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Arwen custom doll repaint by noeling Arwen custom doll repaint by noeling
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Being a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy film, I anticipated with much excitement Tonner Company's release of their LOTR line of dolls based from the films.

The sculpt in my opinion is absolutely spot on, but sadly the factory paint failed to bring out Liv Tyler's features. It was quite a challenge because not only did I need to capture Liv's features but also her essence and character as Arwen, as well as capture an expression of inner emotion and longing for her mortal love, Aragorn.

Complete hair restyle and full facial repaint were needed to bring Liv's features to life. The subtlest shading on the different features of her face was executed to achieve this.

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 . 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)
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:iconcolorsplashxx:
colorsplashxx Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the likeness is just jarring. your work is impeccable!
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AngeliinaSwan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
So realistic, it's sick... 
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MachalaTheBest Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you are very talented! Your dolls are all so well done, and beautifully painted. :)
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MorningStarDust Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
WOW very well done!!
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:iconnyxcalhoun:
NyxCalhoun Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very pretty! so talented!
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:iconmaeva-gemini:
Maeva-Gemini Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
You're an artist!!!!! It's beautiful!!!
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:iconzelphiegray:
ZelphieGray Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! How's that even possible :'O! Wonderful!
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:iconsparklysockz:
SparklySockz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What kind of paint do you use? I would love to be this good!!!! ;p
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:iconreddish-beige:
reddish-beige Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Your repainted dolls are creepily lifelike! Like a miniature of the living persons... Amazing talent!
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PakdeMatt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
You change 'i dont know who she is" doll become arwen doll.....WITCH!
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:iconcalliope74:
Calliope74 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Your work is epic, you have a great talent
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:iconweezie-cupcake:
Weezie-Cupcake Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Absolutely brilliant! It looks just like her.
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:icondanielitho21:
Danielitho21 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Casi idéntica exelente
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saniyshark Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is incredeble youre really talented 
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TheBrassGlass Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I saw this on Tumblr; it's wonderful. :heart:
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:iconindiancrowe:
indiancrowe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
wow!!
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:iconcosmic-empress:
Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
That's super crazy. You have an amazing eye for shapes and color.
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:iconspeckledheart:
SpeckledHeart Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh. My. God.
This is absolutely magnificent! Great work! :la:
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:iconfaedou:
Faedou Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
MAGICAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconcodenamehexx:
CodenameHexx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just perfect. She looks beautiful
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harmonyofdissonance6 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow beautiful looks just like her
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ShadowfaxCreations Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aww! I love how you did redid her hair so you can see her beautiful elf ears... :heart:
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CourtneyWalsh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant
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:iconjunklekennedy:
Junklekennedy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Another one of my favorites! Awesome job!
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AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow this is amazing :clap: I want one (but not with factory paint :giggle:) Very beautiful and it looks exactly like her now :heart:
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Ladyr4v3n Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this !!! :#1:
i love arwen so much and this is gorgeous :eyepopping:
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LeeliWingfeather Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen on DA.
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:iconasharani:
AsharaNi Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
It amazes me how little (or even nothing) in common the dolls have with the real people BEFORE you repaint their faces...:no: Great job you're doing, keep it up! :thumbsup:
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hatti369 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Amazing!! How did you remove the factory paint?
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:iconkayari-of-midnight:
Kayari-of-Midnight Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Writer
That paint job you did is fantastic! It looks like a real human face!
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SinnMaschine Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
This is so brilliant and wonderful that I'm just speechless... I'm blown away!!
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Hearthazard Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow...she's so beautiful (and I love your Aragorn aswell :) )
wish I had this doll! xD
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synesthesicchick Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
these are really incredible!
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AsterikeSage Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A miniature beauty of the real thing =D And you can't even tell the difference other then that! Great work!
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hohanne Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
you give me the chills
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hkragon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
a..awesome....!!!
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LynxxxLove Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful!!!!!
I Love Arwen <3
Really amazing art! :D
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etbphoto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
damn!! badass!!
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:iconbobawawa:
bobawawa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
holy sh**! she looks soooooooo realistic!!! love it!!
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gaiai Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Hello, sorry to bother you. I live in Brazil and here there is this to customize dolls. I'm having trouble finding nuit simple things like books and handouts. The few websites selling hair are also not satisfying me for lack of certain hair color. could you please help me? indicating a book, a workbook, a site
thank you

ps your work is wonderful
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TheDreamyDonno Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!
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MeinTeil Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Please make a tutorial to show how you do this. It's amazing! Make Angelina Jolie <3<3
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gokcegokcen Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what are those "before" dolls? can you just take a label-doll and change it and resell it? isn't that forbidden??
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CrabOfDoom Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. There's nothing illegal or forbidden about repainting a doll's face and selling it as an art piece. He bought all of the dolls he's redone and that makes them his property to do with as he pleases, as long as he isn't infringing on Tonner's copyrights, which can't be done unless he uses the doll as a mold to reproduce more dolls, copies the original face paint onto more dolls, or tries to claim them as factory originals in his sales. He does none of that, so there's no infringement going on. What people are buying is one-of-a-kind art, and not mass-produced knock-offs.

If reselling previously purchased merchandise were illegal, eBay and Goodwill would be sued out of existence.
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devilfern Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, your painting is so precise! I love how you can make the skin seem so real and soft. Very cool.
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AppleArt2011 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
She is looking like real! OwO
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ailer00 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
arggg im a afn already.......
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NyghtshaydeEN Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really wish manufacturers could see this is the kind of thing collectors REALLY want to see! You do such phenomenal work it takes my breath away how AWESOME it is! Beautiful job!
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CJangel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist
Had I had the money, I would have so bought this... This and Aragorn! Really well done though! I love it! :clap::iconclapplz:
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Nildrin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an incredible form of art, I would never have thought that portraying on a 3D "canvas" could exist.
I imagine the patience and self control that such an achievement requires; I really admire the performance!

As for the features of the dolls, are they all made from the same mold, or is there a difference between each personality? Do you need for example to play with the shading to be able to depict a true "Liv Taylor nose" or is it already specific to the doll?
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