Shyann v1 is ready for her first professional portrait session.
Since she is my test baby my plan is to strip her down and start over. There are so many things I’m not happy with at all. Her face creases got a little chalky and her lips are super chalky and I don’t like the color at all. Her limbs are super blotchy and there are slot of dark spots and runny spots where my skin wash dripped. No matter how hard I tried I couldn’t get skin wash to stick to her little fingers, toes and the insides of her arms and legs. I’m thinking I was touching those spots more and also thinking that the insides of my limbs are paler etc. I was trying to keep them cleaner. I over did some of the purpleness and creases.
I’m going to use her for some bonnet photos so I can sell them on Etsy. Then have another go. The exciting news is my husband is so impressed he said I could buy a new kit each time I finish one lol
She looks fantastic! I personally wouldn’t strip her not only because she is so beautiful, but it is fun to look back later and see how much improvement you will make over time. I gifted mine to my mother and father-in-law I get to see her all the time and they just love showing her off to the grandkids when they come to visit
I think she’s adorable, you did a great job for a first attempt…you should see mine…you should see my 10th attempt LOL.
I had a lot of problems with babies looking chalky when I first started out so I stopped using flesh colour…I only use reds, blues, and yellows. My favourite colours are teal, purple, yellow ochre, and alizarine crimson red.
Please don’t get upset with my comment, but I think if you will take time you would be much happier with your results. First doll in 2 days sounds too rushed to me. Not even all experienced reborn artists can do it in such short period of time.
And about paint is not sticking, silly question, but I had to ask: did you wash your kit? Did you clean it with rubbing alcohol before you started to paint?
Your comment does nothing but help me learn, that is what I’m here to do.
I did wash it with dish soap. No rubbing alcohol though… is that a thing? Lol and I thought I did my research
I bought some liquitex matt additive but I’m afraid to use it. It seems everything I read has a different way of doing things which why I want to move on and try something else… to learn more. I think I love the learning process but not the waiting process
I’m so sad my kids think shyann is gross/weird lol no one wants to hold her .
My husband is excited for me though.
I’m thinking I’ll keep shyann as is. Maybe I’ll buy some test parts and practice.
Lol I feel a bit like Frankenstein keeping my monster lol, i know she’s not a monster but I have so much to learn and I’m itching to get started. But I will take everyone’s advice and let her be. It will be fun to look back in her as I grow and be able to diagnose where I went awry