Ok, we crease to get depth and realism but realistically no one is walking around with blushing and creasing. I get that this is all smoke and mirrors not unlike a make-up tutorial on you tube but I am looking at different babies and noticing that some people crease fingers and toes (between) and some do not. I think both look great, just wondering who does, who doesn’t and why. I am thinking of easing off a little, I hate it when it gets dirty looking or wound looking.
Chime in if you feel moved.
I haven’t been at this for long and I’m sure my creases look pretty dirty but especially between the joined fingers and toes I like to get a good dark crease. When I look at my hands and feet that is what I see. If I don’t get them dark enough on a doll all I can see is molded plastic toy parts proudly waving from the spikes of my drying rack, mocking me for hubris… they are like “nanny nanny boo boo- you can’t make a baby out of us!” And for the most part they’re right
Yes. I am in the bathtub. With a beer. Lol
I’ve been debating this myself. Every time someone posts a WIP pic asking for advice they get “more blush” as a response. But real babies don’t always have rosy cheeks. And as I was doing creases on Liam, I thought about asking my daughter to send me pics of my 17 month old grandson’s creases and hands and feet. I would have asked her, but she was at work. Especially on Liam, I’m thinking about going light with the creases and blushing. Sometimes less is more.
I see you have a poopy stool. My daughter has one a swear by that thing.
The squatty potty was the first thing I noticed!!!
I couldn’t think of the proper name for it.
I do some creasing as it doesn’t look realistic without it. It’s just some shading you do to make it look like all fingers are seperate instead of one hunk of vinyl.
I usually use a dark red/purple color and go very lightly and blend a lot. Too much and it looks like cuts on the skin.
I do all my creasing and even blushing with panpastels, it prevents creases from looking dirty. I noticed the squaty potty as well…I have one too
@Katinafleming are you doing Liam now as well? My first toddler…big challenge for me considering how messed up my hands are, its hard to hold those big pieces while painting.
I highly recommend trying one. My mom’s toilets are so high- I’m like, “How do you people even poop?!!”
You are totally right…and damn good on you for a bath and a beer my kinda people!
Yes just smoke and mirrors!
I agree about the toilet, lol. In this new house my toilet is too high and I wanted a new one but my Hubby reminded me that when my back hurts I will appreciate a high toilet. I agree and now I’m looking to get a Squatty Potty knock off it is not as wide.
Yes @RebornsbyZebra. Liam the giant is on my table. I think he’s going to be a girl. I’ve done Kenzie twice before. Her head seems bigger, but his limbs are bigger. He seems better proportioned than she is…except his ears. That boy has ears as big as my 8 year olds.
Liam does have huge ears lol But they’re good for earrings if you make her a girl
His ears remind me of my middle daughters…she was so cute…she doesn’t think so, she still hides her ears Im making mine a girl as well…cant wait to see yours. I did quite a lot of work on mine today.
I scoffed at first but now I swear by them!
Dammit! Now I need a squaty potty !