28-year-old Finnish artist Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen has grown up with Disney cartoons, and the animated 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.
"Back in 2011 I just randomly thought I'd challenge myself and have a little fun in Photoshop, and explore what the famous 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 cartoon 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 and Disney princesses 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 cartoons in real life and upvote your favorites.