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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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:iconlilypadlake:
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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:icondanielitho21:
Danielitho21 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I like tat expression at the face
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:iconobscuresanctuary:
ObscureSanctuary Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
She looks so real!
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:iconcazuhe:
Cazuhe Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
So beautiful...
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:iconfaedou:
Faedou Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
my favorite !
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:iconthe-rasmus-raven:
The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   General Artist
Wow this is epic!!
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:iconshadowfaxcreations:
ShadowfaxCreations Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Truly outstanding! The resemblance is stunning.
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:iconemma-jen:
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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:iconahalteke:
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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:iconucurmi:
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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:iconetc-anime:
etc-anime Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when I saw this the first words to come out of my mouth were, out loud: "THAT'S A DOLL?!"
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:iconjediprincessstarfire:
JediPrincessStarfire Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
WHAT. THE. I need this. Also, you're also one hell of an artist!
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:icontsukikap:
TsukiKap Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
I love Galadriel!!! God i want this doll so much T.T
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:iconpinup-guy:
pinup-guy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You captured the slight squintiness on the corner of her eyes and the fullness of her lips so well. Your attention to detail and ability to convey subtlety is astounding. :)
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jrc1385 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's amazing how you changed the doll with just paint, it now looks like Cate Blanchett!
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:iconvox-hitomi:
Vox-Hitomi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
o_O wow...
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:iconaipe-hirokareo:
aipe-hirokareo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, just from looking at her face I never would have guessed this was a doll. This is absolutely amazing.
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:iconilionej:
Ilionej Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing! :wow:
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:iconperfling:
Perfling Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
... I ... I have no words...
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:iconcordially-yours:
cordially-yours Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Damn it I wish I had money to get one of your repaint dolls >_<!
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:iconaftertherainn:
aftertherainn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
amazing what you do with these dolls, they look so realistic
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:iconriadana:
Riadana Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
breathtakingly beautiful *-*
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:iconsolacelight:
SolaceLight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Yours are better than the originals
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:iconsol89:
Sol89 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Artisan Crafter
woow
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:iconsweetlolitadoll:
SweetLolitaDoll Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah!!! I want a Galadriel :faint:
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:icontheeternaldreamer:
theEternalDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful! I love how you captured the gentle beauty on the doll's face. ^^ Wow!
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Ingrima Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
My favourite in the gallery :D
almost 100% perfect (the only thing to change would be to have a little less "mascara" on the eyes and the face would be perfectly similar)
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Ingrima Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Incredible :omg:
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:iconnovemberharrins:
NovemberHarrins Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student
Seriously... you are amazing O.o
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Narxinba222 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Interface Designer
wow, the original factory paint wasnt that bad, compared to the other orignals you've shown, but once again you've managed to bring it so much further, so life-like
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SilverStallion21 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Wow. Incredible. Each one of yours I see, I fall a little more in love with your creations. Breathtaking.
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Anime-for-president Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Genius. I totally want one. I love Cate Blanchett. I really liked her role as Irina Spalko in Indiana Jones. Lord of the Rings was awesome with her too.
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mazzy713 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow, I just getting happier and happier as I go through your Gallery! These are so beautiful! :heart:
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SophieFreak Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
I really like this doll of yours. Every doll you make, as awsome, but this one is the top -for me. She's so alive, I don't know, how you did it, but she's just... perfect :D
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:iconlukemill:
LukeMill Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Wow, it looks just like her.
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MercedesDelancort Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student Artist
sooo...where do I get his :)...I might ask my parents to get me this because I've never found dolls like this in my entire life..
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claygoddess Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I doubt that I could do what you do. She's amazing.
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:iconambhal:
Ambhal Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
The mouth has such character. Not only is your work incredibly realistic, but that slight quirk in her mouth is amazing: Cate Blanchett spot on.
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:iconchiriku:
chiriku Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I am just floored by your steady hand and the pieces you come up with are just beautiful. I see a lot of dolls on ebay that have just been put through the ringer and I'd love to play and experiment with them and do what you manage to do with these dolls, but it would take quite a bit of practice to acquire the steady handiness that you've managed to obtain. O.o You'd swear you were looking at a person until you notice the joints. What brand of paint do you perfer using? Also, what do you even use to get the initial paint off? o.O
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91-inachan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
oh you've already done them!
Great love it! =)

<3
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:iconmyntkat:
MyntKat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This work has been included in my Lord of the Rings feature. :)
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thetrappedartist Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's beyond amazing...it looks just like Cate
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:iconsweetiebear05:
sweetiebear05 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
This is beautiful!!
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:icongummyrabbit:
gummyrabbit Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is so gorgeous, you did a wonderful job!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good work on these! :D
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girlywhirlyclm Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
STUNNING :love:
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:iconpoppopcorn:
poppopcorn Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
I <3 LORD OF THE RINGS!!!! THIS IS BEYOND WORDS, YOUR AMAZING
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:iconestelindis:
Estelindis Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Astonishing! The level of detail and likeness is just astounding.
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silverandgold06 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
She looks AMAZING!!
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:iconaereodon:
Aereodon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
marvellous!!!!!!
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