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Disney princesses re-imagined as 'real life' women

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An artist has envisioned what the women of Disney might look like in real life and the result is beautiful.

The series sees Belle, Aurora, Cinderella and many other Disney female heroines re-imagined as real humans through photo-manipulation and digital painting.

Helinski-based artist and graphic designer Jirka Väätäinen began the series by re-envisioning The Little Mermaid's Ursula in April 2011 while studying graphic design at the Arts University College at Bournemouth.

"I decided to entertain myself by Photoshopping together a "real life" version of my favourite Disney villain, Ursula," wrote Väätäinen on his blog.

Soon his blog attracted thousands of visitors every day and he decided to continue his 'real-life' Disney works, one character at a time.

Over the last three years, Väätäinen transformed 17 Disney characters, his latest being Wendy from Peter Pan.

Take a look at Väätäinen's 'Real Life' Disney Girls series below:

Belle from Beauty and the Beast

Aurora from Sleeping Beauty

Jasmine in Aladdin

Pocahontas from Pocahontas

Ursula from The Little Mermaid

Ariel from The Little Mermaid

Cinderella from Cinderella

Tiana from Princess and the Frog

Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Tinkerbell from Peter Pan

Wendy from Peter Pan

Alice in Alice in Wonderland

Rapunzel from Tangled

Jane from Tarzan

(Words: Sejal Kapadia, images: Jirka Väätäinen)

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