Most of us love cartoons. They were a huge part of childhood, teaching us valuable lessons, taking us on adventures we could only dream of. Most of us also had a favorite cartoon character that we looked up to, wanted to be like. But have you ever wished that cartoon characters were a little bit more realistic? It can be hard to relate to someone with overdramatized features—huge eyes, a tiny waist, etc. Well, this artist, known on social media as Toyboyfan, decided to show us what well-known Disney characters would look like if they were realistic.

He created a project called "In real life" where he uses artificial intelligence and his artistic skills to create hyper-realistic portraits of well-known Disney characters.

"For these A.I. edits, typically I start off with a photo of a Disney character and a photo of a real life person who I think looks like said character, then I put the two into the A.I. program that I use to merge the two together. Afterward, the result can look a little funny, so I take the resulting photo and combine it with another photo and so on until I get a somewhat realistic photo that kinda looks like the character. Then I will take the photo to Photoshop and start making tweaks here and there to make it look even more like the character, like changing the eye color or refining the face," the artist told Bored Panda.

More info: Instagram | toyboyfan.tumblr.com | deviantart.com

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Tiana

Tiana

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Foxxy (The Original)
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11 months ago

Those eyes are gorgeous.

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
11 months ago

OMG......my drreeeeeemmmssss.....sorry, drooled on the keyboard....

Chrissie M.
Community Member
11 months ago

This is not what Tiana looks like.

RavenclawQueen
Community Member
11 months ago

Everyone has flawless skin! This is NOT realistic! I get that their "perfect princesses" and all, but at least make them look more realistic. On the bright side, they're GORGEOUS.

A Dumbo Octopus
Community Member
11 months ago

Okay, this is even MORE obviously something made from ArtBreeder. Look at the EARS! They look like they're melting! and so do the EARRINGS!

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
11 months ago

I'm not sure why you are getting down-voted. The artist even states that they use AI to merge a photograph of a real person with image of a Disney character. ArtBreeder is indeed an image editing program that does just that. While were do not know with 100% certainty that the artists uses a program like this, it could be very likely. Some of the images have a rather "uncanny valley" feel about them that I can't quite place.

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Danielle Dorman
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7 months ago

Love how beautiful she is

Karuna Eshcol
Community Member
11 months ago

Cool

Ed Lesperance
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11 months ago

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Tes Snelson
Community Member
11 months ago

All the rest bar this one resembled what I personally think they'd look like... def not this one though.

Danika Josob
Community Member
11 months ago

OMG!!! So Beautiful!!

Nicole Van Wyk
Community Member
11 months ago

Why make her nose thin? Her original nose would be gorgeous.

clive apps
Community Member
11 months ago

Looks like a young Halle Barry

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
11 months ago

Beautiful!

Carole Strawn
Community Member
11 months ago

So beautiful.

Anna Ashton
Community Member
11 months ago

WOW. Beautiful

AJu
Community Member
11 months ago

I'm sorry, but these eyes are too big to belong to a real person and the lashes look fake. This is not a way to illustrate what a "real" person should look like

AJu
Community Member
11 months ago

I'm sorry but the eyes are way too big to belong to a real person, plus the lashes look as fake as all those Instagram-dolls are wearing. This does not illustrate what a "real" person should look like

Super Hero Fan Girl
Community Member
11 months ago

These look soooo real

Blue of the yams (They/He)
Community Member
11 months ago

WOW!

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Toyboyfan is a college student majoring in graphic design. He likes to play video games in his spare time, especially creative ones like Minecraft. He hopes that one day, he will be able to create amazing stories and worlds with his art: "Thankfully, I have a really supportive family who have helped me get to where I am today."

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Moana

Moana

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Foxxy (The Original)
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11 months ago

These images look so real.

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"As for how the idea came up, I initially wanted to create a real-life portrait of Kristoff from Disney Frozen, just to practice my editing skills. I posted it to my Tumblr and suddenly everyone asked for me to do the other Frozen characters. Once I did the others and posted that, I started seeing the photos being reposted all over the internet, many people being amazed by them. I then noticed that they were wondering if there would be other Disney Princesses, so I decided to start creating them as well."

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Kristoff Bjorgman

Kristoff Bjorgman

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PupGirl
Community Member
11 months ago

Kristoff has a last name??

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We asked the artist what inspired him to create art—how he began his journey. He mentioned that he has been creating art for as long as he can remember: "Ever since I was a kid, the behind-the-scenes features of movies, especially of animated movies, fascinated me. It has always amazed me how a whole world could be created by starting with a blank canvas."

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Elsa

Elsa

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
11 months ago

I know this person isn’t real but wow, so beautiful.

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"My favorite part about creating art is getting to see the final result after all the time and hard work I put into it. My least favorite part is how long it can take to create a work sometimes," shared the artist.

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Anna

Anna

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averageperson
Community Member
11 months ago

Amazing!! But she needs freckles.

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It takes the artist about an hour to create one edit, depending on the character. He shares why he chose to do Disney: "Because I have seen so many different versions of Disney characters in real life, I always wanted to try to do my own version of that concept."

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Ariel

Ariel

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
11 months ago

This artist is so creative, so glad to see these without those HUGE lips and over exaggerated eyes like I have seen some artists do.

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Belle

Belle

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Cigdem Kanburoğlu
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11 months ago

Isn't she the girl who plays Renesme from movie Twilllight?

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What do you think about these edits? Maybe you would like to see Toyboyfan do a specific character? Tell us in the comments and vote for your favorite one! Don't forget to show some love to the artist, as he creates many amazing art pieces on his social media.

If you want to see more posts like these here on Bored Panda click here, here, and here.

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Queen Iduna

Queen Iduna

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
11 months ago

Pretty eyes.

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#9

Honeymaren

Honeymaren

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Neva York
Community Member
11 months ago

Frozen II

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#10

Prince Hans

Prince Hans

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True Blue
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11 months ago

That one is actually creepy

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King Agnar

King Agnar

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Treessimontrees
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11 months ago

King Agnarr - two R's - https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/King_Agnarr

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Ryder

Ryder

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Grace Galan
Community Member
11 months ago

Heads up: NOT FLYNN RYDER! RYDER FROM FROZEN 2

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