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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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:iconaverne:
Averne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
wow amazing!
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:iconneverward:
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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:iconevil-vivianne:
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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:iconartsyvana:
ArtsyVana Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
my god, that's beautiful! :D
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:iconaquafolie:
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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:iconfontanaworks:
FontanaWorks Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The hair is gorgeous, the everything is gorgeous!
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:iconcorporalcornbread:
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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:icontoxicscythe:
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  Hobbyist 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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:iconrs-kyra:
RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Photographer
OOH. I wish you could sell this!
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:iconimawriter:
ImaWriter Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Beauful!
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:iconpegz-with-a-pencil:
Pegz-with-a-pencil Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats beautiful the original is just terrible. i would not buy that in a shop
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:iconhappyhappy167:
happyhappy167 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
my fav. character. :D
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:iconyu-shen:
yu-shen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Loke Keira...and my god...this looks amazing....
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:iconzundwig:
Zundwig Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning.
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:iconfranknesskim:
FranknessKim Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Amazing ! Great ! Wonderful... :O
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:iconmayorabbey:
MayorAbbey Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Love it. The make-up is great and the hair is beautiful. Well done. :)
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:iconladyusagi:
LadyUsagi Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
So well done :) I'd really love to know how you did it :D But by the looks of it, you don't respond to comments :(
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C0nv3rseLov3rWrit3s Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
yo ho yo ho a pirates life for me
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:iconalserov:
alserov Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Wonderful work! I love it! :-)
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BlackLeonelle Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
That's just amazing!!!!
By the way, what do u use to remove factory paint? I might be stupid, but it makes me wonder...
It took me five hours to write that, because when I saw the doll I was speechless...
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:iconmariamzatik:
MariamZatik Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
amazing you are very talented!
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:icongrasscloud:
Grasscloud Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
The mass production Lizzy looks a little like Cher. O.o

After you had finished with that doll, it looks much cuter. (:
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:iconjessisaurus:
Jessisaurus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
georgous
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:iconanimelovr828:
ANIMELOVR828 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
GOSH U GIVE EVERYTHING SO MUCH MORE LIFE! its truely amazing
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:iconnihonryu:
NIHONRYU Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
incredible change, is painting on the wrist or is computer?. really leaves me speechless. exellent work:D
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:iconnef-jessb:
Nef-JessB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
the old dolls look so crappy and you turned them into something so beautifull! its amazing :D
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:iconsda-messengersoracle:
SDA-MessengersOracle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
~shakes head in awe of beauty~ :faint:
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:icontheharlequinromance:
TheHarlequinRomance Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
deng. you are talented
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:iconalma-chan:
alma-chan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009   Digital Artist
she looks awesome nice pulse
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