your repaint is much more natural : / I don't get it why they started to portray Merida rather similiar way to the other disney princesses, since in brave she was a bit tomboy-ish, and all the character slooked very natural
I'm at a cross with this one; I think her lips looked better on the original, and I like the sharpness of the eyes on the original, but yours looks much more like the movie with the skin tones and eyes.
So yours is still better, but I prefer some elements of the original doll.
Wow, it amazing what a careful paint job can do! I'd swear it wasn't even the same doll face base! Your shading and reshaping the eyes makes it look so much prettier and with finer facial features. Looks so much better with the soft colors.