnnaSophia Robb
Please continue to make these they are so awesome. And there are still so many left that you can do! Please continue with this series!!!
Please make FLYNN RIDER!!
Sorry, but I don’t think I will be making the men! Thanks for the suggestion though
OH! She is adorable! Better then ever expected!
OK! Very cute and playful. Now Tinkerbell… Ready? Set? GO!
wow! She looks a LOT like the actress AnnaSophia Robb. Very Pretty! Since this is a photo manipulation? May I know who’s picture did you use in this? She really reminds me of AnnaSophia…
Thanks. I used a bunch of different people as references, including AnnaSophia, Amanda Seyfried, Gemma Ward, Michelle Trachtenberg, Dakota Fanning, Ashley Olsen, as well as non-celebrities.
Yay! Here she comes. I love Rapunzel and your interpretation fits perfectly with how I imagined her.
it looks like you took a picture of amada seyfried and changed on photoshop the texture of the picture and the outfit…..it looks nothing more than a little manipulation from one of many amanda seyfrieds pix that she has online….i just looked and there are a chunk of pictures with the same exact expressions from her pictures
Fair enough, but that’s not what I’ve done here, though. I do realize that with the technique I am using it can be hard to appreciate the effort that goes into this.
i know how to photoshop manipulate as well….i have done it for 5 years….i took classes for it….why not make ur own not using another image of course as to make something realistic you need to look at real eyes, lips, etc. but why not go a different route….they are really good don’t get me wrong but some of them look like you made them and others look copy and paste
LOVE LOVE LOVE
have you ever thought of doing the princes?
Sure I have thought about it since people request it a lot, but I don’t think I will ever be doing the princes. Sorry!
This is amazing!
The only Disney princess left I can think of is Princess Eilonwy from The Black Cauldron.
Vet inte om du förstår svenska men; OH! va fina bilder! Gör mer real-life-disney!!
/ wrote in swedish above, i love your real-life-disney pictures! Make more of em!
Ja, jag förstår! Tack ska du ha
This is amazing, as are all of your other disney works! My favorite is Belle, but that is probably just because she has always been my favorite princess. I’d love to see Tinkerbell and Wendy from Peter Pan. Plus, Alice (in Wonderland) would be great too!
Please do Alice in Wonderland and Tinkerbell!!!!! <3 LOVE your work!!!
Please do Jane from Tarzan my name’s Jane too btw :p
I love this serious! I can’t wait for more to come out! I hope you do Kida from “The Lost City of Atlantis”. You are so talented can’t wait for more!
Thank you for the comment
Gorgeous! I love all of your pics. Are you ever going to do a Disney guy like Aladdin or Tarzan or Peter Pan, or any more villains? Just wondering ’cause you’re going to run out of Disney heroines soon.
Thank you! But I don’t think I will be doing the guys. I have been thinking of doing more villains, but at the moment I just can’t find the time. But we will see!
These pictures are beautiful Can you please draw Belle from the Beauty and the Beast? She is my absolute favorite
Thank you. I have already done one on Belle
oh, I thought Meg was the first, because there were many pictures of different topics below her image… I found Belle, she is great
I love all your works and I’m an instant fan! I even blogged about your works I bet if you created real life portraits of Disney Princes like Aladdin, Prince Eric and Flynn Rider, they’d look handsome for sure! Good job and keep it up!
Thank you for the comments and for sharing my work
wonderful is very real-life
she looks soooooooo awesome! one of the best! great work, you are super talented! : )
Thank you very much!
I love these… It would be cool to see princes as well! And maybe tinkerbell and wendy, And yes I was also thinking your Rapunzel looks like you used amanda seyfried as the inspiration, but I can tell its not a photo of her.. but if rapunzel was real.. ya this would be her!! Lol
I am glad you like these But there will be no princes… sorry!
I’d like to see Flynn next to her!
I love Your work.
Your art complite my childhood.
I haven’t found time for her yet!
You really should do an Anastasia realistic. I would DIE! and she’s SO beautiful!
Thanks for the suggestion But I have never seen the movie myself, and to keep this project concise, I might want to stick to Disney characters only
Oh, and all of these are absolutely AMAZING! I show everyone them and everyone is in awe over how amazing and realistic they all look. BRAVO!
Absolutely fantastic! It’s so amazing seeing them as real women! You have an amazing talent.
Looks like a cartoon version of Amanda Seyfried
Wow! You are so talented!
I just had to stop by your blog and say that your envisions are stunning
I would just love to see with which picture you started.. it is a photo manipulation right?
Thank you very much! It’s not just photo manipulation, but a combination of different techniques, so I don’t start with one particular photo. I combine elements from various photos and paint digitally as well.
You know there is another Disney princess that will come out soon called Merida!!!
These are so awesome! D You are amazing! Can you do Princess Kida from Atlantis? That would be awesome!
Thanks! I’m not familiar with the movie, so I don’t think I will be doing her anytime soon
Incredible!!!! Please keep this up!!
This is so beautiful. Rapunzel come to life! You should do the Disney Princes too, ooh, or the villans!
Thanks! I dont think I will be doing the princes but maybe more villains some day!
Woah!! Did you take real people and make them look like the princesses?? Thay’re amazing!!
Thanks! I use pictures of real people, and blend and mix features to create something unique.
Your Disney pictures are very good. I’d love to know your inspiration for Rapunzel. She looks exactly like my 16 year old daughter. The resemblance is uncanny.
Thanks! I have listed some of my inspiration in the comments somewhere!
I absolutely love your Disney Princesses images. They’re stunning. Please continue doing these characters who mean so much to so many people! I’d love to see Wendy (Peter Pan), or Jane (Tarzan). Or have you thought about doing non-disney animated characters? Like Anastasia? I think she’d be interesting to do. Also, have you thought of selling prints? I personally would love to own the collection and display them in my home. And they’d make fantastic presents to children and adults alike! Anyway, keep it up. I always check back to see if you’ve added another!
Thanks! I don’t think I will be doing non-disney characters for now. And unfortunately I am not selling prints of these at the moment since I am afraid that there might a copyright issue with the Disney brand.
i’m guessing that the face on this image is taken from amanda seyfried’s, isn’t it?
Not as it is, just some of her features mixed with a lot of others
She looks so much like Amanda Seyfried .Did you use her picture?
Great work.Keep it up.
Thanks! I did use her likeness partially, among others of course!
Thank you for your reply and Happy New Year
Love it looks just like Amanda Seyfried! i thought for sure that who played her voice cuz the cartoon looked so much like her!
I think it looks like you pasted a picture of Amanda Seyfried’s face onto a Rapunel body.
all your “real-life” disney princesses works are AMAZING! I’m looking forward to see more of it.. =)
Please do Eilonwy!
I am not familiar with this character. Sorry!
My favorite! Just found you but totally love. (I’ve never actually tried digital art but I always like how it looks.)
Her eyes! you soo got her!
She’s so pretty! You’ve done a great job, and she looks a tad bit like Amanda Seyfried! Cool!
Very nice! Exactly how I would imagine her in real life. Looks a lot like Anna Sophia-Robb.
I’d love to see Kairi from Disney-SquareEnix’s Kingdom Hearts.
Yay! Rapunzel!!! This makes me so very happy!
If you ever get the chance, will you do Alice from Alice in Wonderland? I think it would be stunning to see her as well, although she’s not a Disney Princess. You could draw her with the Cheshire cat.
Hopefully I can find time for Alice in the future!
These are all just soo amazing and compeltey COOL! i love them. your an inspiration to me nd probably to alot of other ppl as well=)
I just found your works because of yahoo and I have to say it’s amazing!!! Just wondering are you going to be doing non disney princess, but still disney characters like Alice… And if you complete the disney project would you move onto non disney stars like Anastasia? (i feel like you’d do an amazing job with her!!) Once again amazing job
Thank you! I don’t think I will be moving to non disney characters, since I am struggling to find time for these as it is. But I will try to find time for some other Disney characters…
reminds me a bit of Dakota Fanning. Great job!
Would love to see Tinkerbell or Alice (In Wonderland). I love your work. Amanda Seyfried would make a good Rapunzel!
Your work is just perfect… But where is Anastasia ?
Greetings from France.
Thanks! She’s not a Disney character, and I think I might want to keep this project somewhat concise…
She looks wonderful! I don’t think that her face or head shape is quite right though. Or maybe her head’s skin tone doesn’t quite match. I don’t know, something is just off there.
However, the rest of her looks absolutely amazing! You’ve done a wonderful job!
Your work was noted in the local news of my country
Hello! Thanks for letting me know
I think this is your best blonde so far! Honestly, I think she looks the most ‘American’ of all your blonde princesses. But also she looks the most ‘Real-life’ like a beautiful person you’d see on the street, not just a model. I do like the sassy brunettes, too. Great great job on your work. Thanks!
All of your work is so awesome! Your work is very lifelike and well done.
Would love to see some Disney animals tho, haha!
Thank you! Haha, I am not sure if this would work with animal characters though
I so love your fairytale illustrations in real life. Here is my series of the fairytale girls all dressed up for today. Check them out. If you click on the thumbnail you can see them larger.
Thank you! Great job on your project as well! I really love the outfits on Belle (I assume that’s her?)
Wow… just awesome. Love the whole Disney princess thing you are doing. YOU SHOULD DO THE GUYS! I wonder how hot Flynn Ryder would look realistically! XD
Keep it coming!!
Thanks I don’t think I will be doing the guys though.
I’m so glad you have been continuing this!!!! Every one is amazing! Is Rapunzel the last or will you do some more? I have this obsession with Tinkerbell and would love to see what she would be like in real life! It also would be cool to see the rest of the fairies from Pixie Hollow too, even though they are new to Disney. (Rosetta, Iridessa, Silvermist, Vidia, and Fawn)
Again, beautiful work!!!!!
Thank you! I am not familiar with the other fairies, so I don’t think I will be branching out to those. But I will definitely try to find time for some new Disney females in the future!
Absolutely beautiful series. I would love to see Tinkerbell done. I can only imagine what you would do!
I absolutely ADORE your Disney girls! They are all so well done and true to the characters.
I was wondering if you could maybe film what you do to make these? Not necessarily a tutorial, but more like a “watch the princess come to life” video. You know, cut some things out and speed up the video so it’s not forever long, because I know these pictures have got to take a long time to make. Anyway, I’d be really interested in seeing the process that goes into creating such amazing works! I’m so amazed by what you do!
Thank you! I will definitely consider doing a video!
I love all of these photo manips you’ve done so much! You’re incredibly talented!
These look great! How about Sleeping Beauty next!
Thank you! I have already made Sleeping Beauty though
Is that dakota fanning? ew, way to ruin such an awesome character! your work is great and its awesome what you are doing, just wish for this “real life” rapunzel you had chosen a different female photo, looking like dakota just ruins it
how did u do that?? so awesome..
Combination of different techniques; photo compositing, manipulation, digital painting etc. Thanks
I’d love to see Jane from Tarzan, keep her in mind and do her when you have the time!
You should make Alice from Alice in Wonderland as well as Tinker Bell from Peter Pan. I love these!!!
Can you please do tinker bell??? Thx! amazing work! very talented!!! love it!!
I will definitely consider doing her in the future. Thanks
Yes, it reminds me of Dakota Fanning; lovely picture
She looks familiar.
If you don’t mind, will you send me the start pictures you used? firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks! I love your work!
I don’t usually have particular pictures to start with I am afraid! But I’m glad you like my work
GREAT JOB!!!! Right on the money with this Treasure!!!!
Dead On Likeness! – Thank you for sharing!!!!!!!!!
I SO WANT TO BUY THIS! AMAZING WORK!
WOW! I would love to see more villans, Like Mother Gothel, and Gaston.
She looks a bit like Amanda Seyfried =) but beautiful art nonetheless. All of them. I know you have gotten many request and still recieving them but if it is not too much to ask I would like to suggest Princess Anastasia, I am well aware she is not a disney princess but I feel like she should be hahaha so if you could create her real life picture I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you. And keep creating masterpieces.
So cute! Amazing I love all the Disney characters, great work. You’ve got talent.
She looks like Emma Stone! Amazing work
cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i like this !!!!
You’ve done a such wonderful work.
I love it !
And I blogged it !
she looks like a mix of amanda seyfried/dakota fanning
Rapunzel is one of my favorites! Your work is incredible.
From France: So wonderful!
This is amazing! They all are!
I’ve got a request… will you do Melody (from Little Mermaid 2)? I’d love to see that.
Also, have you considered doing the princes?
Thank you! I don’t think I have seen any of the sequels, though. I have considered doing the princes, but it seems like I have decided against it. Unfortunately, I haven’t got enough time and motivation for those.
Wow! AMAZING! You used the eyes of Anne Sophia Rob right? She is really a rapunzel “look-alike.” Totally LOVE it
Thank you! The eyes are a mix of many. But I’m sure you can still see traces of her there as well
Great work…it is so amazing looking at all of your pictures. I have some suggestions you could try if you ever had a a chance, wendy from peter pan or a new disney character meredith from the new disney movie brave!
Thanks! I’m actually working on Wendy at the moment Not sure when I can find the time to finish her though….
Dakota Fanning and Evanna Lynch (played Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter series)
Looks EXACTLY like Amanda Seyfried!
Loove all your Disney princesses!
She’s beautiful !
Jirka, your work is simply amazing. I am a bit curious, have you or will you do one for Eilonwy? Frankly, I think she’s a lovely character, and one often forgotten about. Anyway, you’re very talented, and I find your work incredible
Thank you! Unfortunately I am not familiar with the character myself…
That’s completely okay! Not many people have! She’s the secondary protagonist of Disney’s 1962 film, The Black Cauldron. It’s based of a series of books, The Chronicles of Prydain, about Welsh mythology. I do recommend you watch it, if ever you have time Again, I love your artwork!
I was wondering if you’d managed to see if you could make any prints at all? I would love to have one And, as everyone has said, these are amazing! Makes me believe the fairytales are real!
Haven’t found a way to do that, sorry! Thanks
How do you do these??? Do you start with a photo of someone who looks like them?
It’s all digital and a combination of various techniques – photo compositing, manipulation and digital painting. I do reference photos, but I do not just start with one photo, but combine elements from a lot of different photos.
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