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Doll Repaint - Orlando Bloom by noeling Doll Repaint - Orlando Bloom by noeling
Note: This doll is currently up on ebay. Link below:

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FOR MORE OF MY ART, PLEASE VISIT MY WEB SITE AT WWW. NCRUZ.COM . Link below:

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You may recall that I have created a repaint of Orlando as Will Turner from Pirates of the Caribbean. This latest one, however, is of Orlando Bloom, the actor, and not as a movie character.

I used a 17-inch Will Turner produced by Robert Tonner Doll company. As is usually the case with mass produced dolls depicting celebrities, the sculpt is spot on but the doll suffers in the facial paint department, which is as crucial a process in capturing likeness.

So, the first order of business was to completely remove factory facial painting. I then hand painted it to bring the likeness of actor Orlando Bloom to life, paying careful attention to lifelike facial expression.

The hair underwent extensive and meticulous restyling. First, I cut the hair to a shorter length. Then I heat permed the hair to give it the needed wave. Finally, I layered the hair by running the scissors along the length of the hair. This also reduces the hair's volume and thickness down to proper scale. Last, I handpainted delicate lines of hair along the hairline for more accuracy and realism. Sideburns were more accurately hand repainted as well.

The bottom inset photo shows the 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 . 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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Infinity78 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
OMG! You are so talented! How much do you charge for a doll like that? I am simply amazed at what you can do! I would love to have one of those. 😮
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Beth-christi-moore Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist
omg where can i buy this?!?!
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FashioNoble Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Well damn he looks so real!!
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Daniela-123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe you have a lot of patience, because it really looks awesome!, a lovely paint work
you know how to recreate someone on a doll,
keep that! -and do it better and better:)
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Hidani96 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist
you left me speechless.... gorgeous work!
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SilverAruka Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Amazing:D
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ok that takes some friggin talent. :wow:
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baren777 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
... :iconclapplz: friggin' epic.
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lilblackbats Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
This is superbly done. The contouring and shading on the face alone, the fine detailing along the hairline, the eyebrows, chin and above lip are fantastic. Very well done, man.
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Spiffy27 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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