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segunda-feira, 15 de julho de 2013

Not only Barbies anymore!

They're SO realistic! Artist repaints bog-standard dolls of Twilight stars, Angelina Jolie, Harry Potter and Johnny Depp to look almost EXACTLY like they do in real life

Plastic mini-me dolls manufactured to resemble iconic characters from film and TV invariably look nothing like the iconic characters from film and TV.
At least, not until Noel Cruz has taken his paintbrush to them, that is.
The portrait artist - known in the doll community as a 'repaint artist' - is known for his ability to turn even the most basic Mattel or Hasbro figurine into an incredibly realistic version of the celebrity on which it is modelled.
Cruz, who was born in the Philippines, has been a portrait artist all his adult life and painting the dolls for the past eight years.
His dolls typically fetch between $500 (£314) and $3,500 (£2,200) via internet auction, with his Angelina Jolie doll selling for $4,300 (£2,704).
He has also taken his intricate paintwork to dolls of Cher, Harry Potter and Orlando Bloom, as well as Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep's characters from The Devil Wears Prada.

Twilight: Edward Cullen and Bella Swan - aka Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart - before and after Noel Cruz's repaint.

Vampires: James, Victoria and Laurent, three Twilight vampires, get the Cruz makeover to improve on their original dolls.

The Elizabeth Taylor doll is made up with the actress's signature make-up looks including heavy brows and glossy red lips.

Angelina Jolie: The actress' doll before and after Noel Cruz took his paintbrush to her.
The steps that were used to create the improved Angelina Jolie doll included setting her hair in rollers.

Captain Jack Sparrow: The doll for Johnny Depp's character in Pirates Of The Caribbean.

Lord Voldermort: The terrifying Harry Potter villain is brought to life thanks to Cruz's genius paint strokes.

Harry Potter: Noel Cruz has reworked Daniel Radcliffe to make him look even more like his JK Rowling character.

Steve Carell: The actor's doll gets a Noel Cruz touch-up.

The Devil Wears Prada: Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep's character dolls before and after their Cruzover

Michael Jackson: The original Thriller doll was a look-a-like horror.

Legolas: Orlando Bloom's character doll from Lord Of The Rings.

Rose: Noel Cruz's repainted version of Kate Winslet's character in Titanic.

Cher: The singer gets the Noel Cruz makeover.

Diana Ross: The singer pre- and post-Noel Cruz.

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