Illustrator Helen Morgun creates amazing and whimsical art of celebrities. She draws them as characters they should play or they did play at some point in their career. Her favorite thing to turn celebrities into is none other than Disney characters. You can see that she doesn't pick at random and usually thinks what would fit the celebrity best.
We can see how Maisie Williams would look if she played Coraline, Michael Ealy as Prince Naveen, Zoe Kravitz as Kida, and much more unexpected, but cool mash-ups. She has almost 87k followers on her Instagram and people seem to love what she does!
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We got an interview with Helen and she shared with us what inspires her the most, how she got into art: "People inspire me. Interesting stories, films, songs that you want to listen to over and over again. I have been drawing since childhood. I have an art education and I think I always knew that I wanted to devote my life to drawing."
The illustrations take about 6-8 hours to complete according to Helen. But art is her career so she can spend as much time on it as she needs. She creates covers for books and does other various projects. The artist also shared that besides drawing, she loves to sing. But only her close friends and family know that.
Helen mentioned in previous interviews on Bored Panda that she loves Disney and has many fond memories of the movies and characters. She started the series by drawing Rachel McAdams as Cinderella. Helen noticed that her followers really loved the idea, so she continued creating more portraits.
"My first work with Rachel McAdams as Cinderella was the beginning of this series. I always thought she was very suitable for this role. And then I decided not to stop and come up with which other celebrity is suitable for the role of a princess or an insidious villain."
Helen often decides what to draw next by creating polls on her Instagram and letting her fans vote. So if you want to help decide what she creates next, go follow her and maybe your idea will become a reality: "I like to choose with my followers a candidate for a new character. And in creating a portrait, I like to come up with interesting details and references to the character."
You can also buy commissions from her, so if you like Helen's style and want you and your loved one drawn as characters, you know where to go.
Helen tells us more about herself, her life, how she got to where she is now: "After graduation, I became a freelancer. I drew characters for games, comics, did a little web design. But portraits have always been my passion. After the birth of my son, I did not draw for almost two years, but then I returned to work. During this period, I began to develop my Instagram account. Today I am very happy with this decision, because I found many creative friends on this platform and received a good response to my work, and for an artist, this is the best motivation."
"I choose two candidates for each character. Then my subscribers choose from them the one they like best. Very rarely I choose at my own discretion, it happens when I know for sure that the type match is 100%.
Then I paint a portrait and add different details: clothes, pets, makeup, or jewelry worn by the character in the cartoons. Sometimes I add thematic tattoos," said Helen when asked to describe the process of creating these illustrations.
"I am very grateful for the interest in my work. Thanks to the previous articles, many people learned about me and my art, I got new subscribers and customers. Now I am drawing a series of works with Disney princesses, however, I want to supplement the series with villains, so if you are in love with Disney as much as I am will be glad to see you on my Instagram page"
What do you think of these illustrations? Upvote your favorite ones! Tell us in the comments what would be your perfect celebrity/character mash-up. Don't forget to show some love to Helen on her social media accounts and if you want, you can buy her coloring book by clicking here.
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The artist has been featured on Bored Panda before—you can see her previous posts by clicking here and here. There are many posts related to Disney, celebrities, and illustrations on Bored Panda. If you want to see edgy Disney princesses, click here. What about plus-size models who challenge beauty standards? Or the newest Disney Christmas ad that just hits right in the feels? We have it all!