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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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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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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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Chukairi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student General Artist
this is so cool.
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GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Such a dramatic improvement!
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SunnyIris-Sol Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
so awesome!
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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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MrsPendragon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Confused 
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jlyvers Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very well done!!!
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