Los Angeles-based Bob Doucette has been in animation for twenty years. He's working as a director for many well-known animated children's programs, including the PBS hit Clifford's Puppy Days and shows like Tiny Toons and Animaniacs.
In addition, Doucette is an accomplished artist and doll maker. Though he started making dolls as a hobby, he now works at it as his full-time career. In fact, Doucette has a Ben Franklin doll as a permanent collection at the Smithsonian, and many in the private collection of Demi Moore.
I really like the way he paints the dolls' expressions as well as their big, innocent eyes.