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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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:iconwings-of-sapphire:
Wings-of-Sapphire Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Just found this, this is incredible. The details are absolutely fantastic! :) You did such a lovely job, she looks so realistic. Beautiful, beautiful work. :)
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:iconcriticalfinger:
criticalfinger Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Love 
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:icontan-jun:
tan-jun Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Artist
thought she was real..
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:iconfancylooks:
Fancylooks Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
She is alive!
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:icondanielitho21:
Danielitho21 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Preciosa, me gusta la sonrisa
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:iconminewals:
Minewals Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
The little details! Look at the hairline! Stunning!!
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:icondarklinglinny:
DarklingLinny Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
This is stunning! Beautiful work!
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:iconthormanoftunder:
thormanoftunder Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
wonderful !!
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:iconemily-arsenault:
Emily-arsenault Featured By Owner 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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:iconpytryseck:
pytryseck Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
beautiful
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:iconmustloveart26:
Mustloveart26 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Ian your new fan.
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:iconjezzieavenger27:
JezzieAvenger27 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh ... my.... lord... its... too beautiful for words
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:iconresistanceisfutilexp:
ResistanceisFutileXP Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist
She looks so real. O.O
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:iconcrazymeau:
Crazymeau Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is absolutely amazing!
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:iconsynferi:
Synferi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Wow, I had to do a double take - she looks like a real person!
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:iconleveuvenoire:
LeVeuveNoire Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
CRUD HOW DO YOU DO THAT
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:iconleveuvenoire:
LeVeuveNoire Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG! IT LOOKS REAL!! (Seriously, on your website the Rose Bukater doll, I showed my older sis the pic, and she thought it was real!)
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AledeHenderson Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Interface Designer
VIOLET EYES*-*
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:iconlashkei:
Lashkei Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was an actual person
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:iconlonemtnwolf:
Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Erm, how do you submit something as a daily deviation? :D
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:iconlashkei:
Lashkei Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a series of nominating and stuff. It just has to be a piece of art that's loved alot.
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:iconjklionheart:
JKLionHeart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Those eyes ans smile!
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:iconsteevdragon:
SteevDragon Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
I did a double take at the photo and thought, that's a doll? WOW! You've done a stunning job! It is a striking likeness of our beloved Liz! Excellent! You did her justice!
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:iconsbabby:
Sbabby Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Stunning!!
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bunnyboogrl15 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
MY my. I am in LOVE with this! you are excellent! My mom wishes she had this! lol :P
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:iconi-dan:
i-dan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
This is wonderful artwork! You're incredible!!! :D
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Sinclair-milo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
you gave that beautiful woman justice, gorgous
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xoxobnm Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
You are absolutely amazing at what you do! I love this!
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ElizabethTaylorSwift Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
My goodness! She's arguably one of my most favorite classic Hollywood actresses! Do you happen to be selling this?
PS. I'm from the Philippines too! Iloilo to be exact.
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milla-jojovich Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
This one is really nice.
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JENNASTFU Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Omgomgomgomgoaffb«bgfHKK

You did this PERFECTLY. Oh my goodness ;o;
It`s like
Almost the real thing but...Doll.
AAAHHHH
Elizabeth would have probably loved this.
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lollipop2838 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks so amazing, especially the eyes! Looks way better than it did before the repaint!
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:iconmusicgal3:
musicgal3 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Amazing! Love those eyes. And I love how you manage to make the eyebrows look so real! Every hair. :)
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:iconmanualidadespetro:
manualidadespetro Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
beatufil and perct work
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:iconsilverglass19:
silverglass19 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011   Digital Artist
I adore the way you make the eyes seem to glow. It's very beautiful and lifelike.
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:icondietrich-march:
Dietrich-March Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Beautiful. :aww:

Excellent work. :salute:
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:iconvamptod:
vamptod Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
am in love with her eyes and even more knowing that her eyes where actually violet. i guess the only one in the world?
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:iconkamc211:
Kamc211 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg!! You are so fucking good!!!
It´s scary how good are you!!
men you are great!
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:iconjoannamoory:
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
The eyes have so much more character in them now, after you have re-painted them. :+fav:
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:icondohbelly:
dohbelly Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Truly amazing artwork! I love them all!
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:iconalinacristina:
AlinaCristina Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
did she really had purple eyes?I mean natural?
oh and your work is amazing
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:iconhorsebabe72418:
horsebabe72418 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Yeah her violet eyes were natural.
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:iconalinacristina:
AlinaCristina Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.O_O amazing
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:iconladyofthewrittenword:
LadyOfTheWrittenWord Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
In a doll or in reality, her eyes are just as breath-taking.
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:iconking-herod:
king-herod Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
And you managed.
She's just a doll, but... She looks like he's glowing.

And she really is beautiful....
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:iconlikodemus:
Likodemus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Beyond perfection.
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:iconsquirrelgirl15:
SquirrelGirl15 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks exactly like her!!
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:iconwerewolfalex:
WerewolfAlex Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing.For some reason i look at the portrate of your mom and this one and they kind of look similar.
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:iconsilverdy:
Silverdy Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Beautiful! :flirty:
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:iconchericegirl:
Chericegirl Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
stunning and realistic!

I actually thought it was a photo at first glance xD
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