Melbourne-based artist Jirka Väätäinen, recently released a new series that envisions what the iconic Disney princes would look like in real life. While the Disney princesses have undergone many different transformations over the years, their princely counterparts have remained largely unchanged. This series takes on the iconic Disney princes and turns them into life-life heartthrobs.
To produce the realistic princes, Väätäinen uses a combination of digital compositing, photo-manipulation and digital painting. These are the same techniques that Väätäinen used in his first series, which tackled the Disney princesses. With unprecedented skill and technique, Väätäinen manages to make the beloved characters come alive. Each of the dreamy princes takes on life-like qualities that perfectly mirror their cartoon features. From Aladdin’s perfectly tousled hair to Prince Eric’s piercing blue eyes, the Disney princes look more regal than ever before.