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You're Not Good For Me, Bella by noeling You're Not Good For Me, Bella by noeling
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NOTE: This photo replicates the essence of the scene from "New Moon" where Edward makes a decision to leave Bella.

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These dolls presented quite a bit of challenge in terms of replicating the likenesses of not only the respective actors but the character they portray. Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen showed anguish as the tormented vampire which I wanted to capture. It involved a great deal of facial shading,mostly subtle, to bring out that expression. Kristen Stewart as Bella on the other hand portrayed quiet simplicity in her features which looked deceivingly easy but proved really challenging. She wore very minimal makeup and expression had a lot of subtext involved and I wanted to recreate it in doll form. again, Careful and strategic shading and paint-contouring brought that out.

The dolls used are 15 1/2 inch and 17 1/2 inch Bella and Edward dolls by Robert Tonner. Full facial repaint and shading as well as extensive hair style make over to replicate the features of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, particularly as they appeared in the Twilight sequel, New Moon. This is by far my most ambitious undertaking of an Edward repaint because of all the shading that needed to be done on his torso to approximate his look from New Moon.

The inset photos on the upper middle show the mass produced version of the Edward Cullen and Bella Swan doll as they were 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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ImKatniss Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OH MY GOSH.. 
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RunicRhyme Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm pretty much the opposite of a Twilight fan, but I can still appreciate the immense talent of your repaint here. Very well done.
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xxharlot666xx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing!!!
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Robynhutcherson Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Those are perfect I don't understand how you can get all of Kristen Stewart's beautiful features onto a small doll, it's amazing... I wish I could buy all of your dolls!
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LuckyBachi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH BELLA IS SPOT ON
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Sylvia-San Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing !
YOu have big talent !!!! *.*
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xskyskipper Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work~
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LeutenantBecca Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
hey i thought dey waz real
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Maherz0709 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing
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SweetImbir Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Realy dont like the twilight.. But Wow! I'm impressed:)
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