Jirka Vaatainen's Real Life Disney Girls portrait series displays what the Helsinki-based artist believes the characters would look like if they were actual human beings. He draws inspiration from iconic cartoon characters, seen in his replicas of Cinderella, Tinker Bell and Rapunzel.
Vaatainen worked with several mediums while producing Real Life Disney Girls. The images are composites of the characters via various women and celebrities, making them recognizable to followers of the Disney films while also tweaking the faces of the girls. His focus on princesses and mythical characters is moreover quite enchanting, exactly what one would expect of a designer who reworks pictures from the Disney brand. He in many ways has retained the illustrated aspect of the imagery as his portfolio is ethereal.