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Very First Barbie Doll - 1959 by noeling Very First Barbie Doll - 1959 by noeling
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Drawn for my wife - the original Barbie doll that started it all - now extremely rare and expensive!
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thundergalaxy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Great drawing!
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Gretel124 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My teacher has this barbie becease she was growing up in the 50's
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MysticalLove22 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
She has that beauty you see in old movies.
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Caencel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011   Digital Artist
looks evil
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sairaraff Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student General Artist
REAL !
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Irukalovely Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
its lovely, but somewhat it scares me :iconwhutplz:
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MrsGodzilla Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
first barbie...
o.O
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younqRiRi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
thats soo cool!
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crazy-amz Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student General Artist
That is fantastic, I myself am a collecter of vintage barbie my collection, keeps growing every christmas when I beg my parents for more. I only wish I had enough money to get a number 1 from 1959 she is stunning and the way a doll should be. Your drawing is fantastic and I now want a print of it to put on my bedroom wall it is amazing.
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TH3KILL3RBUNNY Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
i remember reading about these dolls.

During a trip to Europe in 1956 with her children Barbara and Kenneth, Ruth Handler came across a German toy doll called Bild Lilli.[1] The adult-figured doll was exactly what Handler had in mind, so she purchased three of them. She gave one to her daughter and took the others back to Mattel. The Lilli doll was based on a popular character appearing in a comic strip drawn by Reinhard Beuthin for the newspaper Die Bild-Zeitung. Lilli was a working girl who knew what she wanted and was not above using men to get it. The Lilli doll was first sold in Germany in 1955, and although it was initially sold to adults, it became popular with children who enjoyed dressing her up in outfits that were available separately.
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RopeLeatherLace Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Amazing number one....gorgeous!
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BlondeArtist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
you did a good job capturing her. 5 :star:s
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lunaphantom Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Wow the dolls have changed so much over the years...
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kawaifox11 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
the original was soo much better
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42315x3 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
That's beautiful fantastic job! I love it! :D
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Itti Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks so weird!

You've done a great job of portraying a cartoonish face and managing to keep it looking like a 3D figure, rather than a flat cartoon. Not as easy as it seems :)
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careohless Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
That's an amazing drawing.
I agree - I think they should've stuck with the original Barbie. She's so stylish!
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schmelen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Huh! They should have stuck with the original style - it's lovely. That's a great drawing.
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Thea-Nu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool :D
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warnertoddjames Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
great drawing!! :) :clap: i like that you show you'r referances on the finnished peice
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calicokatt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*just drools* I LOVE BARBIE!! I've always wanted my own 1950s doll but they are VERY hard to find... Amazing reproduction, it looks fantastic! :D
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pinkbelle Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
I honestly thought it was a black and white photograph at first.
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slemfan Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
ok thats coolO___O
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pokijun Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
a very classic work! awesome man, very awesome!
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MaliciousSarcasm Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
My mom used to have one of those when she was young, she's always telling me how much she hates her sister for putting marker on it...
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monstruomarino Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007   Writer
i even prefer your drawing than the doll! lovely drawing!
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BeautifulFlower66 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
Wow that really awesome!! great likeness!!:D
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noeling Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :)
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BeautifulFlower66 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
:) your welcome!!
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Naneki Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
Wow, it really does look like the doll! Do you actually own one of those dolls?
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noeling Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! No, she doesn't own one. I wish she did! :) The closest to that doll she bought was the one made a year later.
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