Repainting Celebrity Barbies

You know how when Mattel puts out a doll based on an iconic celebrity or a movie character it never actually looks like that person, but just one of Barbie’s generic friends? Portrait artist Noel Cruz has proven that an accurate recreation is simply a matter of some extra effort and a lot of talent. He “repaints” dolls, transforming them from “Well, I guess that kinda looks like Diana Ross” to amazingly realistic representations of the people they’re supposed to be.

Beautiful work. Incidentally, how much better was Jezebel’s Hurricane Sandy emergency blog than their actual website?