Commission book now open
My name is Laurie Leigh and I live on the East Coast of Florida. I have always been artistically inclined, and I have been a fashion doll-artist since 2000. I discovered the doll repainting world after I had found some success in watercolor fantasy art. My sister sent me an article about Renee Coughlin of One and Only Dolls. I was mesmerized and knew I had found my calling. The first doll art I created was fantasy OOAK (one of a kind) fairies and mermaids out of 12” fashion dolls. It seemed the natural course to take since I had been painting fairies and mermaids in watercolor. I am a cosmetologist/makeup artist by trade, so repainting and hair come very naturally to me, and I discovered quickly that I enjoyed that aspect of fashion doll art. I decided to try my hand at repainting a few 12” fashion dolls as celebrities and had quite a bit of success with them. I also discovered celebrity repainting was something I really love to do. My first was an Elizabeth Taylor and I then several other Hollywood legends such as Marilyn Monroe and Natalie Wood. When I received my first Gene Marshall doll by Mel Odom, I immediately knew she was Rose from the movie 'Titanic'. The celebrity repaints I've created propelled me in the world of repainting. I'm probably the first artist to re-sculpt a doll’s face to look like a celebrity. I was also the first to re-sculpt Tonner’s Matt dolls specifically for male repaints. My instructional video series features many techniques I created and developed — most of which are used by today’s leading repaint artists. Although celebrity repaints are my 'bread and butter', I always love to go back to my fantasy art roots and create my imaginary creatures. More recently I have been pushing the boundaries with new techniques I've been developing for shading and contouring. I love expressing my passion for what I do. It can be all-consuming when an idea hits me to recreate a commissioned person or movie/tv character. Mastering my craft is something I strive for. I look back at those first dolls I created and marvel at how far I have come. I always feel I can learn and improve with every doll I paint.
When considering a commission please note that I can do anything from celebrity dolls to a doll that looks like you, your family or your child. I can create ghosts, vampires or any monster you may come up with. I can make a zombie if that is your wish... and it can be a yucky one. Let your imagination run free.
These prices are based on plastic dolls with vinyl heads that are 10" or taller. Resin dolls as well. Also - ask me if you are not sure. If you are looking for cloth to be painted or a toy... I can do that too.
You can order your doll any way you like. Whether it is just a reroot you are looking for or everything!
Here is a list of my prices. I have broken it down into parts so you can choose what you would like to be done.
For a full repaint and hairstyle with breast/chest enhancement, and nails - $500
Extra add ons:
Hair Part rooted in: $50
Full Hair Reroot: $200
Full Wig: $200
Small tattoo: $50 (If the tattoo is complicated or intricate I will need to see a picture to price it accordingly – if the tattoo is really tiny I will probably not charge for it at all, a little heart or something like that.)
Facial resculpting on a male doll: $200
Facial resculpting on a female doll: $100 (because I will only do nose jobs at this time)
If it is not on the list please ask me. I can do pretty much anything... even full on monster dolls. I can add to the doll and take away. Let your imagination be the guide!
I will be doing commissions as they arrive. To hold a spot in my commission book is half down with half upon completion. I am happy to work with you on this, just ask.
Shipping is $17.00 Domestic and International is $35.00
Prices are subject to change based on how complicated the artwork might be. If you have a project that involves extra work – ask me for a quote.
Ask me about costuming. I do some and will quote you.
I do not provide any dolls. These prices are based on the artwork on your doll only.