What is some reborning advice that haunts you and nibbles at the back of your mind every time you paint
For me there are two things
First was shading between fingers and toes. Now I obsessively do that and i don’t even know what I’m doing.
The second one for me was because of something here on the forum… I am constantly stressing about my creases to the point I’ve over done them on more than a few occasions
What advice you you obsess over?
Not letting paint pool. I check at least a dozen times before baking.
I don’t shade between fingers and toes, I’ve never even thought of it . I just do the creasing. I’ll definitely look into it now though
When I paint I always worry about creases-----I hate them!! Another thing is: getting enough color without overdoing it. I have always painted light and struggle to get more color, when I do get more color I feel like it’s too much! Yikes!!
Oh my goodness, I gave someone reborn creasing anxiety! I’m sorry. But I’ve been on my best behavior since then, wouldn’t you say?
I have heard (read) many people said that they don’t do mottling in the face. But I like it. So now I am like : should I do it ? A little bit or not at all ? That and the blue that stain. I don’t find it stain more than red or yellow but I always over-dilute it. Just in case.
I HATE creasing! If I could pay someone to do my creases that would be magical!
The thing I obsess about are the undertones! Especially the blue. When I made my first doll, I put so many layers of undertones on her face but they just wouldn’t stay! Every time I posted pics of her, I was told she needed more blue. So now, I have caught myself overdoing it a couple times with the blue
But creasing….I almost lose my desire to reborn once they get to that point I’ve had my 3 month Joseph sitting on my table for the last two weeks untouched because he’s at that stage now. And I just…… don’t wanna
It seems like every time I do it makes the face look a little dirty to me. Doesn’t stop me from trying it again in a few babies and getting the same results
I do it a bit lighter than the limbs, like that I can have mottling and it doesn’t look over done
Lmao not necessarily a bad thing
That’s the idea but I guess I need more practice at it
I make sure now to always do a base coat of flesh o8 and then bake before doing any undertones or color correcting. With the amount of pitty fingers and toes I’ve had to deal with, it has helped cut down on those taking blue paint.
Mottling is a my stresser. I can’t get it right. I tried plucking my own sponges. Not good. I put mottling on the face and 2nd guess if it is too much or not enough. I stress if I think my mottling on the face looks dirty. I am always self talking myself with mottling thinking what am I doing wrong.
I used to do those flesh layers as a base or primer but I dreaded them so I quit doing it
What colors are you using for mottling? I have been mottling with red, purple, blue & yellow suuuuuuper light to build my complexion. I add more reds in areas where I’ll be blushing
Knees and elbows and cheeks over lapping so it’s not a pattern so much as a texture… idk if that makes sense
Haha! I freak out about rooting the hairline. I don’t know how to make it look so seamless.
I use a flesh layer first. I use red, or bubble gum pink and purple. I do put mottling on the face and areas I use blush. I use soft pastels yellow and blue for areas on the face. I use soft pastels for blushing, veins and creases.