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Repainted Doll Elizabeth Swann by noeling Repainted Doll Elizabeth Swann by noeling
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This celebrity doll repaint was inspired by British actress Keira Knightley and is my second in my series of Elizabeth Swann repaints.

I used a 16-inch Elizabeth Swann doll here produced by Robert Tonner Doll company - a finely made facial sculpt but the facial paint was something I found quite unsatisfactory and which I felt did not really reflect the character portrayed by Keira nor captured her likeness.

So, the first order of business was to completely remove factory facial painting. I then hand painted it to bring the likeness of Ms. Knightley to life particularly as she appeared in her portrayal of the abandoned bride from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest.

Next was I transformed her hair style by giving her a layer cut then a soft perm for just some very natural looking waves.

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 and an even greater challenge of recreating a real person's likeness. 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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AeryonSun Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love to see a before and after of your repaints!
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VillalobosDStudios Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Epic
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conversus-locus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing ... !!!
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aBeautifullMess Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
omg :wow:
love it
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QuantumInnovator Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Excellent work on the doll's face. It looks almost indistinquishable from reality.
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cluevill Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
cool!!!

does he repaint the same head over and over or does he have multiple dolls of the same character?
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LibertyRenegade Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
The gun is a nice touch :D
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HelloWyssa Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
I think this is your only work that doesnt resemble the actual person. None the less I still like it very much
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jabezphotography Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
look almost real!
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ElainePerna Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :dance:
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