Now that you've been through Part 13: Drawing a MicroRooting Plan for Reborn Dolls Part 1, we're ready to continue the lesson in Part 2:
Reborn Doll Crown Swirl Rooting Pattern
Hair grows from the crown to the hairline. To draw a professional-looking hair pattern, you need to first plan your crown. There are many options for crown patterns. Search the web and look at real babies for inspiration. Here are a few of my favorites! Click to enlarge and learn more!
Rooting Pattern Guidelines
In this video, I introduce 3 kinds of lines: Reference Lines, Guidelines and Boundary Lines.
Without color coding, the difference between them may be confusing.
The Hairline C-Shape
I quickly introduced the concept of a Movable C-Shape that helps you finish the hairline. In the photos below, you can see how moving the C-shape boundary line further back creates cool and different lifelike hairline effects.
Note: as you move the C, the guidelines do not change. They just show you the direction the hair grows regardless of where you land the C.
Just Joining In?
If you're just now joining the series, be sure to check out the videos that came before this one...
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Hi! I am Kim. I've been creating dolls all my life. I started stuffing cotton balls into my mom's pantyhose when I was a little girl. Now I hand-craft dolls that look and feel like real babies.