28-year-old Finnish artist Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen has grown up with Disney and its characters have become his inexhaustible source of inspiration. During the last couple of years, Jirka has been creating their portraits, and the images look incredibly realistic.


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"Back in 2011 I just randomly thought I'd challenge myself and have a little fun in Photoshop, and explore what the character of Ursula from the Little Mermaid could look like in real life," Jirka told Bored Panda. "Since I grew up with a lot of these characters, the sense of nostalgia made it such a fascinating and a fun personal project."

"I've been inspired by the idea of re-envisioning these characters that we all know and love, in a way I would imagine them to look like if they were 'more real,' while still staying somewhat true to their original <...> designs."

The artist said he often has a pretty clear idea of what a particular character should look like in real life in his mind but creating their portrait can become a process of trial and error. "As all of [them] do not particularly have extremely distinct facial features, it is often more about getting a sense of their personality across." Scroll down to meet the gang and upvote your favorites.

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#4 Prince Eric From The Little Mermaid

Prince Eric From The Little Mermaid

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Juana 4 weeks ago

I'd give up my voice for a crack at that!

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#5 Princess Anna From Frozen

Princess Anna From Frozen

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Crazy Cow Lady 4 weeks ago

I think she looks like Alexis Bledel from when she was in Gilmore Girls

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#6 Nakoma From Pocahontas

Nakoma From Pocahontas

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Mimis Nachbarin 4 weeks ago

She's much more beautiful and unique here. Good work!

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#9 Cruella De Vil From 101 Dalmatians

Cruella De Vil From 101 Dalmatians

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Olivia Kuczynski 4 weeks ago

Her smile and eyes remind me of Karen Allen from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Karen_Alle...bcf0d6.jpg Karen_Allen-5b28f8cbcf0d6.jpg

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