The key to reborning a lifelike baby doll is creating the appearance of blood flowing under the skin. We accomplish this through painting tiny blue veins and especially through multiple layers of mottling.
Today, we spent several hours creating unique mottling patterns in beautiful shades of blue, red and even purple and green on Fahtima's skin. Each successive layer is a more complex mixture of colors. I love watching how each color adds more depth and realism to the baby's arms, legs and face!
Check out Fahtima's Mottling Day slideshow and for fun, Wyatt's time-lapse mottling video.
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.