I am very new at reborning and I wanted some suggestions on what to do next. Normally I would be done but something is not right. Please give me some constructive criticism it would be REALLY helpful!!
Maybe a little more mottling, a little more blush, and a bit darker lip color.
oh yes thanks I have not done lips or nails yet!
I’m not that knowledgeable on caucasian babies but I think he should have some shadowing. Shadowing to show some contrasting in the face. @YelenaRey help me out here.
Thanks! I have heard a lot about contrasting but I am not sure how to do it and what it is exactly
Coloring helps create contrast, depth and dimension. Using the skin tone color, and a little bit of a darker shade to the color. Use that darker shade in the corners of the eyes, around the creases of the nose, and under the lip. I think you need a darker color for your creaes also. I’m good at making biracial babies. Look at the contrasting displayed.
Thanks so much!
No, you are not good at making these babies, you are excellent at it! I real pro. I shared a picture of one of your babies with a lady who was waiting for a seat at a restaurant we were waiting in as well. She had a precious baby girl that looked so much like your babies. Her hair was awesome. Just so fluffy! The baby wanted me to hold her, but I didn’t. We never know what we may have to transfer to babies, and that was before we were being told to not be with a lot of people. Anyway, she had two girls and they were both gorgeous. She asked if you made portrait babies. I said I did not know. I did say I know some people do.
awe…thank you! I’m having fun with creating them. Currently I don’t create portrait babies. I’m glad you had referrals for her. Thank you.
Yes, I wish I had written her name down, but I didn’t. I do know she works for one of the local police departments. It would be wonderful to see her get portrait babies of her girls.
LOL, thank you for your trust in me @Keneen
You have a great start. You coloring seems very even, just need some details that brings vinyl to life.
If I would be painting that baby I would do more of everything:
- add veins - seems like veins are non-visible and they would add so much realism
- blue undertones/ shading on all deep parts of the face, bottom of the feet, inside of the palms
- add mottling of all different colors
- I think creases are dark enough, so I would not add anything to them
- add light blue and purple/ pink to the eyelids and under eyes as skin in those places are very thin and translucent
- shade darker inside of nostrils
- your picture does not show ears, but based on the rest I would assume that they need more color also in deep places. Make her ‘outside’ ears more pink.
- more blushing
- fingertips and knuckles, same with toes and bottom of the feet
- you already said that lips and nails are not finished
- add tiny capillaries to the eyelids and inside of the ears - they add so much realism also
- root eyelashes
I think that’s it. I am so looking forward to see you finish baby. You are doing GREAT!
@maile. See above comment.
LOL, yes, I reply to your comment by mistake
Thank you so much! so far I have added 3 mottling layer! I will try and make it through the list
You are welcome. You can add more mottling to make them more visible.
Here is the colors that I use for mottling (in that order)
- vein blue (I do veins after that)
- blood red
- Some people also do green mottling, but I wasn’t very successful with it, so I started to mix and add phthalo green and phthalo blue
- mix of q. crimson and eyelid purple
Sometimes I add more after that depending on what color I want to bring more.
Oh my word, @YelenaRey! You spout off those instructions as if you have been teaching reborning for about 20 years! And, I know you are just into your second year. I am truly impressed! You are a very talented artist.
LOL, Thank you so much @Jacelyn5440. You are correct, I am new myself, but I am always willing to help to those who ask for help or for honest opinion.
I didn’t invented it, I learned from other artists
Thank you so much for helping I have a couple more questions. I have done veining, mottling ad a little bit of blushing, but the paint looks really caked on and not natural suggestions? also there is a part on her chin that the paint wont stick to this is also happening on her feet what should I do?
Are you using GHSP or air dry?
With GHSP usually when painting looks caked it means that paint was too thick. This is especially true for paints that have some white components like flesh tones. I have no experience with an air dry.
If paint does not stick - that might be a different story.
#1 reason might be that vinyl was not washed thoroughly before painting.
#2 if you are using GHSP, it might be that paint was not cure enough.
#3 some vinyls can start to leak oils that included in a vinyl mix - recommended solution for that is to varnish and paint over. I personally don’t like how paint looks over varnish, but do it when I had to.
I hope it helps.
Thank you I am using GHSP what should my next step be? sorry for all the questions I really appreciate everyone for being so helpful I honestly did not expect this kind of response