To complete Fahtima's look of blood flowing under the skin, we finalized the mottling and painted the veins.
Before curing the mottling layer, I always do a thorough inspection to buff away any excessively dark spots, fill in any empty spots and clean all mottling from the finger and toe nails. One the mottling was perfect, we let the paint cure in the oven.
Next, I added the veins. This adds a super-realistic appearance to the skin. I love seeing those faint blue textures in the hands, feet and temple. The veining color also looks beautiful at the corners of the eyes, the thinnest part of the ear lobe and anywhere the baby's skin is most translucent. In addition, I like to vein the scalp which looks lovely under peach fuzz hair.
Click the images below to make them bigger. Check out my Pro Tips on the Tech Specs blog for more details on how to create perfect baby veins like Fahtima's.
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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.