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July 25, 2011
"This guy has a gallery full of amazing re-paints of dolls and this particular piece is a great example of the amazing work he can do just repainting and editing an existing base. He can achieve amazing likeness to the people he is referencing, which is an admirable talent, especially when even professionals seem to be unable to translate people's likeness into doll forms." Doll Repaint - LADY GAGA by *noeling
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Doll Repaint - LADY GAGA

NOTE: This doll recently sold at auction on ebay.

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I am very pleased to share my latest creation, Lady Gaga. She is arguably the most popular newer artist to emerge in the music scene. Her fashion sense and image has no doubt influenced and captured the consciousness of the public. I have been thinking of creating her doll for a while now and am happy to finally have it come to fruition.

The doll I used is a 17-inch resin ball jointed Venus Sybarite doll produced by Superdoll. The base doll I used is not a representation of any celebrity or character, but I thought the mold was close enough to create a Lady Gaga repaint.

Full facial repaint, completely precision hand repainted featuring three dimensional repaint/shading/highlighting on eyes, eyebrows, and lips to faithfully transform the doll into the likeness of Lady Gaga, particularly inspired by her looks from "Bad Romance" and "Telephone" music videos.

As I could not find a similar wig to the one that she wears in the "Telephone" music video, I had to hand restyle and hand dye the wig myself.

The inset photo on the bottom shows the mass produced version as 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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another110's avatar

Wow... so beautiful! It looks so much like the real Gaga that it's scary...

shibaleti's avatar
She looks amazing 💖
ZERO-THL's avatar
Woah this is awesome! :D great job! :)
lourhana's avatar
Seriously, how is so perfect? I love, love, love a lot.
louis1973's avatar
Just awesome...
Skye-Rhyder's avatar
If that's pop art, what do you consider real art?
Hioko-Itsuko's avatar
maybe you're not affiliated to any doll company in any way but you should consider being sponsored by one, your work is breath taking
Spectacular would be putting it mildly. She looks better than some photos I've seen of her. You are a talent beyond belief!
momopuffin's avatar
at first I thought these were actual photos, great job!
LifelessSonata's avatar
You are so remarkably talented! I'm going through your gallery completely stunned! Keep up the extraordinary work, Noel!
Siolan's avatar
great paint!
emmystar's avatar
OMGaga, it's fantastic!! :heart:
Dylanio21's avatar
Wow, you're too good!
jasmine-leslie's avatar
Love it, Therese nothing else I can say, eh eh lady gaga free avatar Paparazzi Gif Ok, Gaga 
LovelyFerGie's avatar
I am screaming at my laptop screen. This is absolutely amazing.
Leon-JFF's avatar
Amazin, great painting!
oh my good the doll is so fierce
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Murder-at-the-diner's avatar
people would buy so much more doll if the faces looked half as good as these! i mean seriously the ugly paint jobs that come out sometimes is unbelievable! your work is just amazing! if companies have any sence theyd beg you to work for them!
samaraBlacksoul's avatar
I love this doll, u r truly talented :) :)
89cerocero98's avatar
I'd like to invite you to my new group.
It's for non-standard dolls (Barbie/Monster High repaints, Obitsu, non-resin hujoo). Don't worry, it's not recast friendly. If you're interested I'd love to have you :3

CelestiaOvO's avatar
Omg, I thought I was really looking at Lady Gaga until I saw the arms of the one in the middle!!!
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