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Cher Doll Repaint by noeling Cher Doll Repaint by noeling
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Yet another custom repaint of Mattel's Cher celebrity doll. This doll started out as the 2001 first ever released 11 1/2 inch Barbie-sized Cher dressed in a lavender gown originally designed by Bob Mackie.

So , as I always do, I completely removed factory facial painting and hand painted the doll to create a faithful replica of Cher's features particularly inspired by her signature look.

The doll's hair has been also been painstakingly reworked. I gave it a trim and then thinned down the thickness of the doll's hair by running the scissors along the length of the hair. This was done to achieve a more realistic scale in miniature. Her bangs also underwent restyling - it was heat set so that is sits flat on her forehead.

The inset photo on the bottom middle shows the doll as it looked originally before repainting.

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 Mattel.)
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:iconthepurpleorchid1:
thepurpleorchid1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
thats the best cher doll i ever seen
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:icondanielitho21:
Danielitho21 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Muy realista me gusta mucho esta, sobre todo el cabello
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:iconmatsurifanarte:
MatsuriFanARTE Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woow.. You are amazing
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:icongothicjellybean:
GothicJellyBean Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
before, it looked nothing like her.
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:icontwiligthvampire89:
twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Beautiful work
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:iconperzinocchel:
perzinocchel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
:-)
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:iconmuggle-angel:
Muggle-Angel Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
The before looks more like Disney's Esmeralda...
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:iconlil-utena:
lil-utena Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
I don't think the doll looks like cher until you repainted it. they didnt do her any justice.
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:iconahl-vah-roh:
Ahl-Vah-Roh Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Wow, this is amazing, your work is astounding.
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:iconmskm2001:
MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
wow...looks just like her
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:icondynyev:
DynyeV Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Certanly my favorite......
what an amazing job you do..... surely they tell you that a lot!
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:iconartisticgothicmodel:
ArtisticGothicModel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i was told i looked like her, id love to have this doll
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:iconeclipsethedragoness:
EclipseTheDragoness Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
you make these look real!!!
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:iconmalczewska:
Malczewska Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
that is AMAZING, she looks so real....
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:iconcadillac-blood:
Cadillac-Blood Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. My. God. I love Cher, and you captured her PERFECTLY in this repaint. I envy your skills. Have you seen Burlesque, yet? She was fabulous in that. <3
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:iconac2377:
ac2377 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
well, this is kinda going to sound weird, since it Cher, but… your repaint looks so much more like her then the fabricated doll!
It's almost amazing how the fabricated doll's face makes her even more unrealistic looking than she does, considering that Cher doesnt look very natural anymore. You managed to give her a natural appearance and breathed life into the doll :) your repaint really does look like Cher :clap: :heart:
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:iconrujero:
Rujero Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
incredible! your best yet!
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:iconicyhugs:
icyhugs Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: this has to be one of your very best!
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:iconmishavs:
mishavs Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Awesome Work...
Keep it up so some of us Doll lovers get as delighted as I have. :D
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:iconangelofpurity15:
angelofpurity15 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks better than the original. You've got some killer skills :)
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:iconravenbaubles:
RavenBaubles Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Really beautiful repaint.
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:iconunrestinglove:
UnrestingLove Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Absolutely stunning! It's very realistic!
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:iconbellebleu:
bellebleu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
That's amazing! It looks just like her.
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:iconmakeupbymaggie:
MakeupByMaggie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously realistic.
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:iconbevanny:
BeVanny Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Amazing..... as always!!! =D
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Its funny that they go to such efforts to get the heads well sculpted but let them go out with such horrible paint jobs on them. You've done an awesome job paiting this, the likeness is excellent.
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shadee Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. I love that your repaints don't just make the dolls look better than the originals but that the resemblance to the actual people is so uncanny that you almost expect them to change their expression or blink at you if you stare at them long enough. :)
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:iconlandale:
Landale Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love your dedication to this art form it's always such a great thing to see landing in the DA watch inbox.
Looking at this doll makes me wonder; have you ever thought about airbrushing the body as well? On dolls like this one where she shows a bit of skin, I think I'd love to see her body as matte as the face and not shiny stock plastic, if you know what I mean =). I know in other doll remaking, such as the super popular asian dollfie's, people sometimes also work on the body.
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shoyru-super Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The repaint looks much better then the original, fabulous job.
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carpenoctem Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cher has one of the most iconic faces and you hit it right on the head :D. (the original doll is just awful... Mattel is really selling these? o.O )
I absolutely love your work. :heart:
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narutard45671 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Looks a thousand times better than the original. Great job!
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:iconwolfgrl13:
Wolfgrl13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your doll repaints are always so amazing!!
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:iconasteeg1412:
asteeg1412 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
amazing as always...:D
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:iconmidnights-song:
Midnights-Song Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
The repaint is amazing! Much better than the original! :D
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