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custom doll repaint Kate Middleton by noeling custom doll repaint Kate Middleton by noeling
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NOTE: This doll has sold and is now in a private collection. Auction link below:

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I thought it would be fitting to create a custom doll of the Duchess of Cambridge, in light of the royal baby's arrival.

The doll started out as Franklin Mint's 16-inch Kate Middleton production doll. Full facial repaint and hair restyle went into the makeover process.

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 Franklin Mint)
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:icontherockinstallion:
TheRockinStallion Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's some talent right there!!!
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:iconfoxythepirate65:
foxythepirate65 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
amazing a total replica
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:icontruebluetardis:
TrueBlueTardis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol the original is a Twilight-verse vampire.
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:icondraxulaura:
Draxulaura Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The original is... Creepy. Yours looks amazing.
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:iconjennapaddey:
jennapaddey Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student General Artist
it's scary how good it is. like it looks like an actual photo of kate
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:iconlolabunny613:
lolabunny613 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these are so fun to look at
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:iconbrobeeku:
brobeeku Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
omg this reminds me off sims before without mods and after modsXD
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:iconanastasiyakosenko:
AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student General Artist
So... This is so alive...
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:iconoswaldwascute:
OswaldWasCute Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Stunning.  Thank you for posting these for all to see!
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:iconjoseph-esapa:
joseph-esapa Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
the original doesn't even look like her! but the after looks exactly like her; amazing skills!
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:iconiammegara:
IAmMegara Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The original may be the scariest doll I have ever seen.  Frozen - Little Elsa Icon 
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:iconask-shadowmoon:
Ask-ShadowMoon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The original one looks kinda evil.....Unsure. 
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Jezzy-Art Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe you should be the one to make dolls? Or at least be the one to paint their faces. Because you do way better than the original. 
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:iconclaudialewis:
ClaudiaLewis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Companies don't do it as great because they mass produce them and it's cheaper. 
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:iconrozax:
Rozax Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
The original has no soul :fear:
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:iconharu-alessandro:
HARU-ALESSANDRO Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
lol
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:iconyayanyau:
YayaNyau Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is simply amazing.
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:icontheuniquegeek:
TheUniqueGeek Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOWza!
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:iconcomical1:
Comical1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is astounding!! :wow: great great great job, I can't even imagine painting on something as small as a doll and you made it so realistic!!
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MoonwalkingSiren Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's fantastic, exept for one thing, her eyes are green
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:iconstillsilenced:
StillSilenced Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student General Artist
greenish grey, I have a few friend's with this eye colour, and they often look grey or muddy without direct light just like this doll. :) It keeps it realistic
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:iconportgasdaceever:
PortgasDAceEver Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
don't care XD
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AmateurIceCream Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
lol
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darkadathea Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
where you buy the original dolls? thanks
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:iconmidorisora:
midorisora Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
omg O.O!!
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:iconsweetbread9:
Sweetbread9 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you are truly amazing
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:iconz3lo:
Z3LO Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and that my fellow men is the power of make up. . . :bow:
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:iconblazeingstar:
Blazeingstar Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Far more realistic. 
I love it.
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Pasithea Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I never really noticed her crazy cheek dimples until I saw how much they exaggerated them on this doll. Wow. Your fix up of her looks a lot better but those cheeks...yikes! I feel like the molding of the doll coulda been toned down a bit.
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Im-hopeless Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He is just trying to make this doll look as realistic as possible, he had to use what he could work with. I think the cheeks look rather fine, it's not going to be an exact replica.
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thesearejessicakes Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thought the cheeks were perfect - the nose on the doll isn't long enough, and I think that's what kind of knocks everything off and makes the cheeks look weird. If you compare the doll to this picture: cdn.cnwimg.com/wp-content/uplo… you'll see what I mean about the nose.
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Harl3y-TheJok3r Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
OoO Woah...........all I have to say is HOW!?!
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:iconiferania:
iferania Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The original paint job makes her look like an old lady. Glad you worked your magic on this, it looks great! 
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:iconilovezsora:
ilovezsora Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
the before is really scary! Amazing job of fixing it up and making the dolls beautiful as always 8D
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:iconscoobylady:
scoobylady Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Wow! :clap:
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:icondancinpencil:
dancinpencil Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that first doll was kinda scary xD amazing job!
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:iconsilver-ying:
Silver-Ying Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
iTS CREEPY HOW IT LOOKS EXACLY THE SAME 0-0
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:iconarkhamreject:
ArkhamReject Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
That's creepy as fuck.
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:iconmagzdilla:
Magzdilla Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
your 3D version is completely superior to that awful painting they made of her.
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:iconmangsney:
Mangsney Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You, sir, are a wizard, and no one will ever convince me otherwise! :wow:
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i-Nessie Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Oh, man... those teeth/tooth (I can't remember which word is the correct one), those cheeks, those eyes, that nose.... I've no idea who is Kate Middleton, but everything about the doll looks so real!
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CWood5678 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Kate Middleton is the married to Prince William in England whom just had a Royal baby. i kid you not
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:iconi-nessie:
i-Nessie Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Ah, I think I've heard of her, but I didn't remember her name. Thanks for the info!
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:iconcwood5678:
CWood5678 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student General Artist
 Mhm :)
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:iconi-nessie:
i-Nessie Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I think I won't stop staring at this doll
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HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I think this is honestly your best work to date! (With the greatest respect to Kate Middleton the doll looked like a zombie before you painted it!) 
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:iconnoeling:
noeling Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THE WONDERFUL COMMENTS! As always, I greatly appreciate hearing from each and every one. :)
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, Looks very real.
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:iconnovemberregen:
NovemberRegen Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Well done, but there are much more dolls you created on a better way
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:iconbarbaricblubumblebee:
BarbaricBluBumblebee Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WHAAAAAT!? That's crazy good! Keep it up :iconhurrplz:
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