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Selena Quintanilla custom doll repaint by noeling
Selena Quintanilla custom doll repaint
Note: This custom doll has sold and is now in a private collection. Auction link is provided below:…?

full facial repaint, completely precision hand repainted featuring three dimensional repaint/shading/highlighting on eyes, eyebrows, and lips to faithfully transform the doll into the accurate and life-like likeness of singing legend Selena Quintanilla. Careful attention has been given to replicate the nuances of her features.
Some Christmas Thoughts - Happy Holidays 2014 by noeling
Some Christmas Thoughts - Happy Holidays 2014
Christmas can mean many things to many different people. But I think the most universal is one of love and our connection with the ones we feel it with. With that, I wish to profoundly express my love and overwhelming appreciation to all of you. You all have become my extended family in the most real sense. Thank you for allowing me to share my art to you and your homes. It is my wish to each and everyone that we all may feel the spirit of the season with all our loved ones. From my home to yours, a most cherished and beautiful Christmas to you all!
Doll Repaint Angelina Jolie Maleficent Disney vers by noeling
Doll Repaint Angelina Jolie Maleficent Disney vers
You can now follow me on Instagram @noelcruzdolls


This doll is currently being offered for sale on ebay. Click on link below to view the 3-day auction:…?

Custom precision repaint of the Disney Store version Maleficent doll.  Image on the left shows the doll before repaint.

Repaint is a new form of pop art, wherein the doll's face is treated like a three dimensional canvas, with the added challenge of painting within a very small area and an even greater challenge of recreating a real person's likeness. Since dolls are basically miniature pieces, brush strokes and shading have to be very controlled and precise.

-- acrylic paint and ultra fine brushes

(Note: I am not in any way affiliated with Disney or any other doll or toy company.)
As a Filipino, I am deeply saddened by the recent devastation that has befallen my country, with many towns decimated and thousands killed from the recent worst ever recorded typhoon in history that ravaged the Philippines a few days ago. It would be a disservice if I didn't take this moment to call to everyone for whatever assistance, help and support we can extend to the victims of this horrific disaster. I feel grateful and honored for your support of my art, but we are first and foremost human beings and I have faith in the power of humanity especially in moments of real crisis.

Many thanks to everyone for allowing me to reach to you and your hearts so that we can come together and help those who are suffering.

Below is a link to relief organizations where we can send help. Whatever we can give, even prayers, will go  long way in helping our hurting brothers and sisters.…


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Noel Cruz
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
As an artist, I strive to always challenge myself and push the boundaries. My passion for hand painted miniature celebrity figures stems from my love of portraits, which has been my whole artistic arc since childhood.

The satisfaction of not only the ability to recreate a person's likeness but to recreate it in lifelike 3D miniature form (i.e. dolls and action figures) is one that I consider immeasurable.

Repaint is not your standard mainstream artistic arena, but I am extremely grateful that it has been gaining recognition for the last 10 years.

Repaint is a portrait taken to a whole other level.

Current Residence: California (with Philippines as my proud original residence)
Favourite genre of music: Pop Rock, Ballads, Disco, Instrumental
Favourite photographer: leibovitz
Favourite style of art: realism
Operating System: My emotion and body of knowledge!
Shell of choice: The external human body!
Wallpaper of choice: I prefer faux-painted walls
Skin of choice: Human skin
Favourite cartoon character: pinocchio, seven dwarfs
Personal Quote: It\\\'s not where you reside externally, but where you reside internally that matters!


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WolvenAshes Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Your art is amazing! Your repaints are absolutely incredible, as long as the face structure is mostly right to begin with, you can take a doll and make it look like the real thing! Looking through your repaints I had to keep reminding myself that they were dolls. You take every tiny detail and paint it on such a tiny scale it's amazing. Keep up the good work :)
AlexandraSerres Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, what you do is simply amazing. The likeness is incredible.
caananwhite Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Artist
Bro, had me rolling over here! in a good way!  it' is SIMPLY BREATHTAKING the likenesses you've captured!  Like I knew who they were before even seeing the same!!!!  AIMPLY AMAZING!!!!
Tejrockz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  New member
It was interesting,fun and learning! Thanks for ur art!
BlackForbiddenRose Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing work :)
BlueRoseLoL Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Can you submit photos how you make their hair so real???
A friend n I was trying to know how xD he said you use real hair. Please!! 
DlynnChan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Dolls ^w^

Mangle lick icon!


Sheep Emoji-1 (Being Kawaii fluffy) [V1] the best
Rui-Abel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015   Digital Artist
Amazing work
AvneetUB Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist…       yay a daily mail article about you! you are a truly original and wonderful artist!
Mythian Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Writer
Could you recreate the New Kids On The Block dolls? Or do one of the singer Enya?
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