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MANY THANKS FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS AND INPUTS. AFTER ASSESSING AND RE-ASSESSING THE WORK IN PROGRESS VERSION, I DECIDED TO STRIP THE ENTIRE HOT TOYS FACTORY PAINT AND START WITH A CLEAN SLATE.

IN THE WORK IN PROGRESS VERSION, THE ORIGINAL HOT TOYS PAINT APP WAS KEPT INTACT AND I SIMPLY PAINTED OVER THE EXISTING PAINT. THIS LIMITED MY CREATIVE RANGE AS I HAD TO WORK WITH EXISTING PAINT. AFTER MUSTERING ENOUGH COURAGE, I DECIDED TO REMOVE THE ORIGINAL HOT TOYS PAINT COMPLETELY AND START WITH A BLANK "CANVAS". I AM MUCH HAPPIER WITH THE RESULTS THIS TIME.
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With the huge following and popularity that "The Vampire Diaries" has gained and as a follow up to my custom Damon doll last year, I thought I'd create Stefan Salvatore, the other half of the Salvatore vampire siblings from the hit tv show. Paul Wesley portrays the character along with Ian Somerhalder as Damon and Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert.

I use Tonner Doll Company's factory produced Stefan Salvatore doll. The inset photo at the bottom right 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 extensive 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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custom repaint of Emily Browning as Babydoll in "Sucker Punch"


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This celebrity doll repaint was inspired by an outtake from the film Gone With The Wind that never made it to the final film. Inset photos shows the doll in different stages of the repaint.

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.

The doll's hair has been completely restyled.

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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I use Tonner Doll Company's factory produced Stefan and Damon Salvatore doll. The inset photos at the bottom show the dols in their 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 dolls also underwent extensive hair rework to match the proportions of the faces .

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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Bella Swan auction:

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Edward Cullen auction:

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The final installment in the Twilight saga continues with a newly turned Vampire Bella that I chose to recreate in this new custom doll.

Full facial repaint and shading as well as extensive hair style make over to replicate the features of Kristen Stewart as vampire Bella as she appeared in Breaking Dawn Part 2.

The inset photo on the bottom shows the mass produced versions of the dolls as they were 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 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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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

(Note: I am not in any way affiliated with the Mattel)
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You may recall that I have created a repaint of Orlando as Will Turner from Pirates of the Caribbean. This latest one, however, is of Orlando Bloom, the actor, and not as a movie character.

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 actor Orlando Bloom to life, paying careful attention to lifelike 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 hand painted delicate lines of hair along the hairline for more accuracy and realism. Sideburns were more accurately hand repainted as well.

The bottom inset photo shows the 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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In commemoration of the centenary (100 years) of the Titanic sinking and as a tribute to the re-release of the movie "Titanic" in 3D, I am very pleased to offer my one of a kind creation of Kate Winslet as Rose Dewitt Bukater from the 1997 blockbuster epic.

I have long wanted to create a special custom doll of Rose and this year provided the perfect opportunity for that.

Please check out more photos of the Rose doll on ebay by clicking on the link below:

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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 Franklin Mint)
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