Every good process starts with a good plan!
To root gorgeous lifelike baby hair on your reborn doll, we need a rooting plan.
This tutorial describes in detail why, how and where to draw your perfect rooting plan!
Part 1: Drawing the Reference Lines
Why Draw a Rooting Plan?
What to Use to Draw Your Plan?
What you use for your plan depends on whether or not you want to keep your plan. In other words, you need to decide upfront if you want to be able to wash the plan off when you are done rooting. Reference the chart below to help you decide:
Drawing Your Reference Lines
Before drawing the hair pattern, we need to identify 5 key shapes on the doll head. Click the images to enlarge.
For no reason other than the fact that this post is very long, I'm splitting it into two parts. Check out the next tutorial to learn how to use these reference lines to draw the hair rooting pattern!
Just Joining In?
If you're just now joining the series, be sure to check out the videos that came before this one...
Hi! I am Kim. I've been creating dolls all my life. I started stuffing cotton balls into my mom's pantyhose when I was a little girl. Now I hand-craft dolls that look and feel like real babies.