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THIS DOLL HAS SOLD AND NOW RESIDES IN A PRIVATE COLLECTION.

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This celebrity doll repaint was inspired by Audrey Hepburn's stunning portrayal of Eliza Doolittle from the Oscar-winning musical "My Fair Lady"

I used a 12-inch Mattel Audrey Hepburn doll (see photos) . I completely removed factory facial painting and hand painted it to more faithfully replicate Ms. Hepburn as Eliza. The doll's hair undergone painstaking transformation to faithfully capture the character's look the Embassy ball scene of the movie.

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 Mattel)
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In the spirit of Halloween, I just wanted to share this pic of my most recent Edward and Bella. HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL!

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NOTE: These dolls were recently auctioned on ebay. Auction links below:

Edward Cullen auction:

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Bella Swan auction:

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With the release of Tonner Company's New Moon-inspired Edward and the Birthday Bella Swan with a brand new sculpt, my inspiration to create continues, especially with the challenge of repainting the brand new Bella sculpt released by the manufacturer just this year.

Full facial repaint and shading as well as extensive hair style make over to replicate the features of the characters and the delicate nuances of their emotions evoked particularly based on the Bella's paper cut birthday scene

The inset photos on the bottom portion show the mass produced version 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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--- Custom painting Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter ----

Trust me, it's harder than it looks :)
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Yet another Grace Kelly face up. This one is based from her look in the classic Hitchcock film "Rear Window".

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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My favorite celebrity of all time! As a young kid growing up in the Philippines in the 70s, the Bionic Woman captured my imagination and I fell in love with Lindsay's gorgeous face! Meeting her for the first in June 2006 was a fantasy come true for me. And what an absolute honor and pleasure to see her admire my drawing and sign it!
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Work in Progress on Hot Toys 11 inch Emily Browning as Babydoll in "Sucker Punch". Facial features still need softening and further shading/contouring/coloring as well as tweaking in some areas. Hair needs to be trimmed to scale further and restyled.
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Meeting my childhood idol and inspiration for learning to draw portraits - Lindsay Wagner, the original Bionic Woman

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Drawing Lindsay portrait in 2000, then presenting it to her for her 57th birthday in 2006 in Tampa, Florida. It was an out of body experience meeting her for the first time!
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This doll, at 22-inches, is much larger than dolls I usually work with, so it's a bit of a challenge to tackle a different scale, not only painting-wise but the logistics of it. Anyhow, the sculpt is really quite beautiful but needed the proper paint treatment to bring Monroe to life.

Full facial repaint as reworking of hair and hair line were all essential to this 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.

-- acrylic paint and ultra fine brushes

(Note: I am not in any way affiliated with the Tonner company)
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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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