We’re big fans of Disney fan art around here, of princesses or otherwise. We like to spread the love around, but every once in a while, one artist in particular grabs our attention — today, we’re putting the spotlight on Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen (whose other works you can and should see here), who has re-imagined Disney royalty by bringing them a little closer to our world. The princesses (and yes, the one queen, you know who we mean) look no worse for the transformations, though — looking like this, we have no doubt they’d rule over our realm, too.
We’ll start off with Jane, who always seems to get overshadowed by the other women of Disney. Maybe it’s the dress game deficiencies, I don’t know. She looks better suited for the jungle here than she was in most of the movie, but I’m not thinking anyone’s really coming out of a jungle looking that clean.
What we really appreciate is not so much the realistic looks as the realistic conclusion that most of us here can’t afford the kind of dresses most of these princesses end up wearing at the end of their movies. Like most of the collection, the attire here is of a more inexpensive sort — from the part of the movie where Belle is still struggling with the day-to-day. Looks no worse for it, though.
I guess this one is more realistic because real-life Merida probably wouldn’t be allowed to run around with a bow and arrows at that age. Then again, she probably also wouldn’t have accidentally turned her mother into a bear and went on an adventure, so maybe it’s a wash.
Alice’s blank, faraway expression makes us wonder about how real-world Alice really gets to Wonderland. Something tells me the trip gets started long before the White Rabbit arrives.