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Fairytales can come true, at least visually with these Claire-Lena McKinley illustrations. Displaying skill that’s truly unrivaled by many of her contemporaries, the artist has taken iconic Disney princesses and morphed them into these hyperrealistic depictions you are currently enjoying.
The most impressive aspect of these Claire-Lena McKinley illustrations, aside from the fact that they perfectly capture the look of every animated heroine using masterful technical ability, is McKinley’s ability to invoke specific moods and atmospheres that highly exemplify each classic Disney story. I’m also extremely impressed by the underwater lighting effects she used in illustrating Ariel from The Little Mermaid. The colors from her signature red locks look as though they’re pictures of galaxies from the Hubble Space Telescope.