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Want To Know What Disney Villains Would Look Like In Real Life?

Artist  Jirka Väätäinen, has once again created some extremely realistic images of popular Disney characters. He has previously given us gorgeous illustrations of many Disney Princesses and Princes, including Ariel and Eric, Belle and Adam, and Jasmine and Aladdin.

Ariel and Eric

Belle and Prince Adam (aka the Beast)

Jasmine and Aladdin


His hyper realistic renderings are painted by hand in Photoshop, and he uses real life 'muses' to inspire the details.

"I usually have a certain vision in my head of the character, and I start by thinking of and looking for people or real-life pictures that somehow remind me of the character I am working on." Jirka Väätäinen


His designs are extremely intricate, with all the details from the cartoon versions added in.

"I combine, manipulate and blend together elements, textures and features from dozens and dozens of real-life photos to come up with this vision of mine." - Jirka Väätäinen


Check out the new images he shared of some of the evil villains from your favorite Disney movies below and see how amazing and life-like these illustrations are!

Hans from Frozen

Judge Claude Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Mother Gothel from Tangled

Jafar from Aladdin

Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmations

This isn't his first foray into drawing villains. He has already illustrated some of our favorites including Ursula, Malificent and Hades.

Ursula from The Little Mermaid


Hades from Hercules

Which is your favorite illustration of the villains? Make sure you check out more of his work on his Instagram or Website.