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How 1961 #750 Ken’s face is drawn

‘How vintage Ken’s face is drawn’. this is my study, I’ve examined my Ken doll’s face and as far as I can see his eye brows, eyes(white part and blue part) looks to be drawn with a stencil/spray from his beginning. I can’t say for sure about his lips for now though I expected his lips also stencil/spray as basis. the lips colour of early flocked hair Ken may has faded OR very lightly coloured(very pale pink) therefore it’s hard to observe. Also some of early Ken’s lips has a filled shape(angel’s bow, upper lip). however other expressions seems to be added by hand-painting, it changes with the times.

1961 #750 light brownette flocked hair KEN

Same as the basis, this Ken’s eye brows, eyes(white part and blue part) and lips looks to be drawn with a stencil/spray. also his upper lip has a filled shape.

the black part of his eyes(pupils), eye shadows, eye liners, and white-dashes in the pupils are drawn by hand with a thin brush.

Expected order of his eye: 1.eye(white, stencil/spray), 2.iris(blue, stencil/spray), 3.eye shadow and very thin line under the eye(pale brown, hand-painted), 4.eye liner(brown, hand-painted), 5.more one thin eye liner(dark brown, hand-painted), 6.pupil(black, hand-painted), 7.small dash in pupil(white, hand-painted).

1961 #750 light brownette flocked hair Ken and his original accessories. he is missing his wrist tag.

 

1961 #750 dark brownette flocked hair KEN

this Ken looks like he has the same drawing-way and the expected order as the Ken above.

1961 #750 dark brownette flocked hair Ken and his original accessories.

 

another 1961 #750 dark brownette flocked hair KEN

His face looks almost the same as the two brownette Ken dolls above, but his  expected-order of his eye would be different. his pupils(black part) are drawn before the eye liners. also he has an extra touching around his eyelids.

Expected order of the eye of this Ken: 1.eye(white, stencil/spray), 2.iris(blue, stencil/spray), 3.eye shadow and very thin line under the eye(pale brown, hand-painted), 4.pupil(black, hand-painted), 5.eye liner(brown, hand-painted), 6.more one thin eye liner(dark brown, hand-painted), 7.small dash in pupils(white, hand-painted), 8. extra touching around his eye(black).

1961 #750 brunette flocked hair KEN

His eye brows and eyes(white part, blue part) are drawn with a stencil/spray the same as the dolls above. the white small dots are drawn in blue irises as already discovered. Some drawing steps have been reduced, his ‘eye shadows’ are no longer drawn.

expected order of his eye: 1.eye(white, stencil/spray), 2.iris(blue, stencil/spray), 3.eye liner(brown, hand-painted), 4.pupil(black, hand-painted), 5.small dot in iris(white, hand-painted). this Ken doesn’t have thin lines under his eyes.

1961 #750 brunette flocked hair Ken and his original accessories. the band part of his wrist tag is gone.