Introducing ... Allen Hicks! This little guy is a portrait of one of my relatives created from Candy by Donna RuBert.
Even though it takes many hours to create a portrait doll from a photo, I actually have a lot of downtime during the painting stages. That is because I use Genesis Heat Set Paints - the current gold standard in reborning. Once the paint is applied, it takes time to dry. Once it is dry, I inspect the painting to make sure I like it before putting it in the oven to cure. The paint cures in about 8 -10 minutes. Then I need to let the doll cool before adding another layer of paint. So that I'm not literally "watching paint dry," I alternate between painting two dolls at once. That's where Mr. Hicks fits in. Here are his mottling layers, done while Zachary's mottling was being set and cured.
Reborn Doll Babies
Reborn Doll Artist
Hi! My name is Kim. I am a reborn artist based in NC. I have been creating dolls since I was a child. I discovered the art of life-like baby dolls in 2011 and have been reborning ever since.