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Doll Repainted as Legolas

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I used a 16-inch Robert Tonner doll here. I completely removed factory facial painting and repainted it by hand to resemble Orlando Bloom as Legolas in Lord of the Rings. Also, the doll started out having very short rooted hair. So I completely removed each plug of hair and rerooted the entire head with longer hair, which I then restyled according to the character. Also, I reshaped his ears by adding clay to look like elven ears. The whole prcess was a bit time-consuming. 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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KayAteTheCookies's avatar
I actually thought it was a picture of legolas in the thumbnail :D
Sephirayne's avatar
That is completely amazing.
uchihachan5's avatar
he looks soo real o.o
Nifalatha's avatar
wow!! wery realistic work ^^
chiriku's avatar
This is apparently wordrobe misshap Legolas. lol In the movies there are times when his eyes are brown and others when they are blue, which I believe is what the Legolas character should have. lol
HikariMichi's avatar
Must be because Orlando Bloom has brown eyes …
chiriku's avatar
He does have brown eyes.  In the LotR movies there were scenes where they were they're natural brown and then others where he had the blue contacts. 
HikariMichi's avatar
Oh yeah. I mean, they might have forgotten to put them on sometimes.
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xelacy's avatar
totally awesome doll
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Raeia's avatar
you have a lot of talent^^
elvenspells's avatar
WOW!!! It's a little creepy how much it looks like him.Great work!
thrivis's avatar
I've been following your dolls for a while now on DA. Beautiful work! I'm amazed how lifelike they are.
SilverbladeTE's avatar
that is extremely good work! :) from painting miniatures I know how hard it cna be, and the face is amazingly well done!
Lumysaara's avatar
It's interesting to see how much of the doll's original facial features manage to represent the ones of Legolas :-o
WammyP's avatar
Fantastic work on this and all your dolls! Very well done!
blucheeze4eva's avatar
awesomest legolas ever! wow, REALLY good job, how did you do all those small places? wow...
mooncess's avatar
Stunning work! I really love it! :D
IdinaLOVEsZoe's avatar
Omgosh... thats the most detailed doll iv ever seen! wow.. he's so gorgeous! :love:
Okarnillart's avatar
Oh wow he's brilliant!! Almost photo quality of Orlando at first glance. Excellent job.
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