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Diana Ross custom doll repaint by noeling Diana Ross custom doll repaint by noeling
Note: This doll has sold and is now in a private collection. Link below:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?…

FOR MORE OF MY ART, PLEASE VISIT MY WEB SITE AT WWW. NCRUZ.COM . Link below:

www.ncruz.com

OR CHECK MY WORK OUT ON FACEBOOK AT:

www.facebook.com/noelcruz.art

I have been very busy with other doll projects but I am very pleased to present my latest ebay offering. Diana Ross and her music has been very much a part of my growing up years and many memories of my life back in the Philippines, so creating a celebrity custom doll honoring Ms. Ross was an absolute pleasure.


I use a Mattel production doll for this project. The inset photo at the bottom shows the doll in its original factory state.

As with all my creations, I completely strip the original factory paint on each of the dolls, and completely repaint the facial features in, paying attention to accuracy of likeness and lifelike expressions. The doll also underwent hair rework to match the proportions of the face. .

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 company)
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Rookwall Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
I think what I love most about your work is how you realign their pupils so they don't have lazy or dead eyes. Also them hairlines. You are amazing.
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Danielitho21 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Me gusta el cabello, como haces tantos peinados
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Karenjeans87 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing i like it!
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earlyrizer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I own this doll just added to my collection
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ICMDesigned Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
O MY GOODNESS I WANT ONE
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NATY-JAMG Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
very nice work and should do one model of Psy Gangnam Style too!!!!
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graphite220 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Your work is absolutely phenomenal!!!
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CorbinBernsenFan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Awesome!
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mirandaljv Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What do you do to make the hair look more natural?
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andypriceart Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is mind blowing. The likeness is astounding
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