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Artist Turns Celebrity Dolls Into Realistic Sculptures

I'm still having a hard time believing this. It's just that artist Noel Cruz transforms large-scale celebrity dolls and characters into miniatures so realistic that he seems to have edited the dolls' heads. Using celebrity photos as a base, he employs intricate facial contours including shading and highlights to add depth to these figures. After he has completed his makeup, Noel puts the "before" and "after" juxtaposed to show off the results that are simply fantastic.

Artist Turns Celebrity Dolls Into Realistic Sculptures
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Thanks to their precise application and attention to detail, the dolls lose their "valley of strangeness" character and bear a real resemblance to their real-life counterparts. 

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Noel sees his overhaul as a new form of pop art. The face of the dolls is treated as a three-dimensional canvas - rather than a toy - with the added challenge of painting on a small surface. 

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"Because dolls are basically miniature pieces ," Noel explains , "brush strokes and shading must be done in a very controlled way." In addition to acrylic pigment, it also restylises dolls' costumes and hair. This often involves cutting or creating small curlers to add volume to the wigs.

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through eBay by opting for an auction format. He also accepts commissioned work from celebrity dolls , but can get ready to stick his hand deep in his pocket. 

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If you liked Noel's work you can find more on his website , or on DeviantArt where he exhibits his works or even on his Instagram .

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