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Zombie boy Rick Genest custom doll repaint

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Note: This doll recently sold on ebay. Link below:

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In celebration of the upcoming Halloween season, I am very excited to present my latest custom face up - Rick Genest aka Zombie Boy. Zombie Boy rose to fame for his heavily tattooed body as a statement of art showing the human body as a decomposing corpse. He was also a featured character in Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" music video.

I use Tonner Doll Company's factory produced Zombie Boy doll. The inset photo at the bottom right shows the doll in its original factory state.

As with all my creations, I completely strip the original factory paint on each of the dolls, and completely repaint the facial features in, paying attention to accuracy of likeness and lifelike expressions.

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 company)
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Bost0n-KR33m's avatar
Looks like a walking decoration :)
IanjaNyu's avatar
Your arts are sooooo nice! I'd like to see you repainting a doll of Synyster gates one day !!!
Rhissanna's avatar
Oh my goodness.
This is astonishing.
wozzmeyer's avatar
Oh. This must have driven you up the wall to finish.
batmo's avatar
Oh wow i thought this was a real person
TamyDeLuxe's avatar
SarahKercz's avatar
this is crazy awesome
Mythian's avatar
OH MY GAWD! The detail! This is a master piece!
Inarmsofamity's avatar
Doesn't even look like a doll, he looks real. You're incredible!
KumikoDreamyArt's avatar
Amazing!!!! :lovely: :lovely: :lovely:  I love this boy!!!!  Congratulations,nice work!!!!
3mptylord's avatar
I actually thought the shot on the left was a photo comparing to the doll on the right, with the original doll underneath. Then I saw it's clothes and realized they were both shots of the doll..
with-asphodel-eyes's avatar
this is insane!!! too much talent for one person to have!
kioler's avatar
Oh my I though those are photos ; A ; Amazing
Even now I think it's a photo and not a doll... it's really amazing!
Rawr-Means-I-Love-U's avatar
My jaw just dropped at this! The detail is spot on.
GeeknGood's avatar
Holy frick man this is just so realistic
YouAreLikeHoney's avatar
Thats awesome! Love Clap 
Dakknay-Sade's avatar
You have some mad talent dude.... I think you might also be a little crazy, but you're definitely skilled xD 
StillSilenced's avatar
Okay. Now I have to leave. This is really too much awsome.
AMAZING, you are a real artist. SUPERBE
KimnessIsGoth's avatar
wow...just wow. this is actually amazing! you are one talented man!
Casey-Aitken's avatar
Fabulous!!!!!!!!!
ryunanara's avatar
This is truly amazing. I am basically in love with Rick Genest, this is phenomenal. 
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