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Doll Repaint - Twilight Edward by noeling Doll Repaint - Twilight Edward by noeling
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This celebrity doll repaint was inspired by the British actor Robert Pattinson in his portrayal of the tortured and anguished vampire Edward Cullen from the phenomenally successful film Twilight based upon the Stephanie Meyer novel.

I used a 17-inch Edward Cullen doll 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 Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen to life, paying careful attention to capture his sense of angst.
The hair underwent extensive and meticulous restyling to replicate Edward's hair style. Last, I handpainted delicate lines of hair along the hairline to soften the overall look. Sideburns were sculpted and more accurately hand repainted as well.

The inset photo on the lower right hand corner shows the mass produced version of the Edward Cullen 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 and an even greater challenge of recreating a real person's likeness. 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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:iconglompmexd:
glompmeXD Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
great job :)
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:iconthequeensdoll:
TheQueensDoll Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks way better~
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MarvaraTorrent Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Aww ^^ Nice Work, Barbie Would Love Him *-*
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:iconneecobalt:
neecobalt Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thought your work was so fantastic! He looks more like Stephen Salvatore from Vampire Diaries in this one to me though, still, what a neat new art form.
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:iconbewlyer:
Bewlyer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student
love his hair! :D good job!
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:iconchissweetart:
ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Looks so much better and realistic
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:iconnorkyvixen:
norkyvixen Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
The doll makes a better Edward than Robert Patterson does XD
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:iconvillalobosdstudios:
VillalobosDStudios Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Epic
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:iconathena2255:
athena2255 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my gosh bella looks so perfect its insane!
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:iconthewiccawitchy:
TheWiccaWitchy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   Writer
Hmmmm ... I think you make this guy better looking then he really is! Cheers!
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:iconneromatherson:
neromatherson Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so good kase pinoy!
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:iconslowdays:
slowdays Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
You make your eyes so much more in depth than the actual companies...Brava!
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:iconfanmakerartist:
fanmakerartist Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
you are amazing great job you got a beautiful talent, you should be proud
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:iconemma-jen:
Emma-Jen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
dude that's intense. i wish they actually made the dolls like that.
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:iconjadedbyentropy:
JadedByEntropy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the origional looks horrible :P Your version would sell :) It looks amazing ^^
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:icondaboudzi:
daboudzi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
So Talented!!!
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:iconxbalyhoox:
XBAlyHooX Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
woah
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:iconpeachakai:
peachakai Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa
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:iconrafiyel23:
rafiyel23 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
oh my fucking god !!!
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:iconchrecand:
chrecand Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautifully done...amazing details, wonderfull job ^ - ^
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured! :iconimlovingitplz: [link]
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:iconkrazykittymatt:
krazykittymatt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, if I send my tonner Edward doll in would you repaint it, and for how much???
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:iconartbyjodie:
ArtByJodie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I seriously though this was a photo of the real Rob . . . amazing job.
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:iconcate2k:
cate2k Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
WOW!!! the repaint is waaaayyyyy better than the original! wish I could paint like that well!!! x
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:iconpushygirltorella:
PushyGirlTorella Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh wow! you made it look so life like! Just amazing!
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:iconcatluckey:
Catluckey Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:wow: It's a shame you weren't the main model painter for that doll company cuz you've done a miraculous job. Beautiful and breathtaking. :heart: :love: They'd have a sure hit like the movie on their hands.
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 15 - Vampires", you can find it here: [link]
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:icon7starrchasers:
7Starrchasers Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
these are fantastic!
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xrainbow-zebrax Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Was this an edward cullen doll before the repaint? o.o
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:iconartistekh94:
artistekh94 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
that's freakin awesome :)
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:iconpink-mika:
pink-mika Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
the before dolls never seem to look anything like the character / celebrity they're meant to be, you transform them so beautifully it's amazing, i'm taken aback at your ability to do this, you're really putting the life and character into these dolls so wonderfully well, absolutly gorgeous work, you have amazing skills!
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ThatOneCommenter Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
It's amazing how you give these dolls new life! Brilliant work!
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:iconladyriven:
ladyriven Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really amazing job. =)
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:iconthenewnegativenancy:
TheNewNegativeNancy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Wow!
You did an great job!
Amazing work
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:iconmcrkarol:
mcrkarol Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are a truly artist!
Really... I love what you did with his hair, is jut perfect!
And of course the painting... everything in the painting is perfect!!
Great job, you are very talented.
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:iconbellalaskella:
BellaLaSkella Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
wow.

that's really good!

you should go into the doll making industry.

haha.
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:iconhisrer:
Hisrer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFEEEEEEEEEEE
I NEED THAT DOLL!:heart:
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:iconmiaparanoia:
miaparanoia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
love the hair you gave him, the original doll's hair is a mess :D
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:iconlisboan:
Lisboan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
So great !
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:iconsprite-peeves:
sprite-peeves Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
it's really stunning!!!! i love it
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:iconrebel-brat:
rebel-brat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
that is so freaking awesome! :D SQUEEE
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happiness-xoxox Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
holy F****!!! please excuse my language but seriously oh my freaking god! i swooned when i saw this and it only the doll. i guess coming from me thats not so concerning seeing as when i was at the premiere i broke the arm rest when we first see Edward. lol!
this is seriously like awesome!!! holy freaking AWESOME
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happiness-xoxox Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
holy F****!!! please excuse my language but seriously oh my freaking god! i swooned when i saw this and it only the doll. i guess coming from me thats not so concerning seeing as when i was at the premiere i broke the arm rest when we first see Edward. lol!
this is seriously like awesome!!! holy freaking AWESOME
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:iconarthoniel:
arthoniel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Damn... that's so utterly amazing... just... damn.
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:iconchatonrose:
ChatonRose Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done!
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:iconthe-meeg:
The-Meeg Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Student Photographer
Wow, you have done a stunning job. I am very impressed :)
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:iconenteringmymind:
enteringmymind Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW this is totally beautiful!! I wish you could repaint my Tonner Edward doll. You made him look like Robert than Tonner did. Great job and can't wait to see Bella.
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Sundariel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
This is awesome! I love it! I wish I had your skills so I could make myself an Edward Cullen! lol =D Good Job! :clap:
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:iconzuzito933:
zuzito933 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
I want it so bad (cry)
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:icon1onginus:
1onginus Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Heh, the doll looks like Gary from Team America.
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