Artist Jirka Vtinen has provided us with the opportunity to see what beloved Disney princes would look like in real life. To add to his already impressive portfolio of lifelike Disney characters, the incredible creator decided to give these iconic male characters a Pinocchio-like transformation. While staying true to his subject's original traits, Vtinen took inspiration from actual photos, combined various elements on Photoshop, and then finished off his reproductions with a touch of digital painting. As a whole, this makes for a shockingly realistic result.
Vtinen decided to begin this series in 2011 when he casually wondered what The Little Mermaid's Ursula would look like in our own world. “Having grown up with a lot of these characters, the sense of nostalgia made it such a fascinating and fun personal project to explore and carry on with,” he told Cosmopolitan. This same sense of nostalgia is what makes these creations just as interesting for us viewers. Aside from visually admiring the artist's work, we can also take a moment to reminisce upon the childhood memories that have made us who we are today.
Above: Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid
Prince Charming from Cinderella
Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty
Hercules from Hercules
Tarzan from Tarzan
John Smith from Pocahontas
Prince Adam from Beauty and the Beast
Aladdin from Aladdin