Noel Cruz: an ordinary artist or a talented artist
Noel Cruz - this name would sooner or later recognize the whole world. Too much of the guy liked drawing, and it turned out well for him. But he preferred the standard painting of a puppet. He focused on innovation and uses not a canvas for the creation of portraits, but plastic faces for dolls.
Noel Cruz - comes from a poor Philippine family. He was the eldest child and, having seven more brothers and sisters, he was the hardest of all. The boy could not dream of games and entertainment. Already from an early age he worked, cleaning in wealthy houses.
Like every child, Noel dreamed of having a lot of toys, but a modest family budget could not afford such a luxury. Having no toys, no time to play with other children of his age, he still finds a way out: Noel begins to draw.
Initially, his drawings were like ordinary child's doodle. Once, when he was 12 years old, he watched the television broadcast of "Miss World" and from that time began to paint only portraits. His desire and talent for drawing were so strong that from the age of 16 he starts to earn good money, drawing portraits to order. And this despite the fact that in his entire life he did not attend a single lesson in fine arts.
How it all began?
A little later Noel married and with his wife emigrated to the States. Due to the television broadcast of the "Miss World" show, the artist began to draw portraits, but now, thanks to his wife, he was a talented master in painting dolls.
The wife of Noel was seriously engaged in collecting dolls. Wishing to help his wife in her hobby, Noel once saw dolls whose faces were painted by hand. This impressed him so much that he wanted to paint the same way. However, creating portraits on small, three-dimensional puppet faces turned out to be much more complicated than on a wide, clean and flat canvas. But there was no turning back - portraits on puppet faces turned into the main occupation of a talented artist.
Eight long years, Noel practiced tirelessly, and it did not go unnoticed - he was recognized as an outstanding master of puppet painting. His masterpieces, he draws on the faces of ordinary Barbie dolls, meanwhile his wife makes costumes to create the necessary image.
The social position is not a hindrance to real talent and perseverance. What the artist does, you can also designate the word "repaint", which means redrawing. Noel washes off the factory layer of paint from the faces of the dolls and on the cleared "canvas" creates his masterpieces, creating unsurpassed full-fledged images. He is sensitive to his work, not missing a single detail.
Today we can say that this is a master with a capital letter. Now he is the world famous Noel Cruz. Dolls, whose photos amaze with their resemblance to the stars and characters of the famous films, the last stroke of the model is due to his wife, which creates the appropriate clothes and picks up the necessary accessories.
Noel is inspired by Hollywood life. From under his hands heroes from such famous films as "Harry Potter", "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Twilight", "Gone with the Wind", "The Lord of the Rings" came out into the world.
A lot of time can be given by looking through the miniatures of Hollywood stars of both old and new "Guards". The artist is a man of amazing talent, Noel Cruz, the star dolls are strikingly similar to the originals. Among the stars are Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Betty Davis, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Celine Dion, David Craig, Madonna, Uma Thurman and many others.
Dolls Noel Cruz have a striking resemblance to the originals, they really can be called alive. All the details of the image are embodied down to the smallest detail. And every next work fully shows how great a talent is possessed by an artist from a poor Filipino family. You can talk about his work forever, but it's better to see everything with your own eyes.