We are quickly approaching the end of the painting phase!
Since I love the blushing, I had to do another layer to make those rosy areas really pop in the hands and feet, face and cheeks. Our little guy is looking pretty cool!
The very last detail painted are the finger nails - half moons (I just learned those are called "lunulas.") and nail tips. I call this one of the asphyxiation details because I literally hold my breath while I paint! Its easy to create babies that look like they just got a French manicure. So with a very steady hand and extremely tiny brush, I make my nails as fine and detailed as appropriate for a natural baby look.
Once the color has been cured, we'll seal it in with a glazing medium so they can't be scratched off.
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.