Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen is a graphic designer and illustrator from Finland who has a unique way of looking at Disney characters. Last year we brought you his realistic renditions of Disney princes, and now he’s back with a decidedly darker project just in time for Halloween.
As you can see from these scarily lifelike pictures, the Finnish creative has brought to life a number of Disney’s most fearsome villains as part of his ongoing ‘Disney characters in real life’ series. Using a combination of digital compositing, photo manipulation and digital painting, Väätäinen adds a creepily realistic dimension to Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmations, Captain Hook from Peter Pan, Judge Claude Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame and a whole host of other characters that we all love to hate. Take a look at some of our favorites and don’t forget to vote for the best!
#1 Cruella De Vil From 101 Dalmatians
#2 Hades From Hercules
#3 Ursula’s Alter Ego Vanessa From The Little Mermaid
#4 Jafar From Aladdin
#5 Ursula From The Little Mermaid
#6 Mother Gothel From Tangled
#7 Captain Hook From Peter Pan
#8 Gaston From Beauty And The Beast
#9 Prince Hans From Frozen
#10 Evil Queen From Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
#11 Judge Claude Frollo From The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
#12 Maleficent From The Sleeping Beauty