Does he need to be neutralized? I haven’t decided if I wanna make him Caucasian or do the primary method.
I reborned him twice and didn’t feel like he needed to be neutralized; he’s one of those kits that seems to paint itself
Great, thank you.
I didn’t need to neutralize him and he comes to life so easily I agree with Karen!
I enjoyed painting him .
He’s getting his bath. I’m trying the dishwasher method. I’m being lazy
Couldn’t you make the Caucasian with the Primary Method? I was thinking you could make any skin tone in the world with that method.
I find I can make any skin tone with the primary method except for fair skin. Not sure how to do that. Anyone have any tips?
I wish I could help you there. I have only made 2 with the Primary method. My first one was darker than I wanted by a good bit… but that was because I kept adding layers. Then, the 2nd one I did is darker than I like but not nearly so dark as the first one. I think the lady who teaches the primary method could help with that. I would guess one would just put the layers on until the skin was the correct color – but that is just my thought, I really don’t know.
Until you achieve the tone you want. I’ve only don’t the primary method once. Towards the end, I did burnt umber washes. Here she is.
I use the primary method, no flesh
I start with red, then yellow, then blue. Watery washes. Repeat until skin tones are ok. If I want darker tones, I add burnt umber with a speck of blue and keep going. Mottled layers are red, purple, and green…yes, GREEN.
However, the only AA babies I’ve made were using Carrie’s tutorial, @snuggle2me
Nice, thanks for sharing.
Thank you for sharing, Karen. I have done three primary method babies now abd they get dark too fast for me. Do you ever use a touch of white in your washes? I want to achieve a healthy fair skin tone but either get death pale color or too dark with primary method alone.
I don’t use white, Angela, just watery washes, one right after the other. Sometimes I wonder if I’m EVER going to see any color at all because some of the kits are so pale to begin with. The mottle layers help a lot with that, too, though. That’s really when the skin starts looking alive to me. After the mottles, I will go back and if need be, do more washes, usually a red or blue ~ if still too pale, I’ll do a burnt umber with a speck of blue wash (to avoid getting an orange look) and that brings all the colors together nicely.
Karen, do you bake after each color?
This was the only one I did the primary method on. It took forever to get to this color. It was very blotchy at first also.
I bake after each wash has dried.
I don’t bake between mottle layers. I let each mottle layer dry, then apply the next.