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My newest Jack Sparrow repaint

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Published: October 10, 2007
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Tonner doll co. released its 17 inch Capt. Jack Sparrow figure recently. And although it is a wonderful recreation of Jack Sparrow, I felt it needed to be more authentic in terms of hairstyling and resemblance to Johnny Depp. So I removed all factory facial paint and completely repainted the doll to more closely resemble Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack. Also, the original hair started out just being plain with a little bit of wave and braids to it. So, I reworked it and created the dreadlocks just like the real character's. Also, I handpainted Jack's tattoo as seen in the movie, as well as the pattern on his bandana. Finally, the hair ornaments were repositioned to look more accurate.

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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I NEED IT! SpongeBob (Cries) 
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For a moment I was like 'Wow. Nice cosplay! *reads title* Oh... wow.'
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Waooo, so realistic :dummy:
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MiebkStudent General Artist
Your work is just amazing! This one is my favorite! :) Would buy it instantly if I saw it on Ebay ^^
Keep up the nice work :)
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I'm guessing you get asked quite a few times but, being a fan of the art of miniature things, do you make the clothing for the dolls yourself? By the way, I find your work incredible and rather stunning if I might add!
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This is so cool. AMAZING job :w00t: They look so real
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Looked at the small icon, and then up close. "What the heck? This isn't a photo shoot??"
Outstanding job!
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oh my god. this is.. aghfdaghdkjashd (keyboard smash because of my lack of fitting words) *_*
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this was a very beautiful doll compared to the way it really was
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Holly cow.
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I want him:D:D It's sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good:D
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I'm an artist too and this likeness is awesome. If I could afford to commission you for one of these I certainly would. Johnny Depp in this role is my all-time favorite. Wonderful work!!
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Wow, that is really impressive! Talk about precision painting! Nicely done! Bravo! :ahoy:
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Why is the Rum always gone?
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that insane you expect that kind of work to be in a muesem or gallery it's amazing
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very cool!!!
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