Unrealistic portrayal of dolls and its effect on female self-image is a persistent discussion surrounding the toy industry. Dolls were, and in most cases still are, an ideal of proportional body shape and beauty which has been influencing girls around the world from the very young age. This perfectly symmetrical and flawless image has become an aspiration, though it‘s far from realistic. This is why we are thankful for artists who think of the box and contribute to a change by carrying the message of individual and unique beauty.

Ukrainian artist Olga Kamenetskaya specializing in doll modification and repainting, takes what‘s considered ‘perfect’ and gives it a realistic makeover which results in gorgeous, one-of-a-kind creations. What has started as a hobby of repainting dolls from Monster High, has turned into a career which is now admired by almost 60k people on Instagram.

Every popular doll you can think of: Barbie, Blythe, BJD, you name it, turns into extremely realistic, intricate and foremost, unique work of art. All the fine details, such as little features, imperfections, body shapes, realistic wigs add charisma to lifeless, mass-produced dolls and are definitely what makes her work stand out.

It is safe to say that dolls look much better after the ‘natural treatment’ and it goes to show the so-called ‘flaws’ are what actually makes us beautiful.

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Withnail 2 months ago

Agent Scully! ❤

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Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

Angelina Jolie just turned into Mia Farrow

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FatBaby 2 months ago

This is unbelievably good

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Rachelle 2 months ago

Ahh! That's because it IS Connie Nielsen!

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Erin Sheppard 2 months ago

Thank you for giving the 'normalized' girl normalized eyes

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Rachelle 2 months ago

Looks just like Connie Nielsen.

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Just another bot 2 months ago

Is that Kevin Spacey?

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Withnail 2 months ago

Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons, please put on your shirt!

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Carmen Elena 2 months ago (edited)

Great haircut!

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Kaisu Rei 2 months ago

All the details in these are amazing!

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Dorothy Parker 2 months ago

This one is scarily photorealistic.

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Kourtney Tente 2 months ago

Those eyes!!!

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boi 2 months ago

the before is freaking me out tbh

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FatBaby 2 months ago

Artistic. Where can I buy one

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Gwen Hesson 2 months ago

Anybody else see Catriona Balffe?

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Hello please don't judge 2 months ago

I am glad 'realistic' is in '' because they definitely look more life like but still unrealistic! but omg the before in this one is scary and the after one is BEAUTIFUL

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Dorothy Parker 2 months ago

This one is somehow closest to the original, which was more natural to begin with.

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The True Red Panda 2 months ago

Nope still creepy.

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Jo Bebe 2 months ago

We need to make more proportionate necks !!

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Unicorn 2 months ago

That is scary! Cute, but scary!

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Rachelle 2 months ago

Eye color... just no.

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JD Cassavaugh 2 months ago

Miss Liz from AHS.

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