The unrealistic portrayal of dolls and their effect on the female self-image is a persistent discussion surrounding the kids' toys industry. Dolls for girls were, and in most cases still are, an ideal of proportional body shape and beauty, which has been influencing girls around the world from a 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 repainting and modification, 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 repainted 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 dolls and foremost, unique works of art. All the fine details, such as little features, imperfections, body shapes, realistic wigs, add charisma to lifeless, mass-produced toys and are definitely what makes her life-like dolls stand out.

It is safe to say that dolls look much better after the dramatic makeup has been stripped off, and it goes to show the so-called ‘flaws’ are what actually makes us beautiful.

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Withnail
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2 years ago

Agent Scully! ❤

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2 years ago

Gorgeous! Love the freckles!

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FatBaby
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2 years ago

This is unbelievably good

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FatBaby
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2 years ago

Exact copy to the real lady

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Milena
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2 years ago

Wow.... this is how it's done! <3

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Angel Cakes
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2 years ago

This artwork is absolutely insane. If I could do this, oh man would life be great.

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2 years 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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Ashley Webson
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2 years ago

*breayhs in deeply* yeah, I think I liked the befores no offence girl your work is still good

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2 years ago

Angelina Jolie in Hackers!

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FatBaby
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2 years ago

Wonder how long this took

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Sandi Daugherty
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2 years ago

She's a freckle maniac!

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FatBaby
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Smexy

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FatBaby
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2 years ago

Artistic. Where can I buy one

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Kaisu Rei
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2 years ago

The eyes have much more life in the after pic!

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Hello please don't judge
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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The True Red Panda
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2 years ago

Nope still creepy.

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Jo Bebe
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2 years ago

We need to make more proportionate necks !!

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Jo Bebe
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2 years ago

Love her teeth and she looks so innocent :)

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Jo Bebe
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2 years ago

Gotta get the neck too

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JD Cassavaugh
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2 years ago

Miss Liz from AHS.

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