When I was a little girl, I played with barbie dolls. But today I found Noel Cruz., fantastic artist from Philippines. I think that he does true miracles with dolls. Why? Because celebrity barbie dolls by him are more than realistic!!! Do you want to know more??? Check out gallery :)
"Noel Cruz is one of the most versatile & distinguished repaint artists in the doll community. He is most recognized for his character & celebrity based dolls due to their uncanny resemblance to the people they portray. His dolls are derived from several models like Gene, Tyler, Sydney, etc, by various doll-makers such as Robert Tonner & Franklin Mint. His repaints as well as his portraits are done with intricate detail to the point of being naturally lifelike in essence. Highly regarded among collectors and artists alike, Noel attempts to raise the bar and bring a fresh take to the common mass produced doll with every face he paints. Noel's specialty is with one of a kind repaints. The beauty of repaints is that almost no two are exactly alike just as no two artists are alike.
What defines Noel's style of repaint is his focus in achieving a sense of both aesthetics and likeness. He has developed this style across hundreds of dolls all ranging from unique & exotic originals to some of the most recognized celebrity faces in history."- via ncruz.com