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Liv Tyler as Arwen custom doll by noeling Liv Tyler as Arwen custom doll by noeling
NOTE: This doll, as well as a custom Aragorn doll were recently auctioned on ebay.

To view the Aragorn doll, please click on link below:

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FOR MORE OF MY ART, PLEASE VISIT MY WEB SITE AT
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Being a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy film, I anticipated with much excitement Tonner Company's release of their LOTR line of dolls based from the films.

The sculpt in my opinion is absolutely spot on, but sadly the factory paint failed to bring out Liv Tyler's features. It was quite a challenge because not only did I need to capture Liv's features but also her essence and character as Arwen, as well as capture an expression of inner emotion and longing for her mortal love, Aragorn.

Complete hair restyle and full facial repaint were needed to bring Liv's features to life. The subtlest shading on the different features of her face was executed to achieve this.

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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UnderASunlitSky Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah. Your dollS ARE ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Do you doll any other kinds of dolls, or just tonner?
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   Writer
Beautiful work!
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Retrodollsuk Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
So very beautiful - exquisite detail and photographic reality :)
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Meliey04 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful ¡¡
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Kotyka Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
You're a genious!!!
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Danielitho21 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Me gusta su cabello
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Finale - Tokien's Legacy".  You can find it here: realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar…  ^_^
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Surkhaab Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
amazing!
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twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Beautiful work
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kenernest63a Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Amazing talent. Masterful. If ever there would be a doll of the tragic Sharon Tate, you would be the one to pull it off.
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