What do I need to add


#1

This is my 5th baby, and with 2 others I e done I’ve reached this point and then gone too far. I don’t want to spoil this one. I’m going for the newborn look. Do you think I need more flesh layers? Does he look “alive” enough?


#2

Coming out really nice, I would add some burnt umber.


#3

I agree. A burnt umber wash or two would be perfect.


#4

Burnt umber wash and mottling layers :slight_smile:


#5

I’ve done mottling already…a purple and also a red. Maybe they’re covered up now…


#6

Ok, I’ll try the burnt umber, thanks!


#7

One more reddish mottling layer.


#8

I would try to darken the other eye crease to match first


#9

I average about 7 colors for mottling…it’s all about building the skin tones. I Do Not bake in between…it would take forever lol. Just let them dry well. :slight_smile:


#10

If you look at real newborns, they’re quite pink/red all over so maybe a pink wash?


#11

I keep doing the same thing! I get to a point where I’m happy and then second guess myself and end up with regrets. How do you know when to stop?


#12

I came across Joseph. i started him a few months back and i forgot about him–how does that happen??. Brought him out the other day. I’ll see how I’m doing. I can’t even remember what i did!! I do not like his nostrils. On mine that is.


#13

Top is before, bottom is today. I’ve done 3 burnt umber washes, 2 of the pyrolle red 02 (pink) washes. I fixed the crease in the left eye. I did a light blue mottling and a light red/blush mottling.

What do you think? Does he need anything else?


#14

He looks good. Much warmer and blends nicer now. Maybe some blue or thin skin shading? Wait, Is this Joseph? Your limbs look different than mine, so I go check mine-I forgot I used Logan limbs. It’s been that long. I tried pan pastel on lips&creases(x-dark red/mixed @anjsmiles-I like it) I tend to overdo hand/feet creases, so I’ll blush later. Now if I can just remember where i left off.


#15

I just love his little face!


#16

So, a blue wash? I hesitate using blue, as it seems I always overdo it


#17

Bellissimo!


#18

It’s so easy to cover them up. They make the doll have a baby look though. I would do umber wash and then more mottling. Don’t me afraid to use many mottling layers. It seems to disappear.


#19

No, just shading the thin skin areas. Bridge of nose, temples, bottom of feet, wrists etc. I use air dry and usually like to do that early on just in case I overdo it. It may just not be showing up on my monitor. I can’t even see mine! He looks good.