my academic blog for my graphic design course at the Arts University College at Bournemouth 2009-2012. © Jirka Väätäinen www.jirkavinse.com
I guess this was inevitable… Ursula did need someone to pick on. So may I present to you Ariel brought to life:
Posted in Photo Manipulation, Self Directed | 55 Comments »
Your Ariel is amazing!
I made a post on my blog about your real life princess.
Greetings from Brazil!
Hi! Thank you! Glad you like it, and thanks for making a post about my work as well :)
Can you do Snow White?!!!!
Absolutely beautiful work, Jirka. Tremendous! You have a wonderful eye in portraying these characters in realistic terms. I am a big fan of Disney animation. I would love to see you do an interpretation of Kim Possible
Thanks a lot :) ! To be honest, I probably wont end up doing one of Kim, only because I’m not familiar with her as a character. Thanks for the suggestion though!
I seem to remember the Disney animators were using Alyssa Milano as the model for Ariel. Just throwing that out there. Nice work none the less.
Perfect! The mischievous look in her eyes is just so cute.
This is so strange, but your Ariel looks exactly like me! It’s like looking at a photograph of me…. My friends and family agree!!!! How weird!!!!
That is a cool coincidence!
Hahaha! That is a CRAZY coincidence! I thought the same thing when I saw it! I freaked out!! Even my parents said the same thing! Hey twin ;) haha
Hey twinss xD same here, all my friends and family agree
It looks just like me too, I bet we look the same. It looks more like me when I was a little younger, which makes sense because I think Ariel was supposed to be 16 or so, now I’m 23
Wonderful work! Ariel reminds me a lot of Mandy Moore. You captured the innocence and playfulness of the character very well!!!
Ariel is so cute! She looks like the kind of girl every boy would want to approach because she is so giggly! No wonder she won Prince Eric’s heart!
You know… its really strange, but if I had black eyebrows… and perfect skin this looks a lot like me too. Its actually really bizarre. I might even make this a facebook profile pic of course with your consent and name under it. But I am laughing so hard at the resemblance. Great work!
Thank you :D
This looks like you too? Maybe we are long lost twins because everyone is telling me that this looks like me!
Okay if you two look like this pic I have got to find out if you’re single and near Dallas. I seriously want to know who the model is.
Now Im just super curious to what you look like, but I’ve been told many times I look like somebody. Maybe were becoming the melting pot. We have many long lost twins. Hahha!
That makes 3 of us haha
I saw this and was like… NO WAY. haha We must be some real cute girls ;)
how did you do this? at first I thought it was a painting. Are you using real images and then painting the rest in? I don understand? but I LOVE IT!
A mixture of photo compositing, manipulation and digital painting :) So yes, real images and painting. Thanks a lot!
Great Work! Congratulations from Chily
PS: I miss Cinderella, PLEASEEEEEE!!!!
This one’s my favorite! I hope you don’t mind if I made a blog post about your Disney Princesses art work. I hope you’ll make one of Snow White in the future. :)
Glad you like it! I don’t mind at all :)
Wow this is great! Do you have a higher resolution version available?
Thanks! no higher resolutions available I’m afraid…
I really like your works. And here you’ve captured the innocent, mischievous, 16 YO Ariel. :D love love!
—Fellow artist from the Philippines
Is there anyway to purchase any of these disney characters?
Not for now, since I am not sure if there would be a copyright issue with Disney or not…
Just wondering, who is this modeled after. She is super pretty and Ariel-like!
There really is no particular model here… Just mixed a lot of different looks together :)
Wow, I thought this looked a lot like me as well. I even have the same hair color! What a strange coincidence that so many other girls say the same thing.
who is the model in this or did you freestyle it? every one of your princesses look wonderful. bravo, bravo, braVO!
It’s not based on one particular person. I mixed features of a lot of people to achieve my vision, so I guess you could call it freestyling :) Thanks!
Her tail is awfully stubbly, lol and I know someone who looks just like belle and cinderella
Yeah, I did realize that the tail could have been longer! Oh well… :D
I had to repost this to my instagram because my friends tease me that I look like the cartoon. Now that I’ve seen this painting I’m convinced! I might be your real life Ariel! Check out my instagram a_little_bird
Apparently a lot of people look similar to my version of Ariel :)
Wow she looks really similar to a Mexican Actress called “Thalía”. It’s like you made her a mermaid!! it’s so cute n.n
Y’know, the more I look at these, the more I fall in love completely with your work, princess-related or not.
It’s all GORGEOUS.Especially the princesses. Yes.
Thanks a lot!
But there's something weird going on with her right arm (on the left side in the picture), it looks all distorted.
Thank you :) I appreciate your input! I actually worked closely with a real life reference when it comes to the upper body here. My arms get distorted just like that if I were to lean on them like that. I do realise that it can look a bit off.
Omg, She has the Exact same face as me! 100% thats what i look like! and my arms do the same thing! and same hair! wow! Its like looking at a picture of me :), its awesome!
You know Ariel was based on the actress Alyssa Milano?
Yeah, I have heard that mentioned a few times now :)
Amazing work!!! I know you’re probably super bush but Ariel is my favorite. I was wondering if there is any way maybe you could do a couple more of her. Even with different face structures. I think it would be really beat to see her done in the scene where she is walking out of the water in the blue sparkle dress, or even her beside the girl that Ursala becomes to win the prince.
I hope that doesn’t sound pushy. Thanks for sharing your great art!
Busy not bush haha
Thanks :) But I don’t think I will be doing alternative versions of these.
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