June 15, 2009

Miniatures Monday: Name that Celebrity!

The enjoyable part of making miniature dolls is that there are molds available of famous personalities, or those who look like them. Or sometimes talented sculptors will sculpt their own original versions of famous (or infamous) persons.

For fun, I thought I'd showcase a couple of new dolls today, but let you guess what famous persons they may look like.

The first porcelain doll was hand-sculpted by doll artist Diane Pietrocola, who makes dolls under the name Doll Art by Diane.

The porcelain figure (in standard 1/12th scale, 1" =1 foot) is actually fashioned after a well-known male actor. I won't give his name as that'll give it away, so I'll let you guess who you think he looks like.

The second doll was a special commission made by artist Gina Gagnon of Lone Wolf Miniatures. Gina does a great job creating dolls that look real and have "personality."

The female doll you see was designed in the role as pictured, but the minute I saw her face, I noticed the resemblance to a recent person in the news. Don't let the outfit fool you.

* Feel free to share your guesses. I'll share the answer in tomorrow's post.


Unknown said...

Kevin Costner and Susan Boyle?


CA Verstraete said...

I'm not saying but an interesting guess... mum is the word.

daphnelwilliams said...

I would say the man looks a lot of Kevin Costner but I am not sure about the woman. She kind of reminds me of Robin Williams when he played the maid on that movie so he could spend time with his kids...but I know that isn't right...lol! To view some of things I am working on, please visit my blog at http://porcelainvspolymerclay.blogspot.com/
Daphne Williams

CA Verstraete said...

Oh Mrs. Doubtfire? That's a good answer, too!

Anonymous said...

I also think he looks like Kevin Costner and she looks like Susan Boyle. (Of course there could also be a slight resemblance to Charlton Heston.)

Terri C said...

I think the male doll could pass for Will Ferrell as well as Kevin Costner.

I am working on a Miniature Craftroom and hope to have it done in a few weeks.. tons to be done.


Anonymous said...

Kevin Costner & Susan Boyle although I don't remember a mole on Susan. Both are dolls I would love to own.

Irene in NH

DLSarmywife said...

I saw Susan Boyle Immediately in the female figure...the male figure looked initally like Rett Butler, but also looks alot like Brad Pitt from INterview with a Vampire. Regardless of whom your figures are supposed to look like, they are AMAZING!!!!!!

carol said...

Kevin Kostner and Hermoine Gingold/Susan Boyle .. and that's my final answer.

Mary V said...

I agree with many of the other 'guessers'... Kevin Costner and Mrs. Doubtfire/Susan Boyle.

I'm working on a combo Art/Book store. My daughter paints and I'm going to frame pics of her art for it. You can see some of my work at http://picasaweb.google.com/MiniMemories