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WHITNEY HOUSTON TRIBUTE: (1963 - 2012)

---- Farewell and thank you to an artist whose music has become a soundtrack of my life in many ways.

It is with great pride that I share my latest creation - my humble tribute to "the Voice", Ms. Whitney Houston. Whitney Houston's music has touched me in more ways than any other singer/artist and I am glad that I could pay respects to this legendary artist.

Hair rework and extensive full facial makeover were needed to bring Whitney Houston's features to life on this 11 1/2 inch doll. Inset photo on the bottom shows the factory version.

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 Mattel)
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This celebrity doll repaint was inspired by Vivien Leigh's much acclaimed portrayal as Scarlett O'hara from the now timeless classic, "Gone With The Wind", particularly as she looked in her famous portrait in the film wearing a magnificent blue dress.

I used a 16-inch Scarlett O'hara doll here produced by Robert Tonner Doll company. I completely removed factory facial painting and hand painted it to more faithfully replicate Vivien Leigh as Scarlett from that particular scene I had to pay careful attention to have the doll's expression reflect the same expression as Scarlett from the portrait.

The doll's hair has been completely restyled.

The photo on the bottom shows the doll as it looked originally before repainting.

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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Hair rework and extensive full facial makeover were needed to bring Brooke Shields features to life on this 11 1/2 inch doll. Inset photo on the bottom shows the factory version.

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

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This celebrity doll repaint was inspired by world class singer Celine Dion.

I used a 16-inch Elizabeth Swann doll here produced by Robert Tonner Doll company. Upon close inspection of the doll's facial features, Celine Dion came to mind.

So, I completely removed factory facial painting and hand painted it to bring the likeness of Ms. Dion to life. Extensive paint contouring technique had to be employed to replicate Celine's features.

The doll's hair has been partially rerooted with additional hair as some of the areas were sparsely rooted. Then I gave her hair a soft perm for just some very subtle waves just like Celine's.

The inset photo shows the doll before transformation.

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. Another equally challenging feat especially when recreating a likeness is to work within the limits of an existing doll's facial mold.

-- acrylic paint and ultra fine brushes

(Note: I am not in any way affiliated with the Tonner Doll company
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Lindsay Wagner has been my all-time idol since I was 14 years old. I remember being captivated by her beauty when I first saw her on tv in 1976 playing the Bionic Woman Jaime Sommers. Back then I was just barely learning how to draw faces - and upon seeing Lindsay's exquisite features, she became a constant subject of my portraiture endeavors. And seeing her in person for the first time in 2006 and presenting her with a portrait I had done of her was a truly surreal moment of my life.

Anyway, here's my little tribute to her in doll form. I used a 16-inch Mrs. Coulter doll from the Golden Compass Series produced by Tonner & Co. I thought the sculpt was just perfect for Lindsay's 3-d portrait.

I completely removed original factory paint and started with a blank canvas to replicate Ms. Wagner's features. Also, I had to partially reroot the doll's hair to give it fullness and to create a middle part. Then I cut and heat styled her hair just as Ms. Wagner looked in her 70s tv series.

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 Tonner Co.)
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I have been very busy with other doll projects but I am very pleased to present my latest ebay offering. Diana Ross and her music has been very much a part of my growing up years and many memories of my life back in the Philippines, so creating a celebrity custom doll honoring Ms. Ross was an absolute pleasure.


I use a Mattel production doll for this project. The inset photo at the bottom shows the doll in its original factory state.

As with all my creations, I completely strip the original factory paint on each of the dolls, and completely repaint the facial features in, paying attention to accuracy of likeness and lifelike expressions. The doll also underwent hair rework to match the proportions of the face. .

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 company)
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Grace Kelly - of sophisticated allure and regal beauty - I just couldn't resist the chance of bringing her sultriness to life. I am pleased to share with you my latest creation.

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

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Mattel's tribute doll of Farrah Fawcett bears a perfect likeness of the iconic actress in terms of the facial sculpt. However, it clearly suffers in the production paint department.

As a huge fan of Farrah, I just had to take the doll and transform it into a faithful replica of the Charlie's Angels star.

As Farrah's hair was so iconic, extensive hair styling was the first order of business. Next was the delicate task of painting in her facial features. Since the sculpt depicts a big full smile, hand painting and shading each tooth was a painstaking process that had to be the exact scale and proportion.

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Custom Repaint of Jason Wu 12-inch Rupaul doll and Mattels Farrah Fawcett doll. This particular Farrah insterpretation is based on a Faberge shampoo commercial in the late 70s where she sports a totally different hair style than her iconic flip.
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Beyonce's recent smashing performance in Super Bowl has greatly inspired this custom doll repaint. I think that Mattel does wonderfully celebrity sculpts but just needed more precision paint apps.
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