Artist Repaints Mass-Produced Celebrity Dolls To Make Them Look More Realistic (37 New Pics)


Noel Cruz is an incredible artist who creates lifelike dolls by repainting their original versions. He is most recognized for his celebrity-based models that sometimes are uncanny to look at due to their accurate resemblance to the characters or people they portray. 


Noel's one-of-a-kind dolls are done with intricate detail and therefore are highly appreciated among collectors. Surely, a common mass-produced doll cannot compete with Noel's remake. So, we invite you to take a look at these, undoubtedly, masterpieces! What are your thoughts about them? 


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#1 Audrey Hepburn


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Noel's dolls not only look aesthetically pleasing, but are also done with such scrutiny that they are sometimes confused with the people they resemble. All of the dolls now belong to the personal collections of multiple collectors.


Noel has mastered his skills through the creation of hundreds of dolls. He has brought into being some very well-recognized celebrity and character models like Madonna, Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp and more.


#2 Angelina Jolie


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#3 Johnny Depp


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The artist has been drawing since he was a very young boy in the Philippines. As Noel mentions on his website, he has always drawn and then painted as a young man into adulthood. "It was just a little over ten years ago that I discovered repainted dolls as a canvas when my wife was collecting Barbies. After that discovery, a three-dimensional canvas, I kept pushing myself for more realism, depth, and shading. I continue to grow as an artist every time I paint, draw and attempt more realistic repaints."


#4 Robert Pattinson As Edward Cullen And Kristen Stewart As Bella Swan


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#5 Kate Middleton


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The process of transformation first begins with the hairstyle. "Hairstyling is a very arduous process. Depending on the style, it may be cut first, then small curlers are set into the hair, then comes the heat or hot water." Then, Noel removes the factory paint. For that, he uses acetone. After that, the man outlines the features in free-hand style using photographs of the person being painted. "I typically paint the eyes first and then continue on until the doll is completed."


#6 Mary Poppins


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#7 Elizabeth II


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It takes around a week or longer for Noel to transform one doll. "As I am constantly tweaking or revisiting the doll before the auction or for a commission, I am constantly fixing, adjusting, cutting or pushing myself to perfect whomever it is that I am painting."


#8 Angelina Jolie


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#9 Frida Kahlo


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#10 Diana, Princess Of Wales


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#11 Vivien Leigh As Scarlett O'hara


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#12 Madonna


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#13 Nicole Kidman


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#14 Gigi Hadid


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#15 Angelina Jolie As Maleficent


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#16 Elizabeth Taylor


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#17 Fran Drescher


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#18 Marilyn Monroe


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#19 James Dean


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#20 Kate Winslet As Rose Dewitt Bukater


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#21 Michael Jackson


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#22 Elle Fanning As Aurora


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#23 Elizabeth Taylor As Cleopatra


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#24 Diana Ross


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#25 Rupaul And Farrah Fawcett


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#26 Michael Jackson


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#27 Gal Gadot As Diana Prince (Wonder Woman)


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#28 Selena Quintanilla Pérez


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#29 Marilyn Monroe


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#30 Farrah Fawcett


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#31 Kate Jackson


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#32 Kim Tae-Hyung


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#33 Jennifer Lopez


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#34 Daniel Radcliffe As Harry Potter


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#35 Rock Hudson And Doris Day


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#36 Farrah Fawcett


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#37 Cheryl Ladd


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