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custom doll repaint Lady Gaga - Telephone by noeling
custom doll repaint Lady Gaga - Telephone

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The doll I used is a 17-inch resin ball jointed Venus Sybarite doll produced by Superdoll. The base doll I used is not a representation of any celebrity or character, but I thought the mold was close enough to create a Lady Gaga repaint.

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 likeness of Lady Gaga, particularly inspired by her looks from "Bad Romance" and "Telephone" music videos.

As I could not find a similar wig to the one that she wears in the "Telephone" music video, I had to hand restyle and hand dye the wig myself.

The inset photo on the bottom shows the mass produced version as originally released.

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 the Tonner Doll company
David Boreanaz as Liam /Angelus doll repaint by noeling
David Boreanaz as Liam /Angelus doll repaint
custom repaint of Sideshow 11 1/2 inch Buffy the Vampire Slayer David Boreanaz as Liam / Angelus figure

For more of my art, visit

ON INSTAGRAM - @noelcruzdolls

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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!
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.…


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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Fabian2k Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Student General Artist
Awesome work buddy, I'm completely speechless with your talent :)
cospixels Featured By Owner 2 days ago
My goodness you have so so much talent O_O
akiraken Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are really talented and what you do is very astounding !

Thanks for showing that !!
Jenni41 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Wow! You are amazingly talented! 
dixiekasilke Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is amazing!! I need to :+devwatch: you!! :nod:
TamTammycandy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ang galing nyo po!!! May God bless you
Ane-Artworks Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :)
GabiHorseArt98 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Have you ever worked on David Garret's face???? I mean.. have you ever painted his face??
I found this.. I thought you did this..… and still very good!
I love your work! Your skills are a gift and of course all your life! I'm pleased to meet such an artist here in DA
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.
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