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These Disney characters were made by Jirka Väätäinen, a designer from Finland.

She also got a good portfolio website:

I like how she transforms into the original cartoon characters of real people’s face using photo compositing and digital painting combined. If you visit her website under ‘REAL LIFE’ DISNEY GIRLS, there are a lot more. They are interestingly composed only one cartoon character at a piece. It’s very nice work.

Jirka Väätäinen used mix media as Digital Compositing, Photo manipulation & Digital Painting. She supposed that what the girls of Disney might look like in real life. When I see each piece, it reminds me certain person. I am pretty sure that they are Hollywood stars but I don’t know their names. She also has Mulan character; it looks like one of my friend! Anyway, I really like her artwork; it’s very unique, and realistic. She’s so smart transforming characters from well know cartoon characters. However, those are just her project, not affiliation with Disney.


  1. djung7 wrote:

    I really like its realistic looks. I wish I could create my own character like this. Nice work!!

    Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Permalink
  2. cavalos wrote:

    i’ve seen these pictures before and thought they were outstanding, it’s always fun to see artists real life rendition of animated characters

    Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Permalink
  3. sscrugg2 wrote:

    I’ve always loved the animated characters- but these are so much more incredible (and impressive!) Very cool.

    Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Permalink
  4. Iris Guevara wrote:

    This reminds me of a series another artist named Annie Leibovitz also created using celebrities as models for Disney characters. I think theres is a fascination with Disney characters because the stories are classic and are ones we like to tell to the next generation. I still buy Disney movies in case they go back in the “vault” just in case I have kids so I can show them one day! Check out her images, my favorite is the one of Queen Latifah as Ursula from the Little Mermaid.


    Friday, February 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Permalink