The magic of bringing a doll to life begins under the skin. Lifelike babies have many, many layers of transparent painting to create the appearance of warm living flesh.
We started Allie Payton with a base coat of flesh tone. This allows the layers that follow to adhere better to the vinyl.
Next, we add the mottling layers. I use sponges that I hand plucked to create skin textures. Each color has a different pattern. Then, layer by layer, we add transparent layers of reds and blues to bring the skin to life. Check out Allie's progress and Wyatt's time lapse mottling video!
Allie Payton's Progress Photos
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.