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Doll repaint - Tia Dalma by noeling Doll repaint - Tia Dalma by noeling
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Clearly, one of the more interesting characters from Pirates of the Caribbean, Naomie Harris brings color to her portrayal the imprisoned soul, Tia Dalma

This is the first time I recreate Tia Dalma's likeness in a doll. I use a 16-inch Tonner doll for this recreation.

As with all my creations, I completely strip the original factory paint on each of the dolls, and completely repaint the facial features in, paying attention to accuracy of likeness and lifelike expressions. The doll also underwent extensive hair restyling - each dreadlock has been carefully created to match the character's. The inset photo shows the doll before customizaton.

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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:iconfab37:
fab37 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Great work !!! :)
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:iconfanofnarnia:
FanOfNarnia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
incredable!!
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Daramoon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Now she is beautiful :clap:
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:iconutaleasha:
Utaleasha Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student General Artist
there goes
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:iconsolkatt:
Solkatt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This almost creeps me out, the eyes looks like they are on a real person, how in the world do you manage that on a tiny doll? :faint:
Amazing work!
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:iconempresspenguin:
empresspenguin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
You could easily use this doll and make Rihanna.
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Elphaba52 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 25, 2014
EXQUISITE DETAILS !! LOVE THIS !! I do re-paints for friends and it's such a wonderful feeling when the doll finally becomes the actor/actress it was "supposed" to be :) 
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RedAceWingsX Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
This reminds me of the character Nyx from Infamous 2!
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:iconchukairi:
Chukairi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
this is so cool.
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:icongenkipuck42:
GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Such a dramatic improvement!
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:iconsunnyiris-sol:
SunnyIris-Sol Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
so awesome!
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:iconpopnicute:
popnicute Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
How did you even manage to recreate her dreads? That's impressive! Great repainting job!
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:iconmrspendragon:
MrsPendragon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Confused 
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:iconjlyvers:
jlyvers Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very well done!!!
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:iconmr-phillips:
Mr-phillips Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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:iconkahstle:
Kahstle Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm thinking that you should be hired by these doll makers because your skill is incomperable!
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:iconlysmerry:
Lysmerry Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Wow! So many details! I love it.
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:iconrs-kyra:
RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Photographer
You make the original design look like it wasn't even trying :rofl:
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:iconsasha1031:
Sasha1031 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You are amazing ,and I bow down to your infinite talent!!!!
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:iconcavelupa:
CaveLupa Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She is a pretty fascinating character and after having browsing some of your work, I must say, this doll is my favourite so far. I wonder how long it takes you to create such wonderful work
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hunterofthedark Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
needless to say - your version is way better!!
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:iconspazzymcgee235:
spazzymcgee235 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
HOLY COW!!! I think this one might be my favourite! AHHH! I LOVE this!!!!
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:iconraqalien:
Raqalien Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! your work totally captures people's faces. :D my favorite P.O.T.C character!
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twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Beautiful work. Looks so real and much better than the original.

That's freakin' awesome!
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Seven7Lila Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Perfect!
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:iconisaiahparker:
IsaiahParker Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one is incredible!
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:iconvanessaaosorio:
vanessaaosorio Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! You have some amazing skills with realism and fine detail work :-)
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:iconafke11:
afke11 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is impressive, the face looks so real, and so much like the actrice.
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varletlegion Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Out of all the dolls that you've re-painted, I'd have to say that this is the one with the most improvement, highest deatle, and the photo's lighting isn't half bad either. I'd have to say that this is your best work.
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varletlegion Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Dude That's creepy how much the doll looks like the actuall person. Your hands are God!
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TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I wouldve never paid money for the original, but i would definitely buy your creation ^^ Youre amazing
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:iconkingdomhearts8:
KingdomHearts8 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My favourite one of your works so far, just wow it's beautiful. o=
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Palila Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I am amazed how much expression you can get out of the doll's faces! There's so much resemblance to the original person, that it is almost creepy to find such likeness on an anorganic object.

And I love your attention to the even smallest details.

Have you ever thought about going into stop-motion animation? (Or even done yet?)
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kerrymcquaid Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
So beautiful!!!
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:iconsouleaterfangirl14:
SoulEaterFanGirl14 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is soooo amazing!!!!!
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:iconthornmage:
Thornmage Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Everytime I see something you've done, I'm always amazed.

I thought this was a photograph at first.
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:iconzombiecakez:
zombiecakez Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing
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:icontechnicolorwarrior:
TechnicolorWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
This is absolutely remarkable. I've looked at a lot of dolls in my time, and I've rarely seen anything even close to this powerful.
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:iconlafoi:
LaFoi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Wow! Very good!
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:iconaeryonsun:
AeryonSun Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The dreadlocks!!! This is stunning!!! She's beautiful, like she should be! The doll maker should take lessons from you!
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:icontoxicscythe:
ToxicScythe Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks EXACTLY like the charicter
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:iconcomplicatedmoi:
ComplicatedMoi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
This Is NOICE! you executed the look down to the T.
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:iconmarieant:
MarieAnt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD.. This is just.. wow. I'm speechless.
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:iconsgt-sahara:
Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job!
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:icondrayna:
Drayna Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is the greatest repainted doll I've ever seen.
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Illyrieth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is truly amazing.. I was wondering if you have any videos of how you paint these dolls, it would be intriguing to see you work. :)
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CrabOfDoom Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your 'after' shot here is not only dead-on for accuracy, but is one of the most beautiful dolls I've ever seen.
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lindseygrace55 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. the hair was soooo wrong before! great job!
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sammyjo0995 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
your art is amazing.... and im obsessed with pirates of the caribbean and im very impressed
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:iconshirage:
shirage Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
i...am...stunned...!
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