my academic blog for my graphic design course at the Arts University College at Bournemouth 2009-2012. © Jirka Väätäinen www.jirkavinse.com
Jane from Tarzan.
This is a continuation of my previous attempts to envision Disney characters in “real life”.
Posted in Photo Manipulation, Self Directed | 219 Comments »
I’ve been checking your works, they’re AWESOME! All of them… I started a graphic design course this year, and I’d like to tell you that you became a strong reference to me (:
Just for curiosity, what tools have you used to manipulate those amazing Disney characters’ portraits?
Hey Giovanna! Thanks, I’m glad you like my work. It’s all done in Adobe Photoshop🙂
She is really beautiful. I continue to LOVE your work on these Disney characters. Awesome job. Keep it up…PLEASE.
Thank you! I will try my best to keep finding time for these🙂
AHHHH!!!! SHE’S SO BEAUTIFUL!! Excellent job as usual! You’re just so amazing. I hope you do Wendy, Princess Kida, or Lilo next. Take all the time you need!
Wow! I never believe that disney´s jane was atracctive, you just proved me wrong🙂 AMAZING JOB!
Stunning work! keep it up!
This is amazing! I’m so happy you still have time to add to this magnificent work!
how long does it take for you to do these?
Hours! And I usually don’t finish my pieces till days or weeks later.
well its worth it i look forward to seeing your next pieces
very fascinating by the way
Oh, I agree with the other commenter – would love to see Lilo maybe? And haha, as for the new girl in Brave, my bestie is already her real life counterpart! I teased her about that from the moment I first saw the new disney girl – that they had made her into the new disney “princess”! lol LOVE your work!! Can’t wait to see what you do next!
Looks like Ashley Tisdale, sorta.
This is one of my favorites out of your series so far. She looks so amazing, just like in the movie! Are you planning on doing the princes?
Thank you! But I’m not planning to do the princes.
Look almost EXACTLY like Ashley Tisdale. She’s so beautiful and I am so impressed. Great, GREAT job.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEAAAAAAAAASSSSE DO THE MALES! I don’t care if it’s next year or tomorrow, please please PLEASE get around to it. I’m begging you. Tarzan, Aladdin, Jafar, Shang, and Eric are some I would love to see. And again, it doesn’t have to be in the near future, just maybe whenever you’re bored on a Friday and you’ve done all the females you could get around to it. Your work is astounding, thanks for sharing with the world.
Jane looked so silly in Tarzan but she looks really beautiful now.
Really great! It would really be cool to see the male characters in human form as well.
She’s so beautiful!! This is probably my favorite so far. It looks just like her! Please keep them coming!
Excellent work!! If you could do Tinkerbell, you’d make my day.
Thanks! Hopefully I will find time for her in the future🙂
I think she looks really pretty you are very talented. I was wondering if you were ever going to do the prince’s of Disney…there was another guy who did some similar David Kwena but his rendition were not as realistic, or as creative as yours with the princesses. This is my opinion but I’d like to see what you could do.🙂
I read the other posts, nevermind if your not planning on doing the princes I apologize for not reading ahead. Either way I think the princesses look amazing all of them must be fun to be able to bring them to life that way. Thank you for sharing I know I loved the Disney movies when I was little and still do!
Oh wow, You are a brilliant Artist, and this is just further proof of your amazing talent! Thank you so much for the beautiful pieces.🙂
I can’t help but visit your blog everyday three weeks to see if you have a new work! Your ideas are amazing, and your creations continue to be my wall paper! I see Jennifer Aniston in Jane’s eyes! She looks like a character off Lost or surviver shows! Very well done on a jungle theme!
This is quite realistic although I imagine her to look slightly older.
Wow, the effort and time it must’ve taken you to produce such a work…
brilliant! this is my favorite one yet, she looks so real!😀
i know she’s not a disney princess but could u please please do amalthea from the movie The last unicorn? i can’t think of anyone who’d do more justice to it.🙂
Thanks🙂 But unfortunately I am not familiar with the character you mentioned!
Wow, looks like Jennifer Love Hewitt!🙂
stumbled upon your blog.. amazing work, thumbs and toes up!
I love these so much! I echo the others…please continue! I’d love most to see Wendy even more than Tinker Bell, and also Eilonwy from The Black Cauldron.
Thanks🙂 and for the suggestions as well!
I fall into a never ending glitter splash of love and peace the walls around me spin into luxury chocolate bars wrapped in violet bows fairies dance across the room and the world drips rainbow colors of midnight groovy vibes each of your posts is excellent and i love your blog Keep It Up X Mercury Moonshine Dutchess “Spreading Love Around The Dublin Streets Since the Full Moon Was Born” Lets spread love in Georges Arcade and Throw Glitter in the Patricks Parade
Thank you so much!
I know you said you wouldn’t do princes… but seriously if you did Aladin it would make my day… month… year lol.
She looks like Erin Karpluk!
Exquisite. What medium did you use?
Thanks! Combination of various digital techniques; photo compositing, manipulating, digital painting etc.
Oh I thought you used a more traditional medium. Your technique and skill is outstanding!
These are really fantastic, i wonder, do you use a model when you draw?
Thanks! I don’t really use models. I do these digitally, but I do refer to real life people to get a sense of realism
I love it i think it really loks like her! Also I agree too with the other comments please please please do Lilo, Wendy, Kida, Ariel’s daughter Melody, Elizabeth Swan from pirates of the Caribbean , Tinkerbell, and Giselle from Enchanted. Please please please and thank you
Kivalla lailla erilainen kuin stereo-Jane!
Wow! Once again great work! She looks wonderful, and alos i wouldn’t mind seeing the male versions as well, but only if you have time for that. Keep up the good work and can’t wait to see your future paintings
I think she looks a lot like Maggie Gyllenhaal (http://images.allmoviephoto.com/2008_The_Dark_Knight/2008_the_dark_knight_008.jpg).. but that’s a good thing.
Ihan mahtavaa duunia. Kiitos mielettömästi näistä!🙂
Kiitos kommentista! Kiva, että tykkäät🙂
but I’m waiting for esmeralda from the hunchback of notre dame ;))))))))))))
I love this blog anyway =)))
Thanks! You should be able to find her already🙂
WOW! I’m breathless! I’m an artist and I’m so amazed by your work. You captured their faces perfectly. Wow!!!!
Is it really a photo manipulation? or Real Drawing? Coz I draw but I can’t tell if it is or it’s not…
Thank you! It’s a combination of various digital techniques such as photo compositing and manipulation and digital painting🙂
This series really is amazing. You’ve done incredible work. You really should look into what it would take for you to sell prints of these pictures. Certainly, these works are original enough that you shouldn’t have copyright issues. In fact, if some sharp-eyed Disney executive noticed your work, his/her best move would be to arrange to sell your prints in the Disney theme parks.
Thank you! Yeah I definitely should look into it🙂
She looks just like Natalie Dormer.
she looks like maggie gyllenhaal🙂
Love her, she looks somewhat like Maggie Gyllenhaal…I’d love to see Tinker Bell!
Looks kinda like Jennifer Anniston
siis Jirka ootsä suomalaine😮 ? pakko vaan sanoo et olin iha MITÄ ku jossai luki et nää on suomalaisen tekemiä, nää on vaa nii kertakaikkisen upeita😀 !
Olen kyllä😀 Kiitoksia! Kiva, että tykkäät🙂
Hi!! I really adore your work!! The characters are so real, so representative!! keep on!! ^___^
I love her! You should do the princesses with their princes, oh that would be so cute! Ive seen a few sites not crediting your work, I forgot the names, but you should look into that. You are so talented and no one should be stealing. Anyways, absolutely adorable, maybe next you should do WENDY from Peter pan!!!
Gorgeous! I wish I could buy these prints!
you keep on doing these they’re turning out super awesome its nice to see a perspective on the Disney characters in a more real way
i’d love to see more of them,more of the Disney characters
You are great at portraying the personality of these characters – the real life, deep layers of a person. It’s not easy to do this, and this is very very impressive. I agree with some other comments to take on the challenge of the Disney men. Good luck with this, it might be only a pastime but it is exposing your talent to lots of people.
Thanks! I’m glad to hear that you think that🙂
Please do tinkerbell! Wonderful. True artist.
Thank you! and for the suggestion as well🙂
I think that Jane here is the most prettiest Disney character u’ve done…♥
Oh my heavens. Your work is absolutely astounding and beautiful. All of it. Thank you for sharing this with the world! You’re AMAZING!!!
Thank you! My pleasure🙂
I think you hit jane just right! She is so adorable! WHY would Tarzan NOT want Jane! I admire your works and am constantly amazed at how amazing it is. I wish I had the consistency like to do it. I would love to but I have no creativity as much as I enjoy it so I know I would kill my love for it
Anyways keep doing it and keep it up! I love it so much I’m seething with jealously yet at the same time I’m proudly showing it off even though I don’t know you!
Thank you so much😀
i’m so in love with Jane! what you created is amazing!
It’s beautiful, do you have prints available for purchase? I would love to hang these in my daughters room!
Thanks! Unfortunately I am not providing prints at the moment
I do a bit of photography art too and I’ve got to hand it to you, YOU ROCK! I”m very stingy with praises but you wowed the hell outta me. Keep it up!
Thank you! means a lot🙂
Will you do Wendy and Tinker Bell next? Please🙂 They are all so lovely!
Will definitely consider doing those two once I find the time🙂
You have fantastic work here. Bravo. Have you considered trying to recreate Zipporah from Dreamworks’ Prince of Egypt?
Thanks! I have not considered her – just doing Disney characters for now🙂
Siis ihan uskomattoman upeeta! Töitäi on todella ilo katsella, olet ihan mahdottoman taitava! Etenkin Disney-prinsessa fanina heti oli pakko tulla blogisi katsomaan kun äidiltäni sain vinkin, vau!
Mielenkiinnolla odottaisin myös kyllä kuvia prinsseistä?😉
Kiitoksia! Kiva, että löysit tänne🙂 Prinssit jää kuitenkin varmaan tekemättä…
I saw your photo now! OK today from YAHOO. and I’M really speechless! I love your photo! Keep going!. One question for you! On Which princess you identify yourself?.
Thanks! I haven’t really though about whether I identify myself with the princesses😀 I’m a guy😛
These are all so beautiful! Please, do Jasmine!
Thanks! You can find her already🙂
Please do Ariel and Belle! :]
Nvm, I found them :]
APUA, upeita! Melkein putosin sängyltä tuolle Janen kuvalle, ähh, sanat eivät riitä! Suosikkiprinsessani Jasmine, Esmeralda ja Pocahontas olivat niin kauniita ja tismalleen sellaisia kun he oikeassa elämässä olivat. Näyttivät niin aidoiltakin vielä että ihme kun eivät liikkeelle lähteneet kuvaa katsoessa, HP-tyyliin.
Neljäs, ja itse asiassa varmaan suurin suosikkini Disneyn pimuista eli Meg oli kuitenkin ainoa joka jätti jotenkin kylmäksi. Yritin kovasti miettiä mikä siinä oli, koska ruumiinrakenne, hiukset ja hänestä muutenkin välittyvä fiilishän ovat ihan täyttä Megiä… Huuletkin ovat täydelliset Meg-huulet. Ehkä silmien ilme ei ole tarpeeksi tuima? En tiedä.
Mutta kaiken kaikkiaan, aivan upeaa työtä, valokuvasikin ovat häikäiseviä! Fanin sait🙂
Voi kiitos kattavasta kommentista🙂
I think all of these are great; but when do we get the other side (i.e. the guys)? I think there’s a lot of interest in seeing renditions of Aladdin, Prince Eric, Prince Phillip, Hercules, Tarzan, Prince Charming, Peter Pan, Taran, John Smith, Jim Hawkins, Milo Thatch, The Prince (Beauty and the Beast), David (Lilo & Stitch), Phoevus (Hunchback), etc. Your photography work included men as well as women, so here’s my vote for some equal time.
Thanks – and for the suggestion as well🙂 I just don’t think I will be able to find time for all these men!
Just Aladin then?🙂
I don’t think I could get away with just going one😛
Wow! Mahtavaa! Fantastic! Me and my girls want Ariel😉
Thanks! Ariel can already be found here😉
Beautiful!!!!!!! She’s just as I envisioned her!🙂
Halo, I’m from Rio de Janeiro – Brasil.
Your work’s simply wonderful ! Congratulations!
you’re on de right profession !
It’s more than an ability, It’s skill !
I love Jane’s expression! It’s like she’s doing a double take and almost about to say something like “wait… are you for real?!” or something along those lines… which is perfect!
I think it’s the nose…there’s something really endearing about the nose. Spectacular work, I feel like this could be a photo.🙂 Can’t wait to see more!
Nää sun työs on vaan toinen toistaan upeampia! Ihailen valtavasti sun lahjakkuutta.
This is amazing! My daughter was able to recognize all the princesses! They are all so beautiful I can’t make up my mind as to who is my favorite! My daughter and I are loving em all! Excellent job!
I bookmarked your blog and will always check it out. Could you also do a rendition of Roxanne in the movie Megamind? Thanks in advance. Keep up the great work!
Thank you! But I think I will stick to Disney characters for now. Thanks for the suggestion though🙂
I love these❤ Such a great art. I noticed also a little bit of resemblance in the art and real-life actors (which would be actually really great if Disney did the animations as "real" movies): Jane [Natalie Dormer/Saoirse Ronan], Aurora [Kristen Bell], Rapunzel [Dakota Fanning/Elle Fanning] and Pocahontas [Tia Carrere]😀
I also noticed Jane as Dormer and Pocahontas as Carrère, but not the others!, thank you! Rapunzel as Dakota Fanning is impressive but I am not so sure of Aurora as Bell: maybe some actress of years ago?… I sense I have already seen someone like Aurora but I can not remember… What do you think of Snowwhite as Anne Hathaway? Not that resemblance, of course, just an impression…
By the way, my most compliments to Jirka! Keep on, we are waiting!🙂
I was not inspired by Dormer for Jane, but I must admit that there is something about this that reminds me of her! I don’t know if I would see Anne Hathaway as Snowwhite, cool idea though! And thanks for the comments🙂
Loved your work!!! Just beautiful!!!!
And how about the princes??? You just made me imagine them… hmmmm…
Prince Philipe, and so many others…
Would you take de challenge?
Thanks🙂 But I might have to pass on that challenge!
Amazing artwork! I just stumbled upon your blog today and am blown away.
I hope you do one of tinkerbell if you haven’t already.
Just amazing! She is so beautiful! I love your work! If you ever decide to sell prints, I know I’ll for sure be a buyer!🙂
you are so talented baby🙂 good job!! gbu!
These are absolutely beautiful! You really captured all the spunk in their personalities perfectly.
Love to see Belle from Beauty and the Beast! All these pictures are amazing! You’re super talented!
Thanks! You should be able to find her here somewhere🙂
Nice, but this just looks like simple manipulation of existing movie star photos
Haven’t read all the comments but I am waiting for Ariel. Please do her! : )
These are so lovely! You have an amazing talent and capture the personality so well. I know she is not Disney, but Anastasia would be fun to see also. Thank you for the beautiful artwork!
These are all so lovely! You have an amazing talent, and capture the personalities so well. I know she is not Disney, but Anastasia would be exciting to see also. Thank you for the beautiful artwork!
Kinda looks like Saoirse Ronan.
waude, ihan älyttömän hienoja kaikki prinsessakuvat! eipä mulla muuta, jatka sä vaan samaan malliin (:
i’m waiting for princess kida🙂
She’s EXACTLY like Maggie Gyllenhaal, excellent work!🙂
All of the princesses are very beautiful. It’s a great work you did. My daughters love them so much, please give me a permission to put it in my blog. suhanti.posterous.com
keep up the good job. bless you, Jirka.😀
Thanks! Feel free to, as long as you credit me and link back to me🙂
looks natural..like ur creation.:)
I love all your Disney princess photos, I saw them all at Yahoo, congrats. Amazing, wonderful,..keep it on
hey your work is fantastic, how about your interpretation of the real life barbie??????
Thank you! And thanks for the interesting suggestion as well, but I don’t think it would go with the rest of these😛
She is beautiful, so are all the other ones❤
i think itwould be interesting to see your take on tarzan, herculesorsome of the male disney characters *hint hint*🙂 just a thought keep up the AMAZING WORK xx
Beautiful!!! Would you do Anastasia? She was technically a princess🙂
Thanks🙂 But I’m only doing Disney characters for now
These are so amazing!!!! I simply cannot believe how great this one is. Love Jane. AND Belle, she’s my favorite character🙂 Maybe try Kida? She would look so cool in your style.
Thank you! I should try to find time to watch Atlantis, and maybe I would be inspired enough to give her a go!
Pretty! I thought she looked familiar but I couldn’t put my finger on it..
and then I realized…
She does look like Jennifer Love Hewitt!😀
A bit like Jennifer Aniston!
Beautiful work. Your interpretation is kinda spot on. My favs are snow white, Ariel & Jasmine. Keep up the good work!
please please please please ariel princess mermaid please please
Wow! The whole series is amazing! Did you look at photos original actresses by any chance?
Thanks! Anika Noni Rose is the only original actress that I looked photos of.
Is there any chance whatsoever that you’re looking to sell prints of any of these?! I’d love to put them in my daughter’s room so she can have real life strong women role models instead of the typical cheesy cartoons.
Not at the moment. I am pretty sure there might be a copyright issue with these being heavily influenced by the Disney brand… sorry!
These are absolutely fantastic! I love how you keep the original character while making her more realistic. WOW!
Could I use your realistic Princess pictures on my blog for a blog post?
Thanks so much!
Thank you! Sure thing as long as you credit me properly and link back to me🙂
Here’s the post if you want to check it out: http://thedisneyfreakblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/real-life-princesses.html
I made sure to give you credit, to warn no one to re-post them or anything without your permission, and linked back lots!
This is so beautiful! Could you maybe do Tinkerbell? You’ve already done all my favorites. You’re so talented.
Thanks! I will definitely consider doing her once I’m less busy.
you’re a really talented artist. can you provide a video tutorial for this?
Thank you! I have never done tutorials before, so I would not know how to go about doing a good one, since my way of working is anything but straightforward. Also, I do not want to reveal all of my personal tricks if that makes sense ;D
she looks like natalie dormer… (am i right, jirkavinse?)
Yeah, I googled her and I can definitely see the resemblance now!
I dont think Anastasia is disney, but watevs you should draw her:)
And you should draw the princesses with the guys and villains, in different scenes!
Your work is really perfect.
She looks with a actress.
Probably my favorite. This one is just perfect!
i noe u hv read dis hundreds of tyms, but here goes- GR8 WORK!!!
Wil u b kind enough to provide a tutorial for this?
Text or video, dosen’t matter…😀 :-*
Thanks! But I don’t think I could really come up with a tutorial that would translate very well…
I just love how you actually pay close attention to their unique facial features which really brings them to life. According to what you’ve done so far, You should really look at Merida from Pixar’s new movie Brave, she might just be the newest Disney Princess! Merida has one the most interesting face designs I’ve seen and I’m extremely curious as how to bring her to life.
Thanks for the suggestion. I will definitely consider that once I get to see the movie🙂
Congratulations for your amazing work, it’s beautiful and lets me speechless. And what about Jane? Certainly one of my favorites! I was wondering, have thought about Anastasia? Well, just another suggestion.
Thanks! I have thought about Anastasia, but since she’s not a Disney character, I thought it would deviate a bit too far from what I’m doing here.
love your drawings!! // the girl from sweden
She looks like Rashida Jones…
Was this by any chance inspired by Amanda Crew?
How long on average does it take to complete on of these pics?
Hours… and hours. I don’t ever finish these on one go, so I usually work on these for days or even weeks. And of course it depends on the piece – some I might get right quicker than others.
Really beautiful work !
each one has an idea about who she looks like, but nobody has said Alyson Hannigan yet, however she was the first person I thought of when i saw the picture.
Anyway, again, great work, I enjoy all your disney’s characters so much ! Congrats !
Wow, all of your work is absolutely amazing, I’m just commenting on this one because it is the most recent🙂 Seriously my mind had exploded at this, and although I know a little bit of photoshop, the idea of creating something like this just feels absolutely beyond me!! And yet I feel like trying again. Where did you learn how to do this?
Thank you very much! I’m self-taught, so I just learnt all of this by playing around in Photoshop and exploring all the things I could do with it🙂
Amazing🙂 I wish I could self-teach myself that well!!
Is there anywhere that you say who you used as references for each of your real-life Disney princesses? I know I recognize a few of them and it’s driving me crazy!
I do not just have one reference for these. I pick, mix and blend features of a lot of different people. So I often it does not make sense to name any references, since the outcome is not based on anyone in particular.
I actually know a girl who looks exactly like her, scary..
I´m completely amazed by your work, it´s simply fantastic!! and this contrubition with Jane is even better than the marvelous previous ones. Congratulations!!
I want to do something similar but not so photorealistic, I´ve oly finished three of them: pocahontas, esmeralda and ariel. They are in my photo album “the first time ever I saw your face”, just in case you are interested in that
I can´t wait for your next piece or art to come!!
Thank you! And just wow… your art work is stunning!
This is amazing! I saw your work everywhere! I hope you’ll make disney princes version too =]
Thanks a lot🙂
AMAZING AMAZING work!! Really exactly how they’d look in life! Now I challenge you to work on making the “princes” etc from Disney!! GREAT WORK! Keep it up!
She’s like the Olsen twins
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hey I just came in here and I got to say im really impressed by your skill and talent, especially these disney pictures! Soo lifelike!
By the way, is there any way to download or purchase a big copy of this picture? I just wish the size was bigger!😀
Keep up the amazing work!
Thanks🙂 ! Unfortunately, I only provide these pictures in this size.
OMG she’s beautiful! please work with Studio Ghibli characters next!
Thanks! I don’t think I am familiar with the work of this Studio though
I love your work. All of them look so real. She looks very much like cartoon Jane. She kinda reminds me of Alyson Hannigan, were you inspired by here?
Thanks! Nope, was not thinking of Alyson at all when working on this🙂
this is the top!
is so similar to the movie… really… good work!!!
Looks more like Alyson hannigan to me! http://static.tumblr.com/5qv1tv4/WhPm7ugrn/alyson-hannigan-4.jpg
All of them are excellent, but this is by far the best one of all of them!!!!Please do Belle (Beauty and the Beast) and Kida (Princess Kidagakash from Atlantis) next!!! And let us know how we can buy your prints!!
Thanks! I have already done Belle🙂 Unfortunately, I am not selling prints
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I will be
waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.
beautiful work🙂, why am i thinking of amanda bynes?😛
Thanks! Haha, I wouldn’t know😛
I just found your work and am enjoying the Disney Princesses very much. OH, and your “created model” is beautiful, too.
Glad to hear!
She looks a bit like Erin Karpluk from Being Erica.
this the most i like, u really good make something like this ^.^
She is beautiful!
I imagined a Miranda Kerr look for Jane for, but this is great!
Hieno! J. Aniston on varmaankin ollut pohjalla?
Kiitos! Rehellisesti sanottuna ei kyllä ollenkaan🙂 !
She looks like Sharni Vinson (Step up 3)
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