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Elizabeth Taylor Doll Tribute by noeling Elizabeth Taylor Doll Tribute by noeling
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A LIFE LIVED SPLENDIDLY - TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND AND HOLLYWOOD ICON (27 February 1932 23 March 2011)


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Elizabeth Taylor possesses one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood. This one of a kind custom repaint is inspired by a famous 1948 portrait of then 16 year old Taylor photographed by the brilliant Philippe Halsman.

The base doll used is Franklin Mint's 15-inch Elizabeth Taylor doll. (shown on the bottom left of the picture)

So , as I always do, I completely removed factory facial painting and hand painted the doll to infuse it with the essence and character of Elizabeth Taylor as she appeared for the 1948 Halsman photo session. This was achieved with an exacting level of accuracy as well as shading and layering of colors, some of which are very subtle. To further add to the realism, I carefully painted in the hairline to replicate Taylor's. These were all intended to bring out the luminescence of Taylor's radiant beauty.

The inset photo in the bottom shows the doll as it looked originally before repainting.

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 as well as carefully paying attention to proper scale.

-- acrylic paint and ultra fine brushes

(Note: I am not in any way affiliated with Mattel)
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:iconfancylooks:
She is alive!
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:icondanielitho21:
Preciosa, me gusta la sonrisa
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:iconminewals:
The little details! Look at the hairline! Stunning!!
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:icondarklinglinny:
This is stunning! Beautiful work!
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Emily-arsenault Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GLOB WHY ARE HER EYES PURPLE THATS REALLY WEIRD BUT REALLY PRETTY :icondummywooplz:
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:iconmustloveart26:
Ian your new fan.
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:iconjezzieavenger27:
JezzieAvenger27 Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh ... my.... lord... its... too beautiful for words
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:iconresistanceisfutilexp:
She looks so real. O.O
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