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custom doll repaint Cate Blanchett as Galadriel by noeling custom doll repaint Cate Blanchett as Galadriel by noeling
NOTE: This doll has sold on ebay.


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Being a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy film, I anticipated with much excitement Tonner Company's release of their LOTR line of dolls based from the films.

This sculpt in my opinion is absolutely spot on, but sadly the factory paint failed to bring out Cate Blanchett's strong features. Scale and proportion were major issues, particularly the eyes and lips.

Since her makeup was very minimal, it was a little tricky as well.

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 Doll company)
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:iconandracus:
Andracus Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Oh wow, she's so beautiful....I wish I could touch her OMG watch that o_O -left- 
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:iconmiranda088:
Miranda088 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 12, 2015
beautiful !!!!! I love her
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:iconnandra11:
Nandra11 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Holy crap! This is beyond amazing, it's downright creepy. xD You, sir, have TALENT!
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:iconceceliawolf:
CeceliaWolf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
GOOD LORD! You are amazing!
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:iconcyanideandponies:
CyanideAndPonies Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Amazing!
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:iconforeverartsy:
ForeverArtsy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG this is so good and close to what they look like it's kinda creepy. Looks like their actually face on a doll! It is so breathtaking!
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:iconfidelgutierrez:
fidelgutierrez Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconsweethobbit72:
SweetHobbit72 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
WOW - That is beautiful.

Cate Blanchett is such an extaordinary woman, and has such wonderful talent on the screen. She certainly reminds me of Katharine Hepburn.
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:iconartgeek99:
artgeek99 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why don't they just have you do this to begin with? You're soooo much better than whoever did the originals.
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:iconyaron352:
yaron352 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow amazing
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:iconnordiclynx:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazingly well done :)
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:iconnaturalprincess:
naturalprincess Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
arenīt you sad to sell your dolls ?
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:iconnaturalprincess:
naturalprincess Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
wow she is so beautiful :)
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:iconkoppaberg:
koppaberg Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Lovely work. I definitely think your interpretation of her is the better one - she looks like she's reading your mind as you look at her.
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:iconuglykat:
uglykat Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
such subtle changes but the transformation is so amazing
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:icontoxicscythe:
ToxicScythe Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks like photoshop wer did you get the camera? paints???
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:iconrandombrooke:
randombrooke Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ohhh myyyygoshhhhhh you are so good i cant believe it
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:iconauralife:
auralife Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The irony -- I just got into Lord of the Rings and Pirates Of the Caribbean again! Love this doll ^^
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:iconrivercreek:
RiverCreek Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really wish I could see this in person. I hate to doubt the artist, but I have a hard time believe this wasn't simply a photomanipulation as it is SO lifelike.
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:iconasteeg1412:
asteeg1412 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
who would have the guts to sell a photo-manipulated doll?
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:iconoverlapingleafs:
OverLapingLeafs Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Look at all of his other works and try and tell me they're photo-manipulation.

Never doubt talent.
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:iconilki1983:
Ilki1983 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Itīs amazing every time again. The doll before repaint is just a doll looking rather lifeless. After the repaint it indeed looks like a real person!I admire your work a lot!!
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:iconblazeofthorns:
Blazeofthorns Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful! I love the eyes!
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:iconsweetiesh:
sweetiesh Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist
really nice master!
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:iconlorigarnerart:
LoriGarnerArt Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
STUNNING! I LOVE Cate!
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:iconpixiesera:
pixiesera Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing! It's like you photoshopped her face on there!
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:iconshydaisy:
shydaisy Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i thought it was actually her in the tumbnail O.O
great job~
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:iconjessthenoob:
JessTheNoob Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Looks better than the actual doll, its beautiful, well done! :)
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:iconsleepingsnowwhite:
SleepingSnowWhite Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're stuff is awesome.
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:iconshastania:
Shastania Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
This is amazing! *favs*
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:iconimaginary-whispers:
Imaginary-Whispers Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love it!!! :heart:
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:iconreinagoden:
ReinaGoden Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply amazing similarity!!!! :love: Great work!!!
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:iconunicornomics:
unicornomics Featured By Owner May 10, 2012   General Artist
Her eyes are gorgeous
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:iconlillyloligresse:
LillyLoLigresse Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I must first of all say.. wow! That is amazing and it really looks almost like a photograph of her face glued to that doll. And second of all, if it wasn't for your remake I would never have guessed that the doll in the corner was Galadriel. Even though the changes are not that big it makes a huge difference!
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:iconsuinaliath:
Suinaliath Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Holy crap. Those eyes are so real!
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:iconbabylonsabby:
BabylonSabby Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Wooooww. It looks just like her!
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:iconquicksilverstudios:
quicksilverstudios Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Did not look like her before repaint, but wow... you can see it on repaint, great job
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:iconaileene:
Aileene Featured By Owner May 10, 2012   Writer
Incredible! Superbly down. I really don't know what else to say beyond that as the work you've done leaves me awestruck & speechless.

~ Aileene
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:iconveavictis-photo:
Veavictis-Photo Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my! So goooood! She is my favourite from LOR movies!
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:iconlotsofponies:
LotsOfPonies Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! Amazing!!
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet Betty Crocker, you never cease to amaze me! :rose:
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:iconenlotta7:
enlotta7 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. She looks so much more lifelike.
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:iconelaini-the-mystic:
Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Such a lovely and fresh look. And it does look more like Cate's Galadriel than the doll.
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:iconmrspumpkin125:
MrsPumpkin125 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Beautiful! I thought she was real at first!
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:icontwenty-nineknuckles:
Twenty-NineKnuckles Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
No way; I thought that was a screencap of the movie when I saw it on the front page! Wow!
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:iconkatthekillerofsouls:
KatTheKillerOfSouls Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
That is so funny that I came across this. I'm in my choir class right now watching the fellowship of the ring. Haha This is awesome.
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:iconspongekat:
spongekat Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
holy shit...i thot this was a picture of a real person. then i saw the hand and my jaw dropped. amaaazing
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:iconqueen-of-the-undead6:
Holy crap. That's a doll? Looks so real! :O
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:iconinocentpyro13:
InocentPyro13 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Simply beautiful and realistic repaint. Love it
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:iconbutterflygirl113:
Butterflygirl113 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
You've got the ethereal luminosity of the original character down perfectly. It does look real, and so much better and less "doll-like" than before the repaint. Wonderfully done! :D
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