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Viggo Mortensen ARAGORN doll by noeling Viggo Mortensen ARAGORN doll by noeling
NOTE: This doll, as well as the custom Arwen were recently auctioned on ebay.

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We couldn't have an Arwen doll without her beloved mortal hero Aragorn. So here he is.

There is evidently more challenge with this repaint as I had to capture Viggo's likeness but infused with his character's essence. I wanted to replicate the rugged weather worn look and the appropriate expression.

Scaling down the hair took quite a bit of work as well as painting in the facial hair which had to be just the right amount and in the right places.

The inset photo on the bottom shows the mass produced version of the doll as it was originally released.

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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:iconsteamey:
steamey Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Amazing!Just magic!
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ButterflyFurry Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
These both came out amazingly well. I stared for quite awhile, good job! 
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Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
That's a doll??????? :jawdrop: I thought it was a digital painting!!
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zaboo17 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
I think you really captured his expression well, awesome job!
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:iconyouaremore1:
YouAreMore1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I JUST DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OOOH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmerolynamakiir:
MerolynAmakiir Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
WOW, these dolls look like photographs... this is amazing!
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:iconlittleamissepic:
LittleAMissEpic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconimshockedplz:...........
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:iconcodenamehexx:
CodenameHexx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've made them look incredibly perfect. You're an incredible artist and the fact that you've made them look this realistic is unbelievable. Fantastic work. I'd die for these dolls.
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:iconmininessie66:
mininessie66 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
amazing!!!
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:iconthe-rasmus-raven:
The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   General Artist
They're so realistic ^^
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:iconcratedhideo:
CratedHideo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
damn your good
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:iconmeowwmirandaa:
MeowwMirandaa Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
um.
wantwantwantwantwantwant. WANNNNTTTTTTT. :icongolemplz:
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:iconblacksheep6:
BlackSheep6 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazingly cool. :omfg:
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:iconshadowfaxcreations:
ShadowfaxCreations Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh... I love them both so much.
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:iconjuniorjac:
JuniorJac Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
SHOWWW
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Naruttebayo67 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: teh face befor paintig is really ugly good job on the body color look like true human :nod:
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:iconinessalovegood:
InessaLovegood Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're so talented and hard-working *__*
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:iconladyphotoshoot:
LadyPhotoshoot Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
is amazing!!!
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:iconguisf:
guisf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just AWESOME!
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:iconsecretly-schizo:
Secretly-Schizo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
That is absolutely amazing. It almost just looks photo shopped. Glorious work!
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:iconcortanna117:
Cortanna117 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I LOVE all your repaints!! You have really REALLY outdone Tonner's stuff. :) Well done!!!!!
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:iconamapolis:
Amapolis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
You are a talented artist, I congratulate you! the dolls look alive ... you give me these? jajaja
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:iconauntiem42:
AuntieM42 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
These are lovely, she says now looking at her much plainer original dolls. I might have to take up miniature painting. Until then I will just enjoy these.
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AnimeFreak1096 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student
The picture on the right.... How is that a doll! It looks like a scene from the movie! Incredible!!!
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:iconrainloca:
Rainloca Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
This is awesome
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:iconmaggiefurfriend:
MaggieFurfriend Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
he is one of your greatest, i think! we're talking skin, eyes and brow perfection!
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:iconginnyweasley-13:
GinnyWeasley-13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks so much like him. the original kind of does, but doesn't really have his essence. yours is perfect.
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:iconkayleex:
kayleex Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
this is amazing, wow. thats all i can say.
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:iconkandance824:
KanDance824 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The likeness that you gave to those dolls is unbelievable! The intensity in their eyes is so real! Amazing job
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:iconcordially-yours:
cordially-yours Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
DAMN you did one hell of a job! I'm sure those dolls will make that collector very happy.
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:iconriadana:
Riadana Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
wow.. beautiful ~
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:iconforevelin:
forevelin Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
they are breath taking!
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:iconbeyamin:
Beyamin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
OMG OMG OMG OMG *----------------------------*
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:iconrenisanz:
renisanz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well, this is utterly amazing.
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:iconmiss-nyu2:
Miss-Nyu2 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
OMG.... I'm officially snapped.....
YOU ARE GENIUS !!!! *drool*
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:iconjjyyjy:
jjyyjy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
That's so amazing!!!
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:iconromythe:
Romythe Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You do an amazing job on the painting, but I have to say; it wouldn't have been what it now is without the brilliant sculpting of the heads :)
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:iconbackinvain:
backinvain Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
i LOVEEE it!!!!!!!
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:iconmasqueraderose:
MasqueradeRose Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Wow! These are insanely good XD
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:iconjnessence:
jnessence Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
wow!! mini aragon is soooo real!!!!! I would like to see brad Pitt or leonardo di caprio :p
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:iconsythgara:
Sythgara Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work!
I'm curious, is the company that makes these dolls making them for repaint purposes? or do they actually SELL those low quality stuff the way we wee on your before pictures?
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Nightlightcubed Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
This looks awesome! So does Arwen! Great job :D
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:iconanniina85:
Anniina85 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
oh my god, now THIS is art. The resemblance is phenomenal! The more I browse your gallery the more mind blown I am, bravo!
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Hi There :wave:!
I have featured your work in my recent journal dedicated to plushies, dolls and custom toys! You can view it at this link below:

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I hope this feature brings you some new fans!
Warm Regards,
Sandi
aka `oibyrd
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:iconerhothien:
Erhothien Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mind. Blown.


There are no words.
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:iconkaye00:
Kaye00 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love this. So. Much. I came looking to see if you did a repaint of an Aragorn doll immediately upon finding your Legolas repaint through the front page. Both look wonderful.
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:iconkur58:
Kur58 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student General Artist
you made a good work with his hair in this one!
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:iconrin-89:
Rin-89 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Wow, wow, wow. I'm speechless.
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:iconeviljellydonuts:
eviljellydonuts Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ridiculously awesome!!
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