So today is a rainy Sunday and I am just back from church. Ive decided to blog about repainting. I realized as I was starting out in this business, that there were not enough blogs about how to repaint.
I also realized that there were not many out there that portrayed African Americans in soft earth tones etc.
I got tired of looking at most of the older dolls out there that were supposed to portray African Americans. Either they had purple or green eyeshadow, ruby red lips or just looked plain tacky. Where were all the earth tones that women of color wear? Even as cute as the little Kelly dolls were, they too had bright pink lipstick etc. This is by no means meant to offend anyone! Im just saying that as an artist and doll lover, I decided to paint dolls the way I wanted to see them depicted.
So.... Having said that, Lets begin this journey of repainting a little "Tommy Doll" this doll is actually a Mikelman doll. He is the replica of the Tommy doll by Mattel. Only we are going to rename him "Rusty"