If you’ve ever wondered what Disney’s princes might have looked like in real life, Jirka Väätäinen, a Finnish artist and designer in Melbourne, has answered that question definitively with his series of real-life Disney prince illustrations. They don’t call him ‘prince charming’ for nothing!
Using a combination of digital illustration and photo manipulation, Jirka was able to bring these classic Disney characters to life in a way you’ve never imagined – and the results are stunning.
So which one is your favorite?
Prince Eric, The Little Mermaid
It’s easy to see what inspired that little mermaid to grow land legs.
Prince Charming, Cinderella
He’s here to take you away on a magic carpet ride.
Prince Adam, Beauty and the Beast
No wonder Belle stuck with the Beast for so long.
Living in the jungle wouldn’t be so bad (wink).
Prince Phillip, Sleeping Beauty
He certainly didn’t need a sword to kill the dragon in sleeping beauty.
John Smith, Pocahontas
As handsome as the legends say.
I don’t know what’s more impressive, his muscles or his piercing eyes.