“Moana” has blazed trails across the ocean and the box office, recently passing $600 million worldwide. Disney’s Polynesian Princess might be the studios’ strongest female lead yet. Many have commented how Disney’s latest princess is drawn as an independent powerful young woman with a realistic body type. You know, someone you might actually encounter in Polynesia today.
Finnish graphic designer and illustrator Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen, known for his series of portraits of Disney animated characters on how they would appear in real life, has been asked by fans to create a portrait of Moana as she would appear if she were a real person. We’re happy to say that Jirka did not disappoint.
On Instagram Jirka said, “So many requests for this one – and I finally found some time [to] give her a go! So without further ado, here is my take on #Moana.”
How do you think he did?
Of course, if you ask me, there already is a Moana in real life, the actor who provided the character her voice – Auli’i Cravahlo.
Previously: Learn to draw toddler Moana.