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repaint doll Elizabeth Swann by noeling repaint doll Elizabeth Swann by noeling
Note: This doll is currently up on ebay. Link below:

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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
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Neverward Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student
STUNNING I am in LOVE seriously this is just a wonderfully adorable doll!! A little girls dream ;P
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evil-vivianne Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yo ho yo oh a pirates life for me ( pirates of the caribeaian curse of the black pearl )
Sorry for misspelling it
But anyways cool :)
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ArtsyVana Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
my god, that's beautiful! :D
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Aquafolie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist
I love what you do, it's really amazing! Can I ask you a question? How much time do you spend on a work like this?
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FontanaWorks Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The hair is gorgeous, the everything is gorgeous!
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CorporalCornbread Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I first saw this, I thought it was a picture... amazing!
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ToxicScythe Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks just like elizabeth the doll is beautiful. sometimes i forget your artworks are dolls!
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Rasberry-Jam-Heaven Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing... :love: I'd love to know how you got her hair to look so good!
it's a perfect match to the movie. :-)
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RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Photographer
OOH. I wish you could sell this!
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ImaWriter Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Beauful!
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