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custom doll repaint Lady Gaga - Telephone

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The doll I used is a 17-inch resin ball jointed Venus Sybarite doll produced by Superdoll. The base doll I used is not a representation of any celebrity or character, but I thought the mold was close enough to create a Lady Gaga repaint.

Full facial repaint, completely precision hand repainted featuring three dimensional repaint/shading/highlighting on eyes, eyebrows, and lips to faithfully transform the doll into the likeness of Lady Gaga, particularly inspired by her looks from "Bad Romance" and "Telephone" music videos.

As I could not find a similar wig to the one that she wears in the "Telephone" music video, I had to hand restyle and hand dye the wig myself.

The inset photo on the bottom shows the mass produced version as originally released.

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 and an even greater challenge of recreating a real person's likeness. 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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harshharshiyer's avatar
I don't like dolls at all but this lady gaga I fantabulous I love her and love you
GabrielleLeeRay's avatar
Why do you hate dolls?
rhar1703's avatar
The before image doesn't even look like lady gaga XD
You're an amazing artist!
RavenDiablo's avatar
Great job!  I would love to see you do her "Born This Way" look:

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Hurriicanee's avatar
This is really impressive !
Xandara's avatar
You captured Lady Gaga perfectly. :D
hrfarrington's avatar
This is so dead on, it's scary XD Phenomenal work! :wow:
LisaScullard's avatar
This is awesome - I was planning a Telephone version of her on a Barbie doll, but this absolutely nails it! Even my new paintbrushes couldn't get me this level of detail. Excellent work xx
keekermojo's avatar
So beautiful and realistic 
aireeuh's avatar
I thought you already did this same one back in 2010? Still beautiful :)
xMJJMoonwalker's avatar
This is lovely! You had a beautiful subject to work with, of course, and you did an amazing job. Your work is always stunning! It never fails to impress!
Katerina-Art's avatar
beautiful work !
Marcus-33's avatar
You got that right. She really is a doll! An i-doll
EvilTeapots's avatar
wow so real very impressive!
AngoraART's avatar
Your work always amazes me!
Lady GAGA is a crossdresser!!
Doceorcecat's avatar
Holy crap, I thought this was an actual photo of Lady Gaga. Amazing work and talent!
MummyChunks's avatar
wait, why did the original doll makes giver her blue eyes?
Aphose's avatar
"The base doll I used is not a representation of any celebrity or character, but I thought the mold was close enough to create a Lady Gaga repaint."
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