What is the first reborn kit you ever owned or painted? Also what kit or kits would you recommend to a beginning painter?
First kit I bought was real born Asher asleep but first kit I painted was 13 inch Caleb. My advice would be to do a newborn sized sleeping baby first. The little babies seem easier but they’re really not
Lulu by Jen Printy was my very first one. I can’t believe how much I improved since. In my opinion, It’s good to start with newborn sized, open eyed baby first because in the future you will not have a lot of problems with inserting the eyes in.
My first painted kit (11 mo ago) was Ella only because she was on sale at that time
But she was easy to paint, as she is a perfect size sleeping baby with opened hands.
My first was Gemma - sure wish I would have kept her.
Thank you all so much for the recommendations. I will definitely keep these in mind when I start to paint. My very first reborn was the Shyann sculpt. I still love that sculpt to pieces!
Aww she’s beautiful!
Paisley was my first about 8 years ago. I thought she was the most wonderful reborn doll ever until I started looking at the beautiful work done here on the forum. We have such talented people here and you can definitely learn a lot from them. I would start on a newborn sized kit not too big and not too small. Don’t try to rush things.
Happy 1st year October anniversary, Rosa! You did great in your first year!
Mine is coming in January
Thank you! You are doing amazing work!
Thank you for your kind compliment! I am humbled! It fun to see each other grow isn’t it!?
I am so happy I found this forum as soon as I started reborning. Ive learned so much from so many talented ladies here and always so nice in sharing there talent with all us beginers. Its been a wonderful 1st year!
My first was Eleonora Hansen. She’s adorable, but wouldn’t recommend her because she’s expensive, haha.
I’d recommend a sale BB kit. Non- realborn newborn sized sleepers are easiest to start with, but you should just pick one that you like. Get a kit that you think looks cute or interesting, it’ll make the whole experience even more pleasant.
My first was BB Jaden (now discontinued). She was a 20" sleeping baby without excessive
details. Easy to paint. I kept her. It’s good to keep your first so you can see how you progress. Just pick a not-too-expensive kit that you like a lot. Will you be using air dry or heat set paints?
I think your Rosebud is beautiful for a first reborn. I love the sculpt!
The first reborn I’ve owned was Adelynn by Emily Jameson, my mom bought her as a Christmas gift since I got straight A’s. The first doll I reborned was Realborn Kimberly
The first reborn I painted was “Jerome” from B-B which has since been discontinued. My advice would be to start with a newborn size (18-20 inches) sleeping baby. Setting eyes can be a real pain in the patoot sometimes. AND be sure to keep your first baby to make comparisons along the way----you will be so surprised to see how far you come in a very short time. Also, ask for AND take critique in the manner in which it is handed out—you will go a long way on that alone. @SydneysSerendipities
My first one was 6-month Easton. I would also suggest a newborn sized for a first baby, with closed eyes. Open hands if possible. I will attach a couple of pics of Silvia (Easton) here because I promised Yelena I would. So, I’ll do both things with one post!