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Doll Repaint - Aragorn by noeling Doll Repaint - Aragorn by noeling
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We couldn't have an Arwen doll without her beloved mortal hero Aragorn. So here he is.

There is evidently more challenge with this repaint as I had to capture Viggo Mortensen 's likeness but infused with his character's essence. I wanted to replicate the rugged weather worn look and the appropriate expression.

Scaling down the hair took quite a bit of work as well as painting in the facial hair which had to be just the right amount and in the right places.

The inset photo on the bottom shows the mass produced version of the doll as it was originally released.

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 and an even greater challenge of recreating a real person's likeness. 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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:iconcolorsplashxx:
colorsplashxx Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is absolutely stunning. i love your work so much!
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:iconpcamenzind:
PCamenzind Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   Writer
Incredible!
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:iconterrisasterrific:
terrisasterrific Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT
OMG
that is so impressive >_< 
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:iconnandra11:
Nandra11 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Your magical painting powers are making my mind explode!
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PakdeMatt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
From Hobo doll to Aragorn doll.....Totally wicked!
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:iconleikhani:
leikhani Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible work!
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ScereyahaDreamweaver Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You do amazing work.

Do you know if there is an online listing where one can see all the Tonner dolls that are available for purchase? Where do you get yours?

I want to make/get a doll as a drawing assistant, but I'm very particular about the exact look, and a lot of the custom dolls are very much towards the overly cute/child-like look, so I thought a custom doll of a male celebrity might be a better starting point, but I'm at a loss as to what a good starting point is for that. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
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WePePe Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :O that's all I can say, I dunno what to say to this awesome Aragorn doll
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:icondeenuke:
DeeNuke Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I don't even know what to say! This is freakily amazing!
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ChristianCowgirl116 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent! You got the expression, the darkness...everything is so RIGHT.
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:iconmusapan:
Musapan Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Time and time again I come to visit your amazing gallery, and no matter how many times I see these dolls, it's always unbelievably incredible to behold.
You are insanely talented, sir!
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psycho-neko-chan Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Writer
Jeeeeeesus. o A o <3
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:iconforeverartsy:
ForeverArtsy Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank goodness you made him tanner and his beard looks real now. Amazing work!
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:iconjenie013:
Jenie013 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
u have really outdone urself this time
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:iconforlorn-devil:
Forlorn-Devil Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
You're amazing
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:iconmrsbarnett15:
MrsBarnett15 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the original looks like one of those poorly done sculptures of Jesus... you did amazing with the repaint... I knew exactly who it was supposed to be BEFORE I saw any title or description. Amazing job
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ShadowfaxCreations Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Scalin down the hair was a very, very good idea. I personally own the original, and the hair drives me crazy.... It's waayy too poofy. :facepalm:
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:iconleady92:
leady92 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
wonderful! it's look like alive...
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:iconflynn1978:
flynn1978 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Epic work!!!!
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:iconnoirart23:
noirart23 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
God. That's just scary amazing O_O
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:icon0toto:
0toto Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AMGD!!! I WANT HIIIM sdflj
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SnowSapphire Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yummy
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:iconhikarimichi:
HikariMichi Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, something you did with the eyebrows and eyes makes it really look like him
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:iconn0ireclipse:
n0ireclipse Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I wish I had this sitting in my room
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SinnMaschine Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
FANTASTIC! <3
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:icontayichi-san:
Tayichi-San Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
you are very very very good*.*
its sooooo awesome *.*
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jrc1385 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great, awesome job!
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:iconbrittninja:
brittninja Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
one does not simply repaint a doll.... dude your work is awesome!! :D
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JenniAllens Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Um, holy shit. I was recommended to this page, and it took me a moment to recognize it was a doll and not actually a photo. Damn impressive.
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Rohirrimwolf Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The talent to do this kind of work must be bottled and sold! LOL
Your repaints are amazing!
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:iconmoraango:
moraango Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
STOP IT! THIS IS FUCKING PERFECT! *----8
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asteeg1412 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can't take my eyes off it!
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tiannas Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
it's a very good job !!!! i like !! no ! i love !!
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tiannas Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
it's a very good job !!!! i like !! no ! i love !!
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AppleArt2011 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Awesome job!
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EclipseTheDragoness Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
This is like REAL! it look sooooo realistic!
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:iconsirtuuna:
Sirtuuna Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   Digital Artist
All of your dolls are freaking awesome! You really can capture correct features on such a small doll faces 0.o Love them!
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:iconchissweetart:
ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Holy crap that is so amazing
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:iconadrianadeimos:
adrianadeimos Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Amazing!
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:iconriadana:
Riadana Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
wow.. just wow... this is amazing!
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:iconsol89:
Sol89 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Artisan Crafter
God, you are amazing!
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Takes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist
grat job! You make those dolls look amazing! I love your work <3
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FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect job !
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:iconhalimede-san:
Halimede-san Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
You perfectly captured Aragorn. Brilliant job.
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Foxy-Lady-Jacqueline Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks just like Viggo Mortenson/Aragorn. Your work is absolutely fascinating. You possess true talent. People are hard enough as it is to draw (and to master), but to do it on a 3-D surface as you do? That's extraordinary.
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:iconkarnilla:
Karnilla Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
It's perfect! You're a wizard or something...
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:iconangeliika:
Angeliika Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Seriously cool! :worship:
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Krakenware Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
I really like the detail on the beard
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tehafikotak Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
godlike!
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KiKiKoy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
unbelievable!
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