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Halloween is just around the corner and I thought what better way to kick it off with a custom repaint of the gruesomely seductive queen of macabre, Elvira - Mistress of the Dark.

This doll underwent hair restyling to better replicate Elvira's. As with all my custom repainted dolls, I remove the original factory makeup. I then repaint the character's features paying attention to precision and accuracy as well as true to life facial expression.

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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Me with my wife and son meeting the original Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner in 2010. I was fortunate enough to have her sign my work in progress drawing of her.

The pencil portrait was based from a poster of her as the Bionic Woman back when her tv show was a big hit in the 70s.

The photo on the right shows the portrait in better detail.
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FINALLY - I finished this drawing! :woohoo: I started on it weeks ago, but then I decided to put it aside for a while because the background was sucking out all of the fun... Anyway, hope you dig! ;)

More details about this drawing (plus WIP's) in my art blog! Thanks for checking this out! :)


| My art blog | Please do not use my art without asking me first!! |
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My first Marilyn Monroe portrait, cos every artist needs one right? This one isn't insanely detailed as I had to work from a very low quality reference that I couldn't do much about but I'm pleased with the result, having not drawn blonde hair a while I forgot how difficult and time consuming it was.

8x8 Smooth Paper
2H-7B
16 Hours
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After looking through my Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis book, I've decided that I'm gonna draw a colored pencil portrait of Marilyn for every year she was a star, from 1948-1962. Here's to hoping I'll be finished by the time the 50th anniversary of her death comes 'round. Probably :shrug:

This is 1962.
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Marilyn Monroe Minimal Portrait.

Mechanical and Faber Castell Pencils.
Eraser for highlights.
Blending stumps, tissues and fingers for shading.
Full list of materials here:[link]

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This was a drawing that I was paid to do. All the person asked me was it to be of Marilyn Monroe and that it didn't matter how I drew her, as long as her lips were red. So, this is the result! I'm happy to say that he was very pleased with it. I decided to do this portrait on gray paper because I thought by using the white highlights, it would show the classic beauty of Marilyn. I used prismacolor colored pencils on the lips using 3 shades of red and then using graphite pencil to bring out the darks. The rest of the portrait was done using graphite pencil and white charcoal.
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Made this in commemoration of what would have been her 87th birthday :heart:

original is available to buy: [link]
or order birthday prints :D: [link]
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Marilyn Monroe
about 3 hours

gosh I hate doing the hair....I need more patience...
enjoy
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Two commissions I finished a few weeks back, The Ian on the left arrived last week to his new owner in Moscow (very quickly for traveling all the way around the world to Russia)
The Logan on the left is the LAST Logan, number 25 of 25 and he will arrive today or tomorrow in Maryland.

Its always a huge relief when something that your worked on for MONTHS arrives safely to its final destination. :-)



To make my guys, I first create the original sculpt in Super Sculpey, from my original sculpture i create silicone molds and cast the parts in a custom resin mix, I then joint and drill my parts hollow and string with very heavy elastic (my figures are completely poseable) I then sand down the seams then i use ground up pastels to paint on the makeups, the wig is made of synthetic mohair and the eyes are handmade silicone.
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