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Cate Blanchett as Galadriel custom doll repaint by noeling Cate Blanchett as Galadriel custom doll repaint by noeling
NOTE: This doll has sold on ebay.


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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 strongly distinct 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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:iconwielogrodzianka:
Wielogrodzianka Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
GARANDIELA <333
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:iconaqualokk:
Aqualokk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
She looks so real
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:iconpennieculus:
PennieCulus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG this would be my favourite doll for ever if I were still a kid *o* You make me want to be a child again. Really awesome. It's like looking on a photo. First I thought it is a photo! :)
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SparxGuardian Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How much did she sell for?
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:icon23102001:
23102001 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Writer
probably thousands as it is hand painted to perfections
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:iconpcamenzind:
PCamenzind Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   Writer
Magnificent!
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:iconclingwrap:
clingwrap Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
I can understand why the original dolls are painted the way they are, but seeing the re-creation is just amazing.  you have such talent!
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:iconwheezie60:
Wheezie60 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Your re-creation is phenomenal. You have brought out the life, warmth...speechless. 
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:iconmaliceintheabyss:
MaliceInTheAbyss Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing!
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:iconelksongredfeather:
elksongredfeather Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, beautiful!
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:iconemz-photography:
Emz-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Photographer
looks more like Cate Blanchett than Cate Blanchett does
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:icon2b0rlee:
2b0rLee Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student General Artist
give it to me!
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:iconizzybr:
izzybr Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
me want!!!!
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:iconlil-razzle-dazzles:
lil-razzle-dazzles Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is crazy cool because I have a friend who has this doll and it didn't look anything at all like Cate Blanchett but what you did......wow!:wow:That's Cate!:w00t!:  Amazing!  Good job!:nod:
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Blazing-Dasher Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Woah, seriously, for one crazy moment I thought it was a picture...
...but it isn't.
You're a true artist! 
Keep up the amazing work. 
+ fave!
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:iconworldlynazgul:
worldlyNazgul Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
thats remarkle, she looks just like the real thing, i wish i could have had this when i was a little kid 
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:iconstangil:
Stangil Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You captured her eyes perfectly. You sir are amazing.
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:iconsda-messengersoracle:
SDA-MessengersOracle Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Spot on is a grotesque understatement.....:faint: Oh my word, seriously? Just wow.....I think my all time favorite of any of your works. This repaint is out of this world....WOW.
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ijustlikepsychoticth Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
I love everything you do omg!Your work is stunnig
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:icontwinkel13:
Twinkel13 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student General Artist
*scREAM* <3<3<3<3
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:iconmagicv:
MagicV Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
stunning
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:icontinacaper:
TinaCaper Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
holy crap that's good
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:iconkumquatmascara:
KumquatMascara Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
I am so incredibly impressed... this is epic :D You even managed to make her skin look like it was glowing!!!!
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:icontokosha:
Tokosha Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like a photograph of her, such detail, those eyes must have been HARD!
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Hi there. :wave: I've featured your stunning work in my article on customised dolls: [link] Have a lovely day. :dalove:
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:icontammyphotography:
TammyPhotography Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is really impressive. Love your doll make-overs, especially this one. You really bring them alive. As if they are real tiny replica's of the real thing. Beautiful craftsmanship. :heart:
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strawberryenigma Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Wow, incredible!!
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:iconmorganelise141:
MorganElise141 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
You are so amazing! I cannot believe how beautiful and detailed these dolls are!
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:iconthepixiedoor:
ThePixieDoor Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
these are awesome :)
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:iconniqibear:
NiqiBear Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so beautiful. It's absolutely stunning.
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:iconmustingel:
mustingel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks realistic its amazzzing
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:iconleady92:
leady92 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
She is perfect! It looks like a frame of the film...
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:iconhenbody:
henbody Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
oh wow. this is really cool!
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:iconcwol:
Cwol Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Nice. Your work is always amazing!
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:iconmburleigh8:
mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done.
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:iconelvengirl427:
Elvengirl427 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconopalthehedgehog18:
opalthehedgehog18 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh doing that to this doll makes me cringe x.x I been wanting it so bad for years. But your repaint is definitely beautiful.
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:iconagentofhate:
AgentofHate Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Artist
what skill!!!
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:iconeldessia:
Eldessia Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
That is absoloutely stunning..
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:iconzaboo17:
zaboo17 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Beautiful! I love Lord of the Rings too! Will there be other members of the cast coming?
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:iconnanaloid:
nanaloid Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Writer
It looks exactly like her *-* OMG, I love it.
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SeeSamSketch Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
It looks like she could speak!
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:iconsupervergil:
supervergil Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
somehow it more looks like Bryce Dallas Howard.. :D
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:iconsm51:
SM51 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Before, it looked kinda like your generic Barbie doll.


After, it looked more like Cate Blanchett.
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:iconshadowlust13:
ShadowLust13 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I thought this was a makeup tutorial thing... thats amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconbabylonsabby:
BabylonSabby Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
That is just friggin' awesome. You got her eyes perfect. Those are her eyes, her lips, and...that is her face!
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:iconericajo:
ericajo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
You made it look so much more lifelike :love:
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LostInMyManga Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think this is your best yet.
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DarkLordZil Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
DAMN, So realistic! Almost scares me! XD
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:icontamitw:
TamiTw Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW omg that's so beautiful!
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