You'll Never Make a Living with ART.
You'll Never Make A Living With Art.
The ART and Passion of Noel Cruz, Part 1.
by Steve McKinnis
Cruz has mastered what most artists struggle with; teeth, the balance between shadow and light and most importantly, the ability to capture the essence of someone extremely well known and photographed.
Clearly, it is a problem as famous nods to those passed and living do not resemble those depicted. “Doll collectors are becoming very savvy and demanding that the dolls look like the celebrity.” Cruz does believe the talent is there but the cost is why the mass produced dolls are not technically accurate. “I can see that the sculpt is there but the facial paint it not.”