BB Reese WIP


#21

I used primary for my first baby. It was indeed a thousand layers.
For my next baby I am going to try some premixed colors to see what happens. I do still like using the primary colors though. It’s just not the same results every time I find.


#22

Make the Mother color with the primary colors and wash with that.


#23

That is what I do also, just mix them together. Just didn’t know that it’s a term for it. I like it - “Mother”.
I am relieved, so far seems like I am doing everything right :rofl:


#24

I agree. I have several pots of custom colors that I make in batches and store. I also use a lot of the premixed colors, but not in the way that they are designed. For example, I use the BB Eyelid Purple for one of my early creasing layers.


#25

Haha, I use Eyelid Purple for creasing and mottling too! Is it jus GA similarity or what?!


#26

I have to ask – what is a “Mother Color”. I am learning so many new things lately on this forum. :slight_smile:


#27

It’s mixing primary blue, red and yellow to make a wash but be sure you have your ratios right so your skin tone isn’t too blue, red or yellow. lol Experiment on what you like :slight_smile:


#28

Thanks!


#29

Blood red mottling, creasing, and first blush. Poor baby looks like he has the measles.


#30

Your creasing looks great!


#31

I tried it on one doll I was working on. I agree, it can get boring. I switched back to my usual methods, which are generally changing all the time! Lol


#32

Damn, you are going to finish baby today! :rofl:
The beginning is always my favorite, then when it gets to the face detailing, eyebrows I am just drugging…


#33

LOL, no, he is a long way from done. :sweat_smile: There are 2 more mottling layers, then veins, creasing, blushing, complexion layers, blushing, capillaries, creasing, and detailing :crazy_face::exploding_head::flushed::baby:. I expect he will be done mid-week or next weekend.


#34

Lavender mottling and creasing.


#35

Sap green mottling and highlights. The green really makes the lavenders pop. Shown in the same poses with two different lighting schemes.


#36

Sap green is the color that I don’t do, so please show your colors. And thank you again for doing that!


#37


I didn’t use sap green until recently. I thought it would make a weird looking alien baby. Once I did use it, I started getting some amazing highlights. A close study of my young children’s faces reveals quite a bit of green in several small areas. It is a color I am still learning to work with.


#38

I also use the green color as a wash on certain dolls, but I call it army green lol.


#39

Veining. Will go over it agian if need be in next layer.


#40

Warming wash. This wash is a “faith wash” as the baby is looking kinda gross at this point and I just have to trust my process. The lighting also makes a major difference. Top is daylight bulb, bottom is warm white LED added to daylight bulb. I always look in both lights as the daylight is more true, but the the warm white is what most people will see in their homes.