Hey ladies! I’m still working on my first reborn Sam. He’s looking good so far. I need to finish painting his lips but, I’m not certain what colors to use. I did do a light blush tint kind of early on just to build a little color but, I’d love to hear what colors y’all use to achieve realistic baby lips! I could also use some guidance on painting his eyelids. I’ve already painted the creases and folds on his eyelids but, they need more color. I would so greatly appreciate any and all advice ! I’ve got quite a few pics of Sam under another thread titled, “Advice please! Pictures of my first reborn” if you want to see pictures of my work so far.
I forgot to say THANK YOU also, I finished his creases yesterday after I posted pictures. Thank y’all so so much for all your help!!! I truly appreciate you
The color over the eyelids should be a very transluscent plum or fawn color. Feather it out nicely. You don’t want it to look like makeup, just shading. Some very tiny veins can show through beneath it if you have the delicate hand to do it.
The lips are built up over several layers. Just keep adding very thin color until you get them where you like them. You can add highlights to them by gently blotting back to the previous layer while they are still wet. I can’t help you with what colors to use and I never do two pairs of lips the same, LOL.
Thank you so much @honojane!!! I didn’t paint veins on his eyelids. Do you think it’s too late to try now? I have a pretty steady hand so, I think I can do it . Sorry, may be a silly question but, what color is fawn? I think of a baby deer… lol . Are you enjoying your air dry paints?..
Fawn is a sort of dusty brown. You could still add the veins. Make them very, very thin. Pluck a paint brush down to two or three hairs like you might use to paint eyebrow hairs. They should be barely visible but they add to the transparency of the lid. You could do tiny red capillaries or blue veins. These are not necessary, but look great if you can pull it off.
What do you mean by gently blotting back to the previous layer? If there is another way to explain… Thank you again!!! I really do appreciate your help!!!
Paint your first layer and bake or cure. (I don’t know if you are using air dry or Genesis.) Then paint another slightly darker layer. Where you want highlights, just use a pointed Q-tip or a dry brush, or even your finger, to take some of the paint off over those areas to allow the layer underneath to show through lighter. You can also add highlights over cured paint with a lighter color. As you can see, there is more than one way to accomplish this stuff!
Great thanks! I think I may give it a try I’m really starting to get excited watching little Sam come to life !!! I can’t wait to finish him and start on my next ! I’m going to reborn Selina by Linde Shearer she’s such a beautiful sculpt!
Looking forward to watching you develop as an artist. A year from now you won’t believe what you have learned!
Thanks so much!!! Learn something new everyday ! I’m loving it
Is that how the little bump in the center of the top lip is created? Or is it just painted with a lighter shade? I love that little detail on baby’s
Meant babies not baby’s. L
You can do it either way!
I use genesis red with just a teenie bit of black for the lips. I also do as mentioned above…in layers.