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Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner custom doll repaint by noeling Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner custom doll repaint by noeling
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Lindsay Wagner has been my all-time idol since I was 14 years old. I remember being captivated by her beauty when I first saw her on tv in 1976 playing the Bionic Woman Jaime Sommers. Back then I was just barely learning how to draw faces - and upon seeing Lindsay's exquisite features, she became a constant subject of my portraiture endeavors. And seeing her in person for the first time in 2006 and presenting her with a portrait I had done of her was a truly surreal moment of my life.

Anyway, here's my little tribute to her in doll form. I used a 16-inch Mrs. Coulter doll from the Golden Compass Series produced by Tonner & Co. I thought the sculpt was just perfect for Lindsay's 3-d portrait.

I completely removed original factory paint and started with a blank canvas to replicate Ms. Wagner's features. Also, I had to partially reroot the doll's hair to give it fullness and to create a middle part. Then I cut and heat styled her hair just as Ms. Wagner looked in her 70s tv series.

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 Tonner Co.)
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mrdamron Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
This one is epic. Fembots beware!
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PHarold Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As someone who grew up watching this show I have to say that this is just truly remarkable. You did a beautiful job on every detail and it looks so much like her it could almost be a still form the TV show itself. the only thing that gives it away is the hand.

You must have a lot of patience! And this is really a true art form since everything has to be painted with no 3D altering at all. Bravo good sir!

And I don't know about you but the fem-bots really creeped me out.
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TheNaughtyBoy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Wooah! <3
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Darkroges Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Whoe! If it wasn't for her hand looking a lil unnatural I would of passed this up as a real person!
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naturalprincess Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
could be a photo !! :D
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Bertoness77 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
WOW
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vagretirobert Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   Artist
bravo
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actionman81 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
What a makeover. Awesome!
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lolxDjk Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
I love it!!! She's got a sway in her hair that makes any one want to just stare at her. Did you re-curl her hair ???(besides repainting her face)
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nappyfro81 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Awesome!
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