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Doll Repaint Twilight Laurent by noeling Doll Repaint Twilight Laurent by noeling
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This celebrity doll repaint is inspired by Edi Gathegi's character, Laurent, leader of the nomadic trio of vampires from the movie Twilight.

I used a mass produced 17-inch Laurent doll by Robert Tonner Doll company. Again, typical of mass manufacture dolls, this one needed to be precision repainted to bring out the essence of the character.

Factory paint completely removed and fully repainted with utmost accuracy and attention to subtle details.
The hair underwent extensive reworking restyling to replicate Laurent's dreadlocks. Last, I hand painted delicate lines of hair along the hairline to soften the overall look.

The inset photo on the top right shows the mass produced version of the Laurent doll as it was originally factory painted.

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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:iconmeeeee7078:
meeeee7078 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Artist
Laurent had red eyes
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Danielitho21 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Wow su cabello es increible
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PrincessSallyFan2013 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Is this one available, or the original?  Please let me know ASAP!  
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MiraKial Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm officially obsessed with your work, hope you're okay with that. XD
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SusanaDS-Stocks Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
OH MY GOD!!!!!! it really looks like Laurent ^^
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Versailles70 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MUUUUUUCH better. :)
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:icondeepwriter:
DeepWriter Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Writer
Brilliant doll! But the eyes seem a little out-turned to me...
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TwistdWolfartz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
my god you are wild..nothing but props man..great great job
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:icondaboudzi:
daboudzi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
He feel so alive!! bravo!!
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calileane Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
they really are all so much more beautiful after your repaintg. And so much more like the actors.

You do a beautiful work on them. I'm fan.
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Grella Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
He IS Laurent! YOU ARE AMAZING!
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:iconartybel:
artybel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep much better job! Though I would have painted the eyes redder.
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anitalee Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Wow!
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msFiBi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Your work always amazes me. So natural!
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00BrutalisticJess00 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
amazing :)
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ravenarcana Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wonder how many of these people bid on their own doll, because it is such an amazing likeness?! You, sir, continue to blow me away!:wow:
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starbookblue Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
The original looks like Will Smith with a lady wig.

As much as I hate Twilight, this is a really great repaint. The hair especially looks so much better.
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ravenarcana Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Totally!!!:rofl:
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joker4eva76 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
LOVE it.
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marakevyn Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
You are so amazingly talented. The more and more work I view of yours, the more in awe I am. Wonderful work. =]
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EmeraldEmpress777 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Wow this looks amazing! :clap: I half expect him to start talking, he loks so real XD
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Catluckey Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Laurant's highlighted and rich brown tones to his skin is amazing...it complimentary pops his features out. Laurant's lips are perfect. Gosh, why did he have to be an enemy? You didn't stop there but added soft tones to his eyebrows, beard, and mustache. You even added hair strokes to his hairline, taking away the sharp contrast from his face.

This doll is realistically done with skills, care, and talent. This is an excellent 3-dimensional portrait!
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scoobylady Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Absolutely beautiful! You do an amazing job on every doll you work on :)
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:iconverauko:
verauko Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
he looks like he has an external squint O_o
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:iconskynic:
SkyNic Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
As always...WOW!!!!
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littlestlinguist Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
wow. huge difference. He looks amazing!
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:iconmazoku-chan:
mazoku-chan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
As usual, for every repaint you do I find this stunning!
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:iconalma-chan:
alma-chan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009   Digital Artist
amazing i like what you made with his hair
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Ab-derian Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Bravo sir! I hate Twilight but I can appreciate and applaude the work and love that goes into these dolls, superb :]
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pinkasapeach Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
He looks a little fish-eyed! But in a sexy way...?
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SakuraBlossom4 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! That's amazing! 0_0

AWESOME job! :D
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FR34K0N4L345H33 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
spectacular work XD
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ElainePerna Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredible! :dance:
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Glamourpuss15 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Bravo! You really do amazing work, I just can't say it enough!
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