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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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:iconnandra11:
Your magical painting powers are making my mind explode!
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:iconpakdematt:
From Hobo doll to Aragorn doll.....Totally wicked!
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leikhani Dec 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible work!
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ScereyahaDreamweaver 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 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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DeeNuke May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I don't even know what to say! This is freakily amazing!
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ChristianCowgirl116 May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent! You got the expression, the darkness...everything is so RIGHT.
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Musapan 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 May 11, 2013  Student Writer
Jeeeeeesus. o A o <3
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ForeverArtsy May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank goodness you made him tanner and his beard looks real now. Amazing work!
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