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Keira Knightley Repaint Doll
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Published: June 22, 2011
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This celebrity doll repaint was inspired by the British actress Keira Knightley.

I used a 16-inch Elizabeth Swann doll here produced by Robert Tonner Doll company - a finely made facial sculpt but the facial paint was something I found quite unsatisfactory and which I felt did not really reflect the character portrayed by Keira nor captured her likeness.

So, I completely removed factory facial painting and hand painted it to bring the likeness of Ms. Knightley to life. The doll's hair has been partially rerooted with additional hair as some of the areas were sparsely rooted. Then I gave her hair a soft perm for just some very subtle waves.

The inset photo 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
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What-is-worth's avatar
Omg, this is so loveable... Its amazing and nice... I love it. :)
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MysticalVirgo|Student Traditional Artist
As a fellow artist, I am in awe of your talent. I am sitting here just....jaw dropped and ooohing and ahhing over your skills. Absolutely, unbelievable talent you possess. 
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O-l-i-v-i|Professional Digital Artist
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milkcart0nangel's avatar
you r insaniy good at doll repains
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avadaxxxkedavra's avatar
LOVE IT!!!!! Keira Knightley's one of my favorite actresses :)
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LeeliWingfeather|Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! You can tell who it's supposed to be even without looking at the title! You have completely blown me away.
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nikostar's avatar
that is PERFECT!
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JKLionHeart's avatar
I've always liked Keira, but here I'm in love.
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justjukka's avatar
The original definitely doesn't have the appropriate amount of pucker Keira Knightley tends to affect for photo opts.
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That-Random--Artist|Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are soo amazing, I didn't know it was even possible to do stuff like this O.o
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elodie50a|Professional General Artist
It seems real !!!
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pako0007|Hobbyist General Artist
HOW, I'm mean, WTF (in a really good way) freakin' amazing!!!
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The-Cowboy-Smuggler|Hobbyist General Artist
You are extremely talented!! At first I thought it was an actual picture of Keira Knightly!
How you get all those little details in on such a small surface just amazes me.
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Halimede-san's avatar
Wow, I think this one looks a lot better than your one from Dead Man's Chest. I think it's the hair. Much better.
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per-the-muse|Hobbyist General Artist
in that 'before' picture, i can't even recognize keira... the 'after' was a no-brainer. fantastic job on these. :D
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Laota's avatar
That's amazing! You have a gift.
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ins0mnum|Hobbyist Digital Artist
this reminds me a lot of Letizia the princess of asturias :D
looks really awesome !
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kalamitee|Hobbyist General Artist
A perfect rendering. You certainly did Keira Knightley's beauty justice. When I zoomed into her eyes, I felt as though I were looking at a photograph. Beautiful.
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sherridevon's avatar
Good god! I thought it was HER! :o Then i realised it was a doll. You're amazing! :o
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Cheesecake-giri's avatar
those eyebrows u did are gorgeous
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Astig talaga sir ng mga gawa nyo!
Have you had any exhibit here in the Philippines? Please inform us if you'll have one here.
Keep up the GREAT work.
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