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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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asteeg1412 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
LUPPET!
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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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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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MarclineVampire Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I want that doll sooo bad... Lolz
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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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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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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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