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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.

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.

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:








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

♬ original sound - lexivaughancosplay



And even Sofia the First:

Holly also gave other Disney characters realistic transformations — like Flynn Rider from Tangled:


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

And Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck-It Ralph:

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."

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!