This Amazing Artist Brings Mass-Produced Celebrity Dolls to Life!
Dolls aren’t just for children — they are must-have items for avid collectors too. But these mass-produced Barbie-style plastic figurines usually look nothing like the character they are meant to portray.
Artist Noel Cruz removes the cartoonish features of these collector’s items and repaints their faces with astonishing accuracy. His dolls are transformed from dead-eyed vague caricatures to instantly-recognisable and highly sought-after works of art.
When we first saw his work, we didn’t realise that the pictures on the right were his completed dolls, we thought they were a picture of the celebrity that the doll was meant to look like! It was only when we saw the doll’s body and costume that we realised how stunningly brilliant Noel’s work is.
Here are some of his best dolls.
Emma Watson Gal Gadot Ian SomerhalderJacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Johnny DeppJim Parsons Jennifer Lawrence Lucille Ball Marilyn MonroeRalph Fiennes
Gal Gadot Jennifer Lopez Angelina Jolie Naomie Harris Cate Blanchett Cher Christopher Reeve Cyndi LauperDaniel RadcliffeCher
Amazing, hey? And all the more astounding when you consider how small these plastic dolly heads are! Bravo Noel!
Image source: Bored Panda