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Doll Repaint - Orlando Bloom by noeling Doll Repaint - Orlando Bloom by noeling
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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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Nimetails Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The hair is Fabulous X3
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ArisaFlamePrincess Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist
._. .... I want this doll
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Neranella Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Excellent work. :clap:
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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
O____________________________________O
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!!!!!!!!
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n-ada Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
O_O
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Barbi3D0ll18 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
IIIIIII LOOOOOOOOVE THIIIIIIIIIIS! :D great job <3
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changelingbychoice11 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
It looks just like him!! Cool in a scary kind of way...
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cheesylily02 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student General Artist
The original was just horrible, you did an amazing job with the repaint!
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KikuElric Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
The quality is amazing!
Your work is absolutely mind-blowing
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Riadana Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
before the repaint it didn't even look the slightest like Orlando Bloom, and now it's like it's a plastic-clone.. O.O wow.
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beautiful-horses Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this one is amazing too :O holycrap
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sairaraff Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student General Artist
oh ! u hav a portable ORLANDO !
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Genuinely, I don't know how you do it! :o
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Zantedeshia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
I'm just speechless... He's even more handsome than the real one!
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Fencill Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Dude, this is amazing! I've looked all your pictures through and I must say, I am stunned. They all look so alive it kinda creeps me out, but since I'm a big Orlando-fan, I adore this one especially. Good work!
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Lypiphera01 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
I think that part of why your repaints look so real is because you capture the light and life in their eyes brilliantly. It's an instant pull to each piece. I am just blown away by what you've done on these!
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paws4pictures Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohhh yum! Bravo!
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:icondarklingalexandria19:
Absolutly amazing!!!
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Umazes Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
This is amazing!
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AshleylovesMike Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
WOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAA, thats all I can say! Wowww!
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MayOwl Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
wow, how beautiful! Love it!
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Mousekidd Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Now, i am worried over the amount of my sexual attraction to a doll. You are beyond brilliant.
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MerryFool Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
The way that you capture the expression in your doll's eyes is STUNNING, Noel.
You blow me away.
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UnicornPoki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
oooohhh.....great!
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R2krw9 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you are insanely talented!
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QueenSheba24 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Wow, you're very talented! I would definitely want one :D
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SkyEyez90 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg thats soooooo awesome!
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Anniina85 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
That's SO GOOD!! hothot
The factory paint is absolutely ridiculous, I never would've guessed who it was supposed to be. You have magic hands.
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one-winged-soldier Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Amazing work again, it's just such a shame that the synthetic hair pulls down the quality a bit. Would you ever consider re-hairing the head? (Sorry, I'm rubbish with terms).
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eatrainbows Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
not believable O.o very very great job.
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gillysilver Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
soooooo wonderful!!!!
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:icongallneby:
Gallneby Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
men, you're crazy good!!! I love it!
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AmbarJulieta Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
super awsome all your work!!, ow my god, i´m your fan
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Sephirayne Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Holy moly! That is incredible. Such a great likeness so expertly painted.
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heathcliffal14 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
holy jeez, hot.
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SweetImbir Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
as life):) Great job!
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FuchsiaBud Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it. I would want this doll! :D
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EquineRibbon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is wonderful. His face, eyes, hair, he's to die for! *swoon*
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VocaloidOtakuRisa Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconshockplz: You have magic hands! It's so cool~
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Whirinaki Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Artist
OMG,I'm in love with a doll!
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