Chewin gallery: The outfits!

This is the final part of the Chewin Chronicles, he he. In the photos that follow, the outfits Chewin has auctioned off at e bay in the last year or so. We get two in one though, as all the dolls that model for these are his repaints too - you will recognize some of the faces you have seen in previous posts.I hope everyone enjoyed his work as much as I did. I am certain we will see more great things from him in the future.

Remember the black fashion on my Obsidian Vanessa? Here is the original on a repainted Face Time Eugenia.

A repainted Hypnotic Francisco Leon wears a jeans outfit similar to that of my Francisco in a previous post. Only the colors differ.

A closer look at the repaint...ahem...

White jacket, jeans and turtleneck for Primal Urges Francisco Leon

A repaint of Aquaman wears a Chewin fashion and looks very trendy.

Even Sybarites get the Chewin treatment.

Veronique Perrin gets a Chewin makeover and an outfit too! This versatile little number consists of a bolero jacket, bodysuit and skirt.

Basil wears a dark navy jacket and tie, silk Thai pants and plaid shirt

A brown corduroy ensemble for Francisco Leon - with a white turtleneck.

Evandro, a Matt repaint, wears a black outfit with a chequered lining.

Chewin's repaint of Pierre, one of his best works in 1/6, is wearing a plaid vest over a knit t-shirt and faded jeans.

Francisco is wearing a coat over a vest, turtlenecks and pants.

This repaint of Matt wears a creamy yellow collarless jacket over a shirt and silk pants.

A Sybarite in gold. A very sexy dress from Chewin.

High & Mighty Darius Reid gets a serious makeover as an exotic guru with Nadja Rhymes as a protégée in her red lace frills.

We have seen the outfit Francisco is wearing in a previous post. But the main focus here must be Ayumi next to him: wearing a gunmetal silk Thai suit with a red & white polka dot scarf, this repainted beauty steals the show.

Romantic look and outfit for this lovely Sybarite doll.

Matt as a teenager? And in a boys band? Monkees beware!

A very dapper Matt repaint in jacket, striped shirt and jeans - a very Italian look.

Remember Jerome? Here is his exquisite Native American costume.

I love white/cream for winter. Here is Matt in a coat, sweater and pants by Chewin.

Mahiru sporting a trench coat over a Nehru jacket and pants. Impeccable tailoring!

Rule Breaker Pierre De Vries in sweater, shirt and jeans by Chewin.

A modern dandy look for Matt - très chic!

Natalia Fatalé is going riding in a very elegant version of a riding costume.

Stripes for our fashionable Francisco Leon .

Pierre De Vries is ready for the boardroom in this tailored suit.

Here is a close up of the suit's jacket: the details speak for themselves.

And for our finale, Sadao wears a corduroy vest over a cream sweater, white shirt, red tie and jeans with leather belt.

All photos courtesy of Pornchewin Malipunte

Chewin gallery: The repaints!

Here are the Chewin repaints I managed to archive from his e-bay photos. His work is truly amazing and the detail he lavishes on each doll is breathtaking. Usually apart from repainted, they are re-rooted too, with equally amazing results.So without further ado, here is his unique work:

Angelina, a former Tonner Sydney

A repain of Tonner's Aquaman doll, posing as a model for Chewin clothing.

A Tonner Basil repaint

A Tonner Charlotte

Eugen, an Effanbee Basil

A Tonner Matt repaint as a Native American called Jerome.

Mahiru was a Tonner Matt. Notice the tattoo on the shoulder & chest.

Going to smaller dolls for a change: Sadao is a Fashion Royalty Francisco Leon repaint.

I have not included dolls already featured in previous posts. And of course this is far from a total archive of Chewin's work so far. So feel free to join in with your own dolls made by Chewin. His outstanding outfits will be featured in a similar presentation on the next post.
All photos courtesy of Pornchewin Malipunte

Meet the Artist: Pornchewin Malipunte and Kittimavadee Malipunte - part 2

Here is part 2 of my interview with the talented Chewin and his sister:

FDC: Who is your fashion icon?
No one is my fashion icon. Any fashions attract me that are suited for dolls. I can re-sketch or redesign some parts before making. Some fashions are fascinating when people wear them but look so clumsy when they’re on the dolls.

Tonner Matt as Vampire by Chewin

FDC: What is your favorite doll to work/design for?
Matt O’Neil is my favorite doll to work for, because the proportion of Matt is not too big or too small though his figure is not as perfect as FR Hommes. But after dressing him in fashions, everyone can imagine that he looks great as a supermodel or any kind of people we wish him to be.

Tonner Matt as a bad boy, by Chewin

FDC: What is your favorite doll sculpt to re-paint? Is there a least favorite one?
I think the majority of doll repaint artists prefer working on Tonner Dolls because this company manufactures such a large variety of different doll faces. Also the detail that goes into each and every doll face is rather perfect. Finally the size of head is easy to hold which make the repainting process very smooth and easy. I like the face of Daphne and Angelina, they have a perfect detail on their face, but I don’t like Betty Ann and Osmopolitan, I think their facial shapes are a little too big.

Tonner Matt as Supermodel Marcus, by Chewin

FDC: What is your all-time favorite doll?
My all time favorite doll is the Kotalin or Elizabeth dolls which are created by Jozef Szekeres. I feel he does exceptional work creating doll clothing and is very skillful at Fine Art as well.

Elizabeth doll by Jozef Szekeres

FDC: Do you try new techniques on spare dolls before changing a new one or do you just 'go for it', so to speak?
Yes, I always like to experiment and try new techniques on my repainted doll such as oils, acrylic, airbrush or pastel etc. Before I apply my new techniques, I always work with a spare doll first, to see the effect after repainting and to discover any changes that may need to be made in order to create perfection.

One of the most beautiful FR Homme repaints of Chewin

FDC: What is your most favorite fabric/material to work with and what is your least favorite fabric/material to work with?
The fabric that is used for creating doll clothing is sometimes different from the materials we wear. There are specific materials that are best for 16-17” dolls but not suitable for 12-13” dolls. In regards to the type of fabric, I prefer using Thai silk, wool or jeans and I don’t like making outfits with leather or velvet.

A lovely outfit for Tonner Matt, shirt and pants in Thai silk, by Chewin.

A lovely ladies fashion by Chewin,
worn by the gorgeous FR Glam Slam Kyori,
on a taller FR body. Notice the detail and quality
of the Malipunte siblings' work.

This is the end of part 2 of the interview. Next post will be the 3rd and final part.

Photo credits: all photos in this post courtesy of Pornchewin Malipunte except the Kyori Sato photograph, courtesy of Stratos Bacalis.