Everyone has a favorite Disney princess and prince, but we usually only think of them in terms of cartoon depictions. Sure, Prince Eric is good looking, but he’s good looking for a cartoon. It turns out, he’s good looking for a human being, too.
Artist Jirka Väätäinen has been making waves on the Internet with his realistic depictions of Disney princes. The illustrations recently got the Buzzfeed Video treatment, complete with some side-by-side portraits. It’s not just the princes getting the artistic treatment, some other leading men are also featured, like Tarzan, Hercules and John Smith. There are also some princes missing, like Prince Naveen from The Princess and the Frog, so we’re hoping there’s more to come in this series. (We’ve also got our fingers crossed for some Disney Princess pictures.)
Here are some screenshots from the video of the original characters next to the detailed drawings:
Watch the video for more background on the artist and images.
Which depiction is your favorite?
(all photos are screenshots from the video)