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Artist Turns Disney Characters Into Realistic People (Dad Edition)
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Artist Turns Disney Characters Into Realistic People (Dad Edition)

From villains to princesses, Finnish artist Jirka Väätäinen has been bringing beloved Disney characters to life, and they all look like someone you’d want to meet. Recently, Jirka has started focusing on the guys a lot of us might have forgotten – fathers. There’s Tarzan’s dad, John, Pocahontas’s dad, Chief Powhatan, and a few others who now look like they’re not only capable of bringing up a child, but taking over Hollywood as well. Jirka’s incredibly realistic digital art has already earned him over 209K Instagram followers, and it doesn’t look like the Helsinki-based artist is going to stop delivering his character drawings anytime soon.

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Tarzan’s dad John

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“This ‘real-life cartoon characters’ series started with me wanting to give King Triton a go, since The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney movie, and I [still hadn’t done] this major character from the film,” Jirka told Bored Panda. “But, as it had been a while since I had done such character design series, I decided to take on the other Disney father figures as well.”

Aladdin’s father Cassim

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“This whole Disney project of mine has gone on for eight years, and to be honest, I do struggle with finding the time and inspiration to keep on creating more,” the artist confessed. “Having said that, it has still remained a fun thing to do if I do find spare time, though. So we will have to see when this wave of inspiration for these cool drawings hits me again.”

Ariel’s father King Triton

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When he’s not playing around with famous characters, Jirka still keeps himself busy; he’s a freelancer who juggles a lot of work. “Professionally, I’ve always been an art director & graphic designer first, and consider to be an illustrator on the side. But I am into all visual things, and one of my biggest interests has got a lot to do with fashion and my personal style, which are something I regularly share on my social media, too.”

Pocahontas’s dad Chief Powhatan

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Hercules father Zeus

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ThatOnePanda
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2 years ago

Ughh just another stupid Disney-- WELL HELLO THERE

Tony Moon
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2 years ago

This made me laugh more than I should have. I could hear the inflection and everything. LOL

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Catlady6000
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2 years ago

O.k. I need to find a walk in freezer

Debrina Blackmoon
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2 years ago

LOL

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Debrina Blackmoon
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2 years ago

WOW-these dudes are HOT!

Dynein
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2 years ago

I agree! And right now I'm wondering when that emotionless masculine stare became "cool" and desirable. I'm totally digging Aladdin's dad, and that mischievous grin is a BIG part in that. Yeah, he's hot, love those facial features. But DAMN that smile...

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ThatOnePanda
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2 years ago

Ughh just another stupid Disney-- WELL HELLO THERE

Tony Moon
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2 years ago

This made me laugh more than I should have. I could hear the inflection and everything. LOL

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Catlady6000
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2 years ago

O.k. I need to find a walk in freezer

Debrina Blackmoon
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2 years ago

LOL

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Debrina Blackmoon
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2 years ago

WOW-these dudes are HOT!

Dynein
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2 years ago

I agree! And right now I'm wondering when that emotionless masculine stare became "cool" and desirable. I'm totally digging Aladdin's dad, and that mischievous grin is a BIG part in that. Yeah, he's hot, love those facial features. But DAMN that smile...

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