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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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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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LeThor94 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I mean, in addition to the King.
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LeThor94 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Nice! Is anyone else faintly reminded of Dr. Simon Tam?
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work. Great use of the twilight doll.
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Vilpart Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Oh my god it looks so real after repainting :3 Perfect!
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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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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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TheWildSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Elvis Presley pwns Edward Cullen! :D
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vampires185 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
The original looks more like Edward Cullen than Elvis Presley. :XD:

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