Allen is my first African America baby based on Kate Charles' painting methodology. I'm always eager to learn something new.
To get a rich caramel brown complexion, I added five layers of Kate's recommended flesh tone blend. The next step is shading - which I did not understand at first. I thought the 3D nature of the dolls already casts enough shadows. But as I did it, I realized that its not about the shadows. You actually get an accumulation of pigment where brown skin folds (like in fat folds or creases of elbows). Now that I've tried shading, I'm never making another baby without it! Kate's changed my life. Loving how his little hands and feet are coming along...
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.