Lifelike visions of our favourite villains and heros

Is this real life? Disney characters get a human touch.


Finnish illustrator Jirka Väätäinen has given us the opportunity to re-imagine our favourite Disney characters in human-like form with his “Real Life” Disney characters series. Disney Interactive commissioned the set of six “Villains,” while the rest were more of a personal project for Väätäinen. Using digital compositing, photomanipulation and digital painting, Väätäinen manages to bring the characters to life in a remarkable way. As a grown-up Disney fan, I’m fascinated with the authenticity portrayed in each of these portraits. My personal favourites: Ursula and Princess Jasmine.

This week’s Frandoms are by Sarah McCain, social media manager at Community Agency.

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