Somewhere between the end of the complexion layers and the beginning of the creasing step we find the shading.
Shading is the process of gradually adding depth to baby's complexion by strategically darkening certain areas. On biracial babies, shading looks especially lifelike on the nail beds and knuckles.
The photos below give you a sense of how the process works in the ears. We'll have to do a few rounds of this to achieve the lifelike look we want.
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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.