We're not ready to do Layla's final photo shoot yet because I'm still waiting to receive one of her outfits in the mail. She's so tiny that she can only wear NICU garments or outfits handmade specifically for her.
While we wait, I just took a few quick pictures today to say, "Hi Mom!"
To finish up this precious little baby, I'm adding her final tiny details.
I created a special blend to shade the creases on the palms of her hands and the soles of her feet.
I also painted her little finger nails and the tips of her nails.
After using a gloss varnish to give her a beautiful shine in all the right places, this little one is ready for her photos and preparation for the journey home to Mommy.
With Layla's flesh tones complete, we're now ready to add some detail. She's super tiny, so I'll be working under high magnification. :)
I added a flesh tone to the palms of her hands and the soles of her feet.
Then I shaded her creases and indentations to add dimension to the skin.
Finally, I added several layers of blushing to give her that warm lifelike look. She's so sweet!
A few more coats of paint helped us to achieve Layla's mommy's complexion on her baby. She's looking very sweet so far.
Next, we'll start her shading and detail layers, which will be very detailed since she is so tiny!
Her mottling turned out beautifully. Today I am focused on Layla's flesh tone layers and blue accents.
Since I am working from her photo, I spent a little time adding blue highlights where I saw them on her skin - most prominently on her belly.
At the same time, I'm build out a custom flesh tone blend so she looks like mommy. What a precious little one!
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A baby as young as Layla really benefits from lots of mottling.
I've added mottling layers in blues, greens, reds and purple to create a super-lifelike skin pattern.
Once the mottling has been cured, we'll start to add her flesh tone layers. She's looking lovely so far...
We often think of the Holidays as a time to celebrate and enjoy family. But for many of us, it is also a time of great pain.
On Christmas Eve, a beautiful baby girl graced our lives with her adored presence before slipping away to Heaven.
In memory of this precious little one, I'm honored to create her portrait doll. Layla's memory baby will be created from Promise by Marita Winters. Just like Layla, Promise is only 10 inches long at just 20 weeks gestation.
While painting her base coat layer today, my heart was captured in amazement at how tiny she is! What a Beautiful Angel!
Layla's Portrait Sculpt
Sculpted by me, currently under development for reproduction in silicone.
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.