The last few days have been dedicated to tiny detail work - painting the creases.
In order to create lifelike wrinkles and folds of skin, we have to hunt down and paint every little crease on the doll. I even painted creases that I felt were missing from the sculpt. :) Like shading, creasing further gives the illusion of depth to the skin.
We use two different creases colors. The first is a deep brownish-fleshy-peach for the little creases in the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The second color is a dark, purplely-brown for pretty much everywhere else. Creasing helps us separate fingers and toes that were cast together in the vinyl. The creasing colors also add plumpness and dimension to the lips.
You can really see the difference it makes in the photo above. The hand on the left looks more plush and realistic than the hand on the right that is lacking the creases.
I'll build up a few more layers of creasing until we achieve the desired look. Then we'll be back to "painting in broad strokes." LOL
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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.