But after years of studying other dolls and real babies, I now see creasing and shading as an opportunity to really add the "wow" factor to my dolls. As you can see, its totally worth the many hours spent painting each of these tiny details.
For Amalina, I created a custom purpleish-pink blend for her shading. Shading adds depth and dimension to the baby's skin. Then I added a little more blue to that mix to get her dark-purple creasing color. Painting the creases creates the illusion of depth, making the baby's wrinkles and skin folds look real.
Two layers down, several more to go!
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.