well, with the painting part anyway. :) Once we add his skin texturing and sealant, this little guy will be ready for rooting!
Before adding my blushing layers, I took the time to paint each and every little crease and wrinkle on Hades. Creasing creates the illusion of depth and makes the doll look less like vinyl and more like skin. It takes hours to get every little crease. So time-consuming, but so worth it! You can real see the difference in the Before and After photos below - one creased limb next to one without creases painted:
I'm pleased to announce that I be reborning Raleigh by Marita Winters! I don't usually acquire inventory for babies on my Wait List until it's time to get started. But we couldn't let this limited edition sweetie sell out on us!
To further create the look of blood flowing under baby's skin, I like to paint veins on the head, hands and feet. I also go back and shade key areas in my vein blue color so the doll has the look of a baby's thin skin.
Several layers of mottling creates the appearance of blood flowing under the skin.
Because the Sweet Pea belly plate was discontinued, we had to match Hades to a Teagan belly plate, which comes from a different manufacturer and is not made of the same color vinyl as the rest of the doll kit. So it took several days of painting to make these parts look like they go together.
But by making the belly plate lighter and the rest of the kit more peachy, we're finally ready to start reborning!
Hades is being created from Easton, by Michelle Fagan.
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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.