Doll collectors know better than anyone: finding a model of characters or famous people that are authentic and realistic is very complicated. But for the Mexican artist Gil Plazola, the subject is on another level! Gil uses prefabricated dolls in their primary form, without anything special, until they are transformed into iconic actors and singers. "Since my childhood I like barbies, and the inspiration for making my doll repaints is Hollywood actresses," said the artist to Bored Panda.
With contouring techniques, including shading and highlighting to add depth to the realistic dolls' features, Gil developed his own method to bring out great movie characters and Hollywood stars. In addition to redoing the painting, the artist also modifies the hair of these newly repainted dolls and puts on clothes identical to the originals of the artists. The similarity of these life-like dolls with their counterparts and the details are amazing, there is no doubt that it is a work of art.