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repaint doll - Will Turner by noeling repaint doll - Will Turner by noeling
Note: This doll is currently up on ebay. Link below:

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Another custom interpretation inspired by the dashing British actor Orlando Bloom in his portrayal of Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean. This rendition portrays a cleaner-looking Will as he prepares for his supposed wedding to Ms. Swann, which of course never happened in the movie. His expression and detail are also somewhat different from my first one.

I used a 17-inch Will Turner produced by Robert Tonner Doll company. As is usually the case with mass produced dolls depicting celebrities, the sculpt is spot on but the doll suffers in the facial paint department, which is as crucial a process in capturing likeness.

So, the first order of business was to completely remove factory facial painting. I then hand painted it to bring the likeness of Orlando Bloom as Will Turner to lfe, paying careful attention to proper facial expression.

The hair underwent extensive and meticulous restyling. First, I cut the hair to a shorter length. Then I heat permed the hair to give it the needed wave. Finally, I layered the hair by running the scissors along the length of the hair. This also reduces the hair's volume and thickness down to proper scale. Last, I handpainted delicate lines of hair along the hairline to soften the overall look. Sideburns were more accurately hand repainted as well.

The inset photo shows the Will Turner doll as it was originally released.

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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:iconpcamenzind:
PCamenzind Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   Writer
This is just amazing!
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AliceStripesLPS Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Whoa, this is incredible! It looks just like him :D
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Barchiel-ART Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!!!
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Rain-Sapphire Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
like wow o.O
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ChucklesTheCat Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow that's amazing!
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xxcaramelxx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :)
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Snorthweast1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Amazing :o (Eek) Looks just like him!
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XxRunningwindxX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'd love to have one  these! SOOO lifelike! But I bet their really expensive...
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Pichulover20 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Will Turner is the Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather of Toby Tuner :icontobyturnerplz:
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Ada-Erika Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
It's very life like :3
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TammyPhotography Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just amazing. Not only are your reworks remarkable but the photo's are most amazingly done as well. Bravo. :heart:
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twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Beautiful work. Looks so real and much better than the original.
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starshinexx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you are so talented. like, woah. it looks exactly like him!!
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:iconhakanlover:
Hakanlover Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Holy- that's amazing!! *__* :clap: :wow:
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flame-cat Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like a kajillion time better!
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ScaryCatish Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING! Your version is WAY better than the original!
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zaboo17 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Wow! The original was really sad! Your version is so much better!!! Spectacular!
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:iconsilveredraincloud:
silveredraincloud Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It really looks like him, you've captured him amazingly well.
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ekaluv26 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WOOOOWWW!!!!
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kiraisaweirdo Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Artist
Will Turner! XD nummies :iconiloveitplz:
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Mar-Enil Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
wah, what a hot doll! HAHAHAH!
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AnthonySpearsFae Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
i love his outfit.... not just the re-paint, which itself looks exactly like him!
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vagretirobert Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   Artist
Amazing!
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VirginieSiveton Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you made an amazing job!! congrats
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funfabs Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Perfect done! preciseley done the likeness is correct. He has a nice way of looking with his eyes and you have copyd that perfectly on this doll. Love all your work!!
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jojo-shakur Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Interface Designer
cute :'D
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mackstarr Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
i-i must have it!
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gokugirl826 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just went to your site and it was AWESOME!!! You should be the one doing the face art for these dolls!!! Especially this one, it's just so beautiful!!! It looks just like him!!! :hug:
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gokugirl826 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow!!!!! this is AMAZING!!! :wow:
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ZachDoug Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
    When I originally saw your art.. I used to think there was the actual person on one side, the original doll in the smaller box, and your repaint in on the other side.

    I was surprised to find that when I looked closer... THEY WERE ALL DOLLS! I'm not sure I know what's real or not anymore. You're not just an artist, you're almost a master of illusion! Bravo! :heart:
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MariColl Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're incredible so super talented!!!!:clap:
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happyhappy167 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yayay!
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paws4pictures Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohhh when you do Legolas <3 or this Wil Turner....mmmmmm....good enough to eat!! Hope you do more, Ill save my bucks!
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elodie50a Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing work on him too !!
He looks almost alive :)
On the original picture I can't even recognize that it's Orlando Bloom :s
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LuffyNoTomo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
that looks way better then the tonner dolls XD wow yours is fantastic~!!
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sweetassassin13 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just CRAXY!!! It looks like the real deal!!! My jaws are practically dislocated now..
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alona33isr Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
wow it looks sooo much like him! amazing job !!!
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FeenixDOWN Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
i think your orlando bloom ones are the best. at first i thought it was really him.
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nattums Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
you are amazing at this!!
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
it almost scares me just HOW life-like this is. i think if i saw this in real life, it would totally blow my mind. actually it already does,but you know.
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Gamergal218 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
this is beyond incredible!!
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gorgeouszombiegirl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH. You're amazing! :wow: It's great, really.
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CananDS Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you have such an amazing talent :D
I'm totally speechless and I'm nuts on your artwork / doll re-painting ;)

Lovely greets
Canan :D
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elven-thespian Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my word! O.O You are amazing--the skin and eyes in particularly blow me away.
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Mundo-Azul Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That company should hire people like you to paint their dolls. Seriously, what a significant difference!
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MehLeeSah Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
omghessosexylol
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely spot on.
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daboudzi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Still can,t beleive this!!!!
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RoseMiller Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are really good at re painting them to make them look just like the real thing.
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Joanne-Elizabeth Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
this is amazing! This is so lifelike...

Orlando is beautiful
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