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Zombie boy Rick Genest custom doll repaint by noeling Zombie boy Rick Genest custom doll repaint by noeling
Note: This doll recently sold on ebay. Link below:

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In celebration of the upcoming Halloween season, I am very excited to present my latest custom face up - Rick Genest aka Zombie Boy. Zombie Boy rose to fame for his heavily tattooed body as a statement of art showing the human body as a decomposing corpse. He was also a featured character in Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" music video.

I use Tonner Doll Company's factory produced Zombie Boy doll. The inset photo at the bottom right shows the doll in its original factory state.

As with all my creations, I completely strip the original factory paint on each of the dolls, and completely repaint the facial features in, paying attention to accuracy of likeness and lifelike expressions.

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 company)
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:iconsarahkercz:
SarahKercz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
this is crazy awesome
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:iconmythian:
Mythian Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Writer
OH MY GAWD! The detail! This is a master piece!
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:iconinarmsofamity:
Inarmsofamity Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doesn't even look like a doll, he looks real. You're incredible!
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:iconkumikodreamyart:
KumikoDreamyArt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!!! :lovely: :lovely: :lovely:  I love this boy!!!!  Congratulations,nice work!!!!
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3mptylord Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually thought the shot on the left was a photo comparing to the doll on the right, with the original doll underneath. Then I saw it's clothes and realized they were both shots of the doll..
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:iconwith-asphodel-eyes:
with-asphodel-eyes Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is insane!!! too much talent for one person to have!
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:iconkioler:
kioler Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my I though those are photos ; A ; Amazing
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:iconxxpurdy-girlxx:
xXPurdy-GirlXx Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist
Even now I think it's a photo and not a doll... it's really amazing!
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:iconrawr-means-i-love-u:
Rawr-Means-I-Love-U Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My jaw just dropped at this! The detail is spot on.
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:icongeekngood:
GeeknGood Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy frick man this is just so realistic
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:iconyouarelikehoney:
YouAreLikeHoney Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Thats awesome! Love Clap 
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:icondakknay-sade:
Dakknay-Sade Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student General Artist
You have some mad talent dude.... I think you might also be a little crazy, but you're definitely skilled xD 
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:iconstillsilenced:
StillSilenced Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Okay. Now I have to leave. This is really too much awsome.
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:iconfreehyde:
freeHyde Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
AMAZING, you are a real artist. SUPERBE
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:iconamakurareika:
amakurareika Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ambokiko look!!
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:iconkimnessisgoth:
KimnessIsGoth Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student General Artist
wow...just wow. this is actually amazing! you are one talented man!
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:iconcasey-aitken:
Casey-Aitken Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Artist
Fabulous!!!!!!!!!
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:iconryunanara:
ryunanara Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is truly amazing. I am basically in love with Rick Genest, this is phenomenal. 
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:iconthecomicchick:
TheComicChick Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student General Artist
your version of him is so real. its kinda spooky, but so amazing 
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:iconfrauleinvampyria:
FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my ! :heart:
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:iconlaurenhawthorne:
LaurenHawthorne Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
So detailed! It's purely amazing!
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:iconjawyaw:
JawYaw Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first I thought the photo on the left was the man himself (it isn't, right?)! This looks absolutely amazing!
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:iconjigz-zaw:
Jigz-zaw Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
wow, looks soo good
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:iconcutiepuhtootie:
cutiepuhtootie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Trying to repaint this would've have driven me absolutely insane. You have some EXTREME patience, dude. Rock on :horns:
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voradorhylden Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
okay what paint do you use. all i would use would scratch or flake off so......suggestions would be awesome.   do you know what material to use to reshape the face? (been tring to figure these out for a while.......are the eyes painted or r they doll eyes?     awesome work by the way!!
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vampkimi Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
This is just...just...wow.Speechless. I am speechless from just looking at all your work. Amazed *deeply bows before you* I hope someday with work I can possibly reach your skill level T_T
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:iconrandybob275:
randybob275 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
I wonder what Rick Genest thinks of your work.
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:iconwriteacrossme:
writeacrossme Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Writer
Makes me think of Tate from American Horror Story :aww:
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:iconbandaid-l0ve:
bandaid-l0ve Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
You know they did that on purpose right.
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:iconwriteacrossme:
writeacrossme Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Writer
No I didn't! :) Sorry I guess I didn't get that. I don't think the description says anything about it though.
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bandaid-l0ve Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
If you look up info on the episode where Tate is 'dreaming', it does say he has the same design as Zombie Boy's tattoos. They were inspired by him :)
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writeacrossme Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Writer
Ohhh okay! Thanks for the explanation, had no idea!
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:iconcutiedeidara:
CutieDeidara Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013

Oh wow!! This is absolutely amazing!

I bet this was one of the hardest dolls to repaint, wasn't it?? :)

You really did a great job on that!

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:iconpiratezombi3:
Piratezombi3 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
who ever bought it can just mail that over to me, that would be super.
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:iconatlocean:
Atlocean Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Una muestra de lo bien echo y lo mal echo, me facina :D
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:iconluv-2-draw:
Luv-2-Draw Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student General Artist
he is so handsome

so is the doll
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:iconorganicsculpture:
OrganicSculpture Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
This is an incredible work of art. If not for some slight stiffness of the clothing, I'd have thought the image on the left was the real man.
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:icon4lifeanotaku:
4lifeanotaku Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this was a photo of a real person. Amazing!
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:iconmaren-b:
maren-B Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
awesome O_O
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:iconalislinn:
Alislinn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought it was real :O
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:icondreamsofsilverwolfs:
DreamsOfSilverWolfs Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I looked at this and thought it was a real person :D until i realized it said doll paint.
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:iconmurrl:
murrl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! this is amazing!! very detailed and perfect! you need a realy quite hand for that :w00t: awesome realy ! =)
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:iconvinterperle:
Vinterperle Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow! I could never tell the doll from the real Zombie Boy!
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:icontag-ink:
TAG-Ink Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful!
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:iconferchas-is-love:
ferchas-is-love Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my....... GOOOOD!!!!!!! You made me the happiest woman EVER!!!!!!
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:iconloveandeyeballs:
loveandeyeballs Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow. I've been browsing your gallery, and I have to ask - was this doll more of a challenge for you than the other photorealistic faces you paint because of all of the tattooing? Or maybe less challenging, since so many of his tattoos are anatomically inspired? I'm just so curious. Beautiful work!
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:iconidmcustoms:
idmcustoms Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing! So much details in those tattoos!
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:iconliekmudkip:
liekmudkip Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
incredible
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:iconyawningwolf:
YawningWolf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
These are photos, right? RIGHT?
I am amazed because it looks so real :)
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:iconxmarcinhux:
XmarcinhuX Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I want one. Where or how I can buy one of this?!
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