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Doll Repaint - My dearest Mom Carmen Cruz by noeling Doll Repaint - My dearest Mom Carmen Cruz by noeling
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!

In remembrance of my dearest departed mom's birthday (she would have been 80 today).

The canvas I used for this repaint of my mom is Ashton Drake's Gene doll (shown on bottom right) because of its subtle yet versatile mold. The doll's original factory paint was completely removed and then precision repainted to replicate my mom's features. Meticulous and careful hair styling completed the doll's look.

The inset photo of her on the bottom left was used as reference.

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 Ashton Drake Company.)
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SenaRe Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Your mother was beautiful
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dondonga Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
Heart 
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AvidAvatarLover23 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your mother was beautiful and this doll is amazing
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webding21 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Your work is amazing. It is so lifelike.
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:iconfaithinemerz:
FaithInEmerz Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful lady and beautiful doll!
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
a beautiful tribute to your mother
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:icontheandro:
theandro Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your mother was so beautiful.
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Monitor-Lizard Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
This is so wonderful. A lovely present for a mom! <3
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:iconbeltaneh:
Beltaneh Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Beautiful creation. She'd be really proud of your skills ^^
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:iconfaeorain:
faeorain Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing and beautiful.
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Talty Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! Your work has been featured on this Mother's Day feature. Have a great weekend! :)
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:iconelizaxwitch:
elizaxwitch Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is beautiful :)
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:icondorothy-t-rose:
Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That is such a beautiful creation. It looks very much like her.

~D~
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sunshishi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is beyond awesome :wow: Love your work :love: You did a great job capturing her features and the finished doll looks gorgeous :+fav:
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Ashleyissweet Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
its alazing really how detailed your works are
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:iconchocolatezombiejesus:
Your work is always so incredible, and such a sweet way to remember someone so dear :) really lovely.
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mininessie66 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
awww...what a precious mom you have!!!
you art is wonderful!!!
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:iconthexsleepless:
ThexSleepless Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist
WOW! This is absolutely amazing and beautiful!
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:iconkeitouchan:
KeitouChan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so cute! The doll's amazing as always!
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sophiemautner232 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I see the resemblance between you and her. It looks Fabulous
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:iconimaj-in:
imaJ-in Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a beautiful thing to do, what a lucky mum.
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Rendezvous2279 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She's gorgeous :)
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:iconshroomhead1213:
shroomhead1213 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I love your work! You're so talented! I know your mom must be so proud of you^_^
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:iconratedwwe:
ratedwwe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i love all your work
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:iconstudio91:
studio91 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
lovely
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is simply BEAUTIFUL! :dalove:
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:iconaskmontreal:
AskMontreal Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow!
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ManishaChan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what do you use to take off the paint?
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dkcipactli Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome great dedicatory
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:iconlafoi:
LaFoi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Beautiful!
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YvetteDel Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Lovely!! What a beautiful way to commemorate your mom's birthday :)
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UntouchableGreen Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing. Simply amazing.
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mikurei26 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Digital Artist
aw i want my mom to have a doll figure.
:(
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CryOhMy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Heart = melted. This is so very precious. <3 What a wonderful, wonderful thought and what an amazing result. Bravo, bravo.
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LitlMomma Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Wow... You are a wonderful son!!! I only hope my son loves me as much as you seem to love your mother! My condolences... btw... love the paint job... it's fabulous! Look's just like her and to be honest I love the photograph you referenced. I am really into that glamorous vintage look and she's beautiful in it! Great job!
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JKLionHeart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Noel, you look alike.

Besides, you truly are a magician. I wish you as much chance and happiness as you need.

P.S. You offer us so much beauty to admire.
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RainbowMarimo Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg is that your mom?
This is so amazing!! :D
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:icontoxicscythe:
ToxicScythe Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your mom is so pretty! just like my mom! well done bravo!!!! lol
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countrygirl16mj Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
you did good in you mom
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:iconmoon-phace:
Moon-Phace Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is such an interesting and modern twist on classic portraiture. Wonderful job. Your mom's beautiful, by the way.
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Sissy-Baby Featured By Owner May 9, 2012   Digital Artist
she's fabulous!! what a beautiful lady! ^^
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:iconminamewulol:
minamewulol Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Artist
your mom is so beautiful <3
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chatonyeux Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
shockingly
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A1r2i3e4l5 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
She's beautiful and she must be very proud of you
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alissatim Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
i'm shocked..
she's amazing!
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alissatim Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
i'm shocked..
she's amazing!
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fashionrox Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very sorry for your loss. She looks remarkable, in the doll, and in the photo.
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IamTheUnknown Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Purely awesome!
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ItsyBitsyshutterbug Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work ~ ~
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Dire-Lie Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such beautiful work! She is so lovely.
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