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Updated on Aug 2, 2020. Posted on Jul 16, 2020

This Artist Reimagined Disney Princesses With More Realistic Faces And The Results Are Astounding

Moana, is that you?

If you’re like me, you’re probably a fan of a creative Disney Princess reimagining. From depicting them as their original designs to dressing them in '90s fashion, artists have been making some epic princess transformations. And lately, they’ve been taking their creations to TikTok.

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Holistic wellbeing practitioner and artist Holly Fae, known as @hollyfae_art on TikTok, recently went viral after posting videos of her artwork reimagining Disney Princesses with more “realistic” faces — and some of them are fairly unrecognizable.

BuzzFeed spoke to Holly, who said the inspiration initially came, funny enough, when she was trying to make a meme that featured Elsa.

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"I just realized, 'Wow, her eyes are SO BIG!' And I wondered, 'What would she look like with more realistic proportions?' I started editing and recording the process, and I posted it just for fun. Before I knew it, the video had thousands of views, then a million, and it kept going! People started asking if I could do the same with other princesses, and it turned into a fun project for me!”

For her princess transformations, Holly alters the proportions of their animated features to create a more realistically styled drawing, giving the Disney characters a subtle — but iconic — real-life makeover. Here are some of her coolest creations:

Elsa:

@hollyfae_art

Which do you like better? #elsa #frozen2 #foryou #fyp #artchallenge #funny #4upage #artclub #disney #makeover

♬ Into the Unknown - VoicePlay
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Anna:

@hollyfae_art

THANK YOU FOR 100K I am speechless!!!!!! 💙💙💙💙💙#frozen2 #annaandelsa #disney #disneyprincesses #funny #procreate #art

♬ Least of These (Vuelie) - Røros Soul Children
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Ariel:

@hollyfae_art

Thanks everyone! 😄 Check my IG for the poll, I can’t keep up with comments here! #ariel #disneyprincesses #disney #art #procreate #funny #4u #artist

♬ Part Of Your World (LM STAGEPLAY) - アトリエ・ボッサ・コンシャス
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Rapunzel:

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Moana:

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Merida:

@hollyfae_art

Here is Merida from Brave! Shall we do Christoff or a Classic Princess Next? #disney #procreate #fyp #foryoupage #Merida #brave #transformation

♬ original sound - lexivaughancosplay
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Belle:

@hollyfae_art

Which do you prefer? Featuring voice of @arroz_con_habichuelas #belle #procreate #disneyprincess #beautyandthebeast #funny #art #fyp #foryou

♬ original sound - arroz_con_habichuelas
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Jasmine:

@hollyfae_art

Before or After??? #princessjasmine #disney #disneyprincess #disneyprincessedit #aladdin #procreate #fyp #foryou #art #foryoupage

♬ A Whole New World (Aladdin Cover) - Maari
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And even Sofia the First:

@hollyfae_art

So much to learn and see 😱 #sofiathefirst #sofiathefirstchallenge #hollyfae #disney #disneyprincess #procreate #funny #foryoupage #4upage

♬ original sound - rayven💖 - rayven💖
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Holly also gave other Disney characters realistic transformations — like Flynn Rider from Tangled:

@hollyfae_art

I don’t usually draw guys - I hope he looks ok! Tag @garrett_watts since he specifically requested Flynn 😁 #Disney #Rapunzel #flynnrider #procreate

♬ Ive got a dream Flynn and Rapunzel - skyomedy
hollyfae_art / TikTok / Via tiktok.com

And Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck-It Ralph:

@hollyfae_art

Tag your favorite Vanellope Cosplayer!! Merida is next 💖 #Vanellope #wreckitralph #disney #princess #procreate #fyp #foryou #transformation

♬ original sound - misshaleymichelle
hollyfae_art / TikTok / Via tiktok.com

So, what's next for Holly? According to her, she's planning to finish all the Disney Princesses and then transform characters from other franchises, like How to Train Your Dragon.

With more than 25 million views on her original Elsa video, one thing's for sure — the internet is loving her transformations. "Reading messages people have sent me saying that they felt inspired to make art after seeing mine really touches my heart," Holly said. "I think that inspiring others is one of the greatest things we can get out of life."

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For more of Holly's artwork and upcoming tutorials, check out her TikTok account @hollyfae_art, Instagram page @hollyfae_art, and YouTube Channel Holly Fae.

What's your favorite ~realistic~ Disney character transformation? Let me know in the comments below!

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