noeling's avatar
Doll Repaint as Mary Poppins
By noeling   |   Watch
794 128 55K (1 Today)
Published: January 21, 2008
© 2008 - 2019 noeling


This celebrity doll repaint was inspired by Julie Andrews' classic Disney character of Mary Poppins.

I used a 16-inch Mary Poppins doll here produced by Robert Tonner Doll company - a very nicely made facial sculpt but the facial paint left much to be desired. So, I completely removed factory facial painting and hand painted it to more faithfully replicate Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins. The doll's hair has been extensively restyled to more accurately represent the character's hairstyle from the movie.

The photo on the left 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 Tonner Doll company
Image size
1043x848px 236.28 KB
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
Comments (128)
ScarabsCorner's avatar
ScarabsCornerEdited |Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so good! In fact, it's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!!
Reply  ·  
DiscordantPrincess's avatar
Your doll looks better than the original.
Reply  ·  
aericmon's avatar
aericmon|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Astounding! She looks almost exactly like Julie Andrews! And I Heart Julie Andrews! 
Reply  ·  
MykieThomas's avatar
It doesn't even look like a doll anymore, it looks like a photograph of a real person! Wonderful work!!
Reply  ·  
Missgagagothlawyer's avatar
Missgagagothlawyer|Hobbyist General Artist
That it amazingly brilliant- hats off to you there!:happybounce: 
Reply  ·  
WishExpedition23's avatar
WishExpedition23|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's just so practically perfect in every way! Great job! :D
Reply  ·  
Christi317's avatar
Christi317|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That's awesome how did you do that!!? :)
Reply  ·  
foxtrot5525's avatar
YOU DID MARRY POPPINS!!!!O,O Mudkip Neuro Suprised AKCat-suprised (Acchi kocchi) 
Reply  ·  
TheVivster's avatar
TheVivster|Student General Artist
Reply  ·  
SneakyFox2's avatar
Wonderful work - you nailed it!
Reply  ·  
Millieflur's avatar
that's great it brings more warmth into her face.
Reply  ·  
SapphoSuccubus's avatar
I really wish Julia Andrews could see this. She would flip.
Reply  ·  
Liliquinha's avatar
You are amazing!! She is perfect
Reply  ·  
franci335's avatar
I want to buy a Doll of Mary, how can I do it? Thank you!!!
Reply  ·  
Lone-wolfkay's avatar
Lone-wolfkay|Hobbyist General Artist
Well i'm having a jolly 'oliday so far just from looking at your beautiful re-paints :D
Reply  ·  
AnythingSuper's avatar
You have some serious skill. :)
Reply  ·  
plipsig's avatar
holy cow, this is spooky good!
Reply  ·  
BetterthanBunnies's avatar

That is all I can say.
Reply  ·  
SamSamSammySamBeatle's avatar
SamSamSammySamBeatle|Student Traditional Artist
It takes a lot to make a doll look even somewhat human but to make it look like a PERSON that is well known is very hard. You did an amazing job.
Reply  ·  
zerf7's avatar
zerf7|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is just unbelivable! waow!
Reply  ·  
Sbabby's avatar
Sbabby|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You even captured her expression... I'm speechless!! I can't find the words to express my admiration
Reply  ·  
t1gertasha's avatar
your repaint is amazing!!! so much better than before
Reply  ·  
RachiHG's avatar
RachiHG|Student Digital Artist
OMG! She looks totally real like all your dolls o.o

I wish I could do something like that xD!!!
Reply  ·  
Adcro's avatar
Adcro|Hobbyist Photographer
That is truly impressive! Beautifully done!
Reply  ·  
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
©2019 DeviantArt
All Rights reserved