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Doll Repaint - Elvis Presley by noeling Doll Repaint - Elvis Presley by noeling
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Elvis Presley needs no introduction - the icon that he is. This doll was commisioned by an avid Elvis fan and collector of celebrity dolls.

The base doll used was a 16-inch Twilight Edward Cullen doll produced by Robert Tonner Co.

The sculpt suprisingly bore a striking similarity to Elvis's. So, I proceeded to completely remove factory facial paint. The doll underwent extensive hair styling to replicate Elvis's during the early days of his career. I hand painted his hairline to give it a more natural appearance. Doll also received molded sideburns which were then hand painted. The doll's original hair color was dark brown, so I had to hand dye his hair to a verydark brunette, almost black.

Facial features were then carefully hand painted to capture Elvis's expression and slight smirk.

The inset photo in the bottom middle shows the mass produced version of the base 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, while paying attention to proper scale.

-- acrylic paint and ultra fine brushes

(Note: I am not in any way affiliated with the Tonner Doll company)
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:iconkaylaber:
kaylaber Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
this doll is simply beautiful. I've been collecting Elvis Presley memorabilia since I was 4, and this is picture is now going on my Elvis shelf.
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:iconlethor94:
LeThor94 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I mean, in addition to the King.
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:iconlethor94:
LeThor94 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Nice! Is anyone else faintly reminded of Dr. Simon Tam?
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:iconcatluvr2:
catluvr2 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work. Great use of the twilight doll.
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:iconvilpart:
Vilpart Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Oh my god it looks so real after repainting :3 Perfect!
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:iconsteveedenartist:
Steveedenartist Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
OOH!-Well i seem to be talkable to on here now!-If i will be able to get back here again is something else, unfortunately-as im new to this compooter lark! xx
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:iconsteveedenartist:
Steveedenartist Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I find your work totally sublime sweet-heart!-I painted mannequins faces at Rootstiens for three years,paint miniatures and once painted a cherub to look like Marilyn.I've had a painting in the National Portrait Gallery and turned down work from Madam.Tussauds.-As well as re-paintin dolls to serve my own warped purposes!-I ask myself after seeing your work;why the hell didnt i pursue it?!-You are so good at what you do that it almost makes me want to forget about developing my funny little habits.-BUT NO!-i am telling myself.-As an English representative,I feel almost obliged to set to work on the Spice Girl dolls.-My paint of choice is oil tho-down to its blendability.-As i am the other side of the World;maybe you could share some tips with me?! -Im a bit more into warping out dolls in an annominous way,but
could be persauded to do a portrait on a doll face befor I persaude someonelse.I loved your portrait of your mum. -I spent hours of delight whilst looking at your work.-Thankyou. -I am on facebook occasionally.-Are you? -fondest regards, Stephen Eden. xx
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:iconthewildspirit:
TheWildSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Elvis Presley pwns Edward Cullen! :D
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:iconvampires185:
vampires185 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
The original looks more like Edward Cullen than Elvis Presley. :XD:

:ninja:
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:iconwishyouwerehere23:
wishyouwerehere23 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i want one !
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:iconjennelle20:
jennelle20 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
if i sent u a doll like that would u do that for me cause my gramma is a huge elvis fan and she had tickets to see his last concert but he died so she never got to see him in concert.also her husband died and now she has always been sad when i came to visit her and this would cheer her up SOOOO much can u do it plz cuz she is really old and probably has about 5 to 10 yrs to live plz plz PWEASE! :please:
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jennelle20 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
just the paint though
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Tattednspitefull Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Odd thing is, I was picturing Elvis as Edward while reading Twilight.
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:iconpjjam:
pjjam Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student General Artist
I'd tap that.
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:iconwhennitemareshaunt:
WhenNitemaresHaunt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
is it just me, or the before one looks somewhat like edward cullen O_O"

ANYways.. AMAZING! <3 i've been looking through your gallery and this the coolest, most realistic doll repaint ever.
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:iconmusicgal3:
musicgal3 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Haha, totally awesome! Even the nose (from this angle, at least) looks pretty similar to Elvis'. And gotta love that smirk! :heart: ;)
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:iconlaika-sky:
laika-sky Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
I love you. I have such a huge crush on Elvis, and now that I see this! :+favlove:
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:iconretroninja:
RetroNinja Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY LORD!! I'm a big fan of Mr. Presley and by God... Am IN LOVE with your gallery and repaintings. You blow my mind!! So much amazing talent I am incredibly speechless and am definitely going to share your Gallery with everyone I know! Everyone needs to witness your spectacular talent! ^ ^ So realistic!! I am utterly amazed as you can see.... xD
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:icontorresongs:
torresongs Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
So beautiful! I wanna kiss him!
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:iconcarolrobwhite:
carolrobwhite Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Elvis is my favorite!
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Edward Cullen and Elvis...who knew?
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:iconmistressarabella:
MistressArabella Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
You are AMAZING!!
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:iconchei-sama:
Chei-sama Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Writer
This doll wouldn't happen to be for sale would it? :iconbegplz:
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:iconcreamydigital:
Creamydigital Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
feature here :pointr: [link] :meow:
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:icondeemelino:
DeeMelino Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Good work :D
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daboudzi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
So Now WE know that Robert Pattison could play an awesome Elvis in a great movie, because of you!!!
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:iconthefreetimethinker:
TheFreeTimeThinker Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
No he couldnt.
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:iconnamiuzumaki:
NamiUzumaki Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLYFUDGE YES!
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:icondjm1996:
djm1996 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
what do you use to dye the hair?
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:iconmarty-mclfy:
marty-mclfy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
How .... I Mean ... HOW??!!! :D

Good god man you're good, i've seen your other work and No question about it, They ALL look real!!! Just Such MAGNIFICENT Work!!
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Rockabillystallion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Woooaahhhhhhhhh...
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:iconlongliveharrypotter7:
Thats amazing!

It's nearly just like a picture! ^_^

Great job done!

--

To me, love rimes with pain.
Cause it mean the same.
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:iconjeccamd:
JeccaMD Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
i adore this *swoons*
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LibertyRenegade Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Bravo! :clap:

Best use of a Twilight figure I've seen to date!
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:iconathina13:
athina13 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Awesome makeover! I made an Elvis out of my Ken years ago too, more clothes-wise than face though :boogie:
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:iconoriginalnick:
OriginalNick Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
that is so amazing to see what you can do with the same doll... I bow at your greatness!!!
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:iconsecurity16:
Security16 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
This is excellent work unfortunately tonner's dolls have a really lifeless look about them untill someone repaints them and then they become quite beautiful like this one you have done. I'm too afraid to do this sort of thing to my tonner dolls because they are so pricey.
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squee-grr Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Your doll is wonderful! So beautiful. I love all your work.

I was wondering, what do you remove the original paint with? Also, do you add the shading and depth on the face with watered acrylics or pigment or something else? It's such a soft gradient.
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:iconthebealtes:
TheBealtes Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
wow! this is just amazing. your incredible =D
p.s. your my hero =]
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:iconalma-chan:
alma-chan Featured By Owner May 29, 2009   Digital Artist
LOOKS AMAZINGG
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:iconailime:
ailime Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
I find it incredible how the original doll doesn't look neither like Edward, neither like Elvis ! But the end result is simply astonishingly awesome and realistic !!
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:iconhatesong:
HateSong Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
wow that is VERY cool!! the original twilight doll looks like a girl! hihi the eyes are perdect!
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:iconstampingqueen:
stampingqueen Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :) You did a great job.
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:iconwild-indigo:
Wild-Indigo Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Very good likeness:)

The lips are especially life like:nod:
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:iconmegerabowenson:
MegeraBowenson Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Woah. I never would have expected an Edward Cullen doll to make such a good Elvis. Incredible work.
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sheepysaccount Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Creepy o.0 Edward with Elvis style. Though they might have known each other...

Great job.
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:iconskynic:
SkyNic Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Perfection as always.
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:iconariel523:
Ariel523 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
It seems like you spent so much extra time and effort on this one. The transformation is amazing
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