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Doll Repaint -  Bette Davis by noeling Doll Repaint -  Bette Davis by noeling
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This celebrity doll repaint was inspired by my ultimate favorite silver screen legend Bette Davis as she appeared in the very early stages of her career.

I used a 16-inch factory produced Bette Davis by Robert Tonner Doll company. As with most mass produced celebrity-inspired dolls, the facial sculpt is spot on, but the facial painting just leaves much to be desired (please refer to the "before" photo on the bottom middle).

I completely removed factory facial painting and hand painted it to more faithfully replicate young Bette Davis's features, particularly the iconic bulging eyes.

Also, the doll's hair has been completely and painstakingly restyled to duplicate one of her popular early hair styles.

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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SapphoSuccubus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Perfection.
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ChrisStarkiller Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Do Bette when she did "Jezebel". I'd like to see her in her as Scarlett O'Hara's "rival". LOL
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doll-inc Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thats beautiful!! I'd like if you check my painting of this amazing actress too
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GrayEyesOfNight Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
My mom and I Love Bette Davis, I showed this to her and she went "I want that doll.."
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ElizaDane Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Bette Davis is actually my great great aunt and I know she would have loved this
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seremela05 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did want to ask: Do you make the clothes or use the ones that come with the dolls?
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desness Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
OMG!!
I was just looking at your other dolls just wondering about bette davis, debating on asking if youd do one of her someday then when I looked in your gallery my jaw dropped!! Ima huge fan of hers and this is amazing!!!!!
so much love! :heart:
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psychobilly-kat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
that is extraordinary!!!!!!!!!!!! honestly, i had never heard of this style of art until i saw this!! so unique and individual!! I am actually speachless!!!! except... can I have a go??!! :)
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Oranjes Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, it makes me want to buy it and go play barbies! You are so great at what you do! Bette kind of looks like Scarlett Johansson.
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seremela05 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks amazing!
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