Have you ever seen those mass-produced dolls that purport to resemble famous people but are still missing certain vital details? Artist Noel Cruz made the decision to paint over those dolls to give them a more realistic appearance.
Collectors are huge fans of Noel’s dolls for their meticulous workmanship and true-to-life likenesses of well-known celebrities. His re-created masterpieces are undoubtedly more accomplished and hence valued higher. See some of his breathtaking creations in the slideshow below.
#1 Jolie, Angelina
#2 Shirley Temple
#3 Princess of Wales Diana
#4 Madame Monroe
#5 John Travolta
#6 Edward Cullen is portrayed by Robert Pattinson, and Bella Swan by Kristen Stewart
#7 Middleton, Kate
#8 As Aurora, Elle Fanning
#9 Hadid, Gigi
#10 Rose Dewitt Bukater, played by Kate Winslet
#11 Nikki Kidman
#12 Drescher, Fran
#13 Princess Taylor
#14 Scarlett O’hara, played by Vivien Leigh
#15 Marjorie Poppins
#16 Queen Elizabeth
#17 Deborah Ross
#18 Jimmy Dean
#19 Fidel Kahlo
#20 Jackson, Michael
Dolls, according to some, are merely toys for children. But even the fiercest critics can be won over by brilliant artists who create lifelike dolls.
One such person is Noel Cruz. The American-based Filipino artist transforms ordinary charming dolls into one-of-a-kind works of art by painting them.
He has given countless plain dolls new life by giving them the likenesses of famous persons and fictional characters. The meticulous detail of Noel’s repainted dolls is so good that they almost appear to be organically lifelike. These incredibly popular realistic dolls are offered for sale as collector’s items.
See some of the “before-after” doll repaint photographs and be astounded by Noel Cruz’s talent.