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A different take on Keira Knightley's characteof Elizabeth Swann. This renditions shows how Ms. Swan may have looked like before she got rained down on during they day of her wedding. As with all of my hand painted work, no two are ever exactly alike in detail and nuances of expression.
I used a 16-inch Elizabeth Swann doll here produced by Robert Tonner Doll company - a finely made facial sculpt but the facial paint was something I found quite unsatisfactory and which I felt did not really reflect the character portrayed by Keira nor captured her likeness.
So, the first order of business was to completely remove factory facial painting. I then hand painted it to bring the likeness of Ms. Knightley to life and to capture the essence of her character.
Next was I transformed her hair style by giving her a very elaborate and meticulously styled 18th century hair style in keeping with the movie's time period.
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