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Doll Repaint - Keira Knightley by noeling Doll Repaint - Keira Knightley by noeling
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This celebrity doll repaint was inspired by the delicately distinctive beauty of British actress Keira Knightley.

I used a 16-inch Elizabeth Swann doll here produced by Robert Tonner Doll company - a finely made facial sculpt but the facial paint was something I found quite unsatisfactory and which I felt did not really reflect the character portrayed by Keira nor captured her likeness.

So, I completely removed factory facial painting and hand painted it to bring the likeness of Ms. Knightley to life. The doll's hair has been partially rerooted with additional hair as some of the areas were sparsely rooted. Then I gave her hair a soft perm for just some very subtle waves.

The top right inset photo shows the doll as it looked originally before repainting.

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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:iconasteeg1412:
asteeg1412 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
LUPPET!
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:iconjdburtonite:
JDBurtonite Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I love this! I am curios, are you selling any of your beautiful Keira Knightley/ Elizabeth Swann dolls? I would love to buy one from you :)
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Jessycat999 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Wauw amazing, your version looks better than the original Keira doll. I love your work. ^.^
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:iconlittlemissgloomy:
LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The original looks nothing like her but your repaint looks really really really similar!!
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:iconmarclinevampire:
MarclineVampire Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I want that doll sooo bad... Lolz
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:iconsabriiel:
sabriiel Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you did a great repaint!!! it looks so much more like Keira.
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:iconryusparrow:
ryusparrow Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have a great talent, that's amazing, incredible, so marvellous....
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:iconredshirttom:
redshirttom Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
LOOK SO REAL AND BEAUTIFUL.RESPECTFULLY TOM
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dubutterflydesign Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative... creative...
=D
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annaisjesus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Your version of Keira is so much prettier than the real life version
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:iconjamesmarsano:
JamesMarsano Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow!
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:iconbermudahighway:
BermudaHighway Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
I'm glad that you captured her trademark pout and refined her nose. I'd love to see a doll of Keira as Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice! I love her with dark hair and those smoky eyes, sooo gorgeous in that film.

I think people on Ebay should see the before-and-after as well as those on dA. Seeing them side by side, it's even more obvious just how incomparable your repaints are to the factory versions.
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chu-CuNnY-chu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
Amazing..
Yap..she's really Keira! XD
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:iconmoonstar4183:
Moonstar4183 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Browsing dolls on here, I came across this and at first I thought it was a photograph of her... WOW....
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:iconcloudzlight:
CloudZlight Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
Ever time i look at one of your repainted dolls i am just amazed! Every time! They always have such a striking resemblance of the person your painting!
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:iconforeverstrange:
foreverstrange Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Her new nose makes me smile.
It's perfect. She's perfect.
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:iconbaiexa-btrfly:
baiexa-btrfly Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You continue to amaze me! It's beautiful, once more, great work! :)
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:iconalldolls:
AllDolls Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
WOW i didnt realise this was a doll at first. Its absolutely stunning
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:iconcelestial4ever:
Celestial4ever Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
That is amazing! :O
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:iconfiaspice:
fiaspice Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I'm really impressed here. From the tumbnail view I tought this pas a real portrait of someone.
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:iconepisilon:
episilon Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
ı hate dolls faces
real faces are perfect
ı dont like perfect beauty
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:iconkatismrslovett:
KatisMrsLovett Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Professional Filmographer
the eyes and lips are perfect!

seriously....
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:iconmaliciousinnuendo:
MaliciousInnuendo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Personally, I think she looks like Rachel Weisz.
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:iconmistythemistic:
mistythemistic Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
Gorgeous. You are very talented. I saw your gallery link on Neatorama. Your work astounds me.
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:iconprincessajojo:
PrincessaJojo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are doing an amazing job!!
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:icontraditionalevolution:
traditionalevolution Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow
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:iconkrispy33:
Krispy33 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really impressed by what you do! It's wonderful
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:iconforeverstrange:
foreverstrange Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow... your repaint looks exactly like her!
You did a stunning job...
I just can't believe how talented you are.
*smiles* You even photographed her in a ver "Keira-esque" pose!
Major Kudos.
:heart:
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:icongorilla-toast:
gorilla-toast Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008   Photographer
Wow! Let me just say that this is the BEST thing EVER!!!! You are EXTREMELY talented! AWESOME!
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work.
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:iconkallithrix:
Kallithrix Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Once again, I am utterly stunned and bowled over by your talent. Can you repaint me to look like Keira???
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:iconsuperladysarah:
superladysarah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
wow....that is amazing work. very nice.
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:iconterryxart:
TerryXart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:jawdrop: and faints....
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:iconcalicokatt:
calicokatt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks gorgeous and looks just like her! I agree on the Tonner doll - she doesn't really look too much like Kiera but your rendition is priceless! Great work!
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:iconsirideain:
sirideain Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
wow... how can you handle this?? :eyepopping:
can you teach me, plz?? :hug:
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:iconsarenale:
Sarenale Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Once again, its truly awesome. I love the eyes!
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:iconkonstance:
Konstance Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
not skinny enough to be keira haha....

but really... amazing work
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:iconalma-chan:
alma-chan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008   Digital Artist
its just gorgoues is a real verison
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:iconmistyblue2010:
MistyBlue2010 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Wow! That looks completely like her! You did such a beautiful job!
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:iconforestina-fotos:
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You are SOOO good at these! :clap:
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fifthchukka Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the original doll is just some mass-produced article, but what YOU did is just unbelievable, the doll now looks just like Keira Knightley, I immediately recognised her, fantastic!!!!!!!
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:iconmiss-moonstruck:
Miss-Moonstruck Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
You are amazing! You have real talent, darling. Just spectacular!
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EMasqueradeGallery Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
WOW!!! I always marvel at how realistic the eyes look once you're done with them. Especially the skin under the eyes and especially the nose -amazing!:)

She's so gorgeous!

I've found myself wondering from time to time what the celebrity depicted would say if they saw how realistically and flattering-ly you portrayed them on a Barbie doll. Have you ever gotten a reply back like that?
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:iconbubblegum2006:
Bubblegum2006 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
great work! she looks so much better now!
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:iconbressend:
BRESSEND Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
WOW!!!!! You´re so asewome!
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:iconlovely-noise:
lovely-noise Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
This looks so cool, amazing work :)
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:iconlecithinacid:
lecithinacid Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008   Digital Artist
That is a really awesome face up great job looks just like her :D
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:iconemogirlovemoboy:
Emogirlovemoboy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
waoh!!!!! she's so beautiful!!! ^^ i love what you do!!!
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