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Orlando Bloom LEGOLAS doll by noeling Orlando Bloom LEGOLAS doll by noeling
Note: This doll is currently being offered for auction on ebay. Link below:

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Orlando Bloom shot to fame with his epic portrayal of Legolas from the film adaptation of J.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings". This doll pays tribute to this beloved character.

I used a 17-inch Tonner Co - produced Legolas doll here. I completely removed factory facial painting and repainted it by hand to resemble Orlando Bloom as Legolas in Lord of the Rings. Extensive facial shading and contouring were needed to bring the character's lifelike essence. Also, the hair needed to be reworked quite a bit for better scale and proportion in relation to the face

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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whitewolfdreamer27 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG watch that o_O -above- So awesome!!  It looks so lifelike.  I love that you even added the roots of his hair on the forehead.  Your attention to detail is amazing.
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VoodooKittyCat Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Heart Love Heart Love Heart Love Heart Love 
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
The before face is one of the scariest doll faces I've ever seen, it's like they printed it too small. 
But the end result is magnificent as always!
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sharlinda Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is it possible o buy this doll from you?
I am collecting different movie heroes and tis is just AMAZING!!! :)
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JinMimKazama Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Please  make Thranduil :) Pleeassee ^-^ You really have stunning works. always impressed and speechless. just wow!
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TgirlValentine Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're so very talented!
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PIXAR-GIRL Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Are you going to do Thranduil? Since the Hobbit is out?
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elksongredfeather Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, he looks waaaaayyyyyyyyy better than the original! great job!
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astridbjork Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm always so surprised when I see the original paintjobs. Pretty much every doll that is before repaint looks awful! But you, you make them look wayyy better.
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing!!! may i ask how you seal your dolls ? i have started repaints of barbies and i'm afraid of spray sealant on vinyls and heard airbrush guns are better , what do you recommend?
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