Are her eyebrows ready?


#1

She is a portrait baby. Here is a picture of baby and dad. Her mom is white…


Here is what I have so far. It took me forever to get to this point. I really don’t want to mess her up :grimacing:


#2

Looking great so far! That baby is so sweet!


#3

She is such a cutie and what a great match. Looks good to me so far. What kit is that, it’s adorable and spot on?


#4

Thanks! The kit is Adeline by Ping Lau.


#5

Thanks! Do you have any suggestions for next steps? I am kinda stuck.


#6

After showing her to the customer, she wants her lighter and less mottled. How do I go about lightening this skin tone and covering the mottlling. I really do not want to strip her and start over.


#7

She looks a little orange to me.
I’d try some blue/lavendar washes with a little flesh mixed in to lighten.


#8

Thank you :slight_smile: I will do that once school lets out and I am back in the studio. I am so happy that meetings are cancelled this week (last week of school). I am so stressed about this baby :frowning: I will never take a custom paint job again. From now on, it is partial custom or ready-made only.


#9

That’s why I have not taken customs. Too much pressure and I work full time. Reborning is my therapy, past time and love, I don’t want to start hating it because of pressure


#10

I would do a thicker layer of brown with a touch of blue in it to get the color of the real baby. The dolls looks lighter and this layer will cover up some of the mottling.


#11

I would do that if it were my doll, but I showed her to the customer and she wants her lighter. I personally think that the baby is close to the average of all of the pictures (minus the orange), but it is not what the customer wants, so…yeah.


#12

Do you have earth mint? That might make a good few washes to lighten and tone the orange


#13

I do have earth mint. Would it or a periwinkle blue be better?


#14

either would be good for toning down the orange. i feel like earth mint might be better for lightening her up just because it’s a lighter color. But I’d like to hear others’ opinions on it too. :slight_smile:


#15

Thank you all for your suggestions! I ended up doing one layer of Earth mint and a second layer with a little ultramarine blue mixed in to create a sky blue. Grandmama is happy with the results :smile:


#16

Beautiful skin tone!


#17

Much better!


#18

Worked like a charm, I need to note that color correction, lol. I also need to get earth mint I suppose. Is there a recipe to make it from other colors?


#19

There is. I do believe that you start with white and add ultramarie blue little by little until you get a sky blue color. Then you add a tiny bit of yellow until it is the right shade. For $4, I would rather just buy it and be done with it. I just bought it recently and it is a game changer for me. I don’t know how I ever did without it and phthalo green 06.


#20

Yes, I need to add it to my collection so I can be sure to get the right shade