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Doll Repaint - Anne Hathaway

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By noeling   |   
Published: June 25, 2009
© 2009 - 2020 noeling


This celebrity doll repaint was inspired by the lovely Anne Hathaway.

I used a 16-inch "Get Smart" Agent 99 doll here produced by Robert Tonner Doll company.

So, the first order of business was to completely remove factory facial painting. I then hand painted it to bring the likeness of Ms. Hathaway to life. The doll's look is very versatile so it could reflect Anne as Agent 99 or just as herself.

Next, I transformed her hair style by giving her a heat perm. Careful hand styling makes the doll's hair more realistic and to scale.

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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hannahelizabethhStudent General Artist
You do fantastic doll repaints :) 
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HobbitGal1's avatar
I look at the before pics and think, these guys didn't even try! Love it!
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TouchedbyLavenderProfessional Artisan Crafter
They look like real people now! you are SO talented! I am totally watching your art!! Imcredible!
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LanternLeafProfessional Digital Artist
Okay I've been browsing through all of your gallery for like 20 minutes straight and I'm just astounded by the amount of skill you have. I just wanted to say that this is absolutely incredible. I've never seen this kind of precision before. You've got to be the best at this! Ever!!
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absolutely love this one.
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supremextremeProfessional General Artist
fantastic! you have captured her essence! terrific work. 
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Strawberryswirl101Student General Artist
The attention to detail is beautiful
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The detail is just... jaw dropping. 
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PureBloodedOneHobbyist Digital Artist
It's like you got a picture of her face and put it on the doll, It's that realistic :iconiloveyouplz:
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BoeliHobbyist General Artist
Haha, nooo way. This is so cool. It looks just like her! Awesome.
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Wow!  I was browsing the internet,...and by chance I got a look at this picture. All I could say and think is ... WOW!!!!! Sooo sooo beautiful. Amazing!!
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cookielover17Hobbyist General Artist
this is insane 0o0 the original dolls always look horrible xD urs are incredible♥♥♥
milkcart0nangel's avatar
the right one is just like here waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the factory paint work :la:
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WOW!! Its Amazing!!
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ArtLucieHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! The resemblance is incredible! Great work :wow:
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Wow. This is fantastic!
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Humdedum16Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, that looks freakishly just like her
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pixarvioletStudent Traditional Artist
Looks excatly like her , wow
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applevspumpkinStudent Artist
oh cool...
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shinigamieyes13Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Grabe mga manika mo kala ko totoong tao talaga na humihinga..
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FalseDispositionHobbyist Digital Artist
That before kinda looks like Lea Michele. Have you considered doing the Glee characters?
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