What would the Disney characters look like in real life? This is what the artist Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen offers us to discover through his drawings.
The young Finnish artist Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen, 28-years-old, has always wondered what Disney characters would look like in real life. In 2011, he came up with the idea of answering this question thanks to his talent as a draftsman. He decides to draw his first Disney character, Ursula from the movie The Little Mermaid.
Jirka grew up with Disney movies and he kept a deep nostalgia. This project is therefore for him a way to give them life a second time. He explains in an interview that he was very excited to reimagine these characters we all know and love, to make them more real, but still respecting their original version.
The artist says he often has a clear idea of what a particular character should look like in real life, but creating his portrait is far more complex than it seems. In their animated version, they do not have very marked facial features like real human beings. He must therefore imagine them while keeping their personality intact and that we can still recognize them at first glance.
Here are some of the Disney characters in real life drawn by Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen. To see the other drawings of the artist, you can visit his Website, Instagram or Facebook.