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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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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 the vampire Bella and Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen particularly as they appeared in Breaking Dawn Part 2

The inset photos 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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Angelina Jolie has currently received quite a bit of attention in the media for her directorial debut of the film "In the Land of Blood and Honey". In light of that, I felt inspired to replicate her yet again in doll form, but for the first time I am creating the custom doll in 11 1/2 inch scale.

Carefully selecting an appropriate sculpt for Mattel, I chose to recreate Jolie to showcase her more current look but still maintaining her distinct features.

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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Yet another custom repaint of Mattel's Cher celebrity doll. This doll started out as the 2001 first ever released 11 1/2 inch Barbie-sized Cher dressed in a lavender gown originally designed by Bob Mackie.

So , as I always do, I completely removed factory facial painting and hand painted the doll to create a faithful replica of Cher's features particularly inspired by her signature look.

The doll's hair has been also been painstakingly reworked. I gave it a trim and then thinned down the thickness of the doll's hair by running the scissors along the length of the hair. This was done to achieve a more realistic scale in miniature. Her bangs also underwent restyling - it was heat set so that is sits flat on her forehead.

The inset photo on the bottom middle 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 Mattel.)
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Custom repaint of the Cassandra Peterson aka, 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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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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I thought it would be fitting to create a custom doll of the Duchess of Cambridge, in light of the royal baby's arrival.

The doll started out as Franklin Mint's 16-inch Kate Middleton production doll. Full facial repaint and hair restyle went into the makeover process.

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 Franklin Mint)
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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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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.

(Note: I am in no way affiliated with Mattel)
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic favorite "Breakfast at Tiffany's. As a special tribute, I am pleased to create a custom face up of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly.

Full facial repaint and shading as well as extensive hair style make over to replicate the features of Ms. Hepburn as Holly as she appeared in the movie.

The inset photo on the bottom portion shows the mass produced version of 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 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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