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Cate Blanchett, Galadriel doll by noeling Cate Blanchett, Galadriel doll by noeling
NOTE: This doll recently sold on ebay. Auction link below:

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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.

This sculpt in my opinion is absolutely spot on, but sadly the factory paint failed to bring out Cate Blanchett's strong features. Scale and proportion were major issues, particularly the eyes and lips.

Since her makeup was very minimal, it was a little tricky as well.

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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lilypadlake Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Fabulous! I love how her expression seems to change depending on the angle of the photo.
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Danielitho21 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I like tat expression at the face
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ObscureSanctuary Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
She looks so real!
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Cazuhe Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
So beautiful...
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Faedou Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
my favorite !
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The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   General Artist
Wow this is epic!!
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ShadowfaxCreations Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Truly outstanding! The resemblance is stunning.
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Emma-Jen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is so flawless. <3 omg i don't even understand. SO AMAZING <3
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Ahalteke Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
-GASP- SHE IS GORGEOUS. I always loved her in the films and I think you captured her likeness perfectly.
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ucurmi Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Been looking through your gallery and that pretty much amazing stuff you're doing. Keep it up!
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