[Art] Reborn Baby Kit

This kit is “Ryan” from Bountiful Baby. I didn’t do eyelashes because I don’t have any and because I’m still just learning. I don’t think he’s awful but he’s definitely not as good as I’d like. Even though I did several layers of paint, he doesn’t have the depth of color that I’d like, he looks a bit better in person but in photos he looks very pale and colorless. I’m also really not very good at eyebrows, need to practice that as well as painted hair. At some point I want to look into dyeing the kits to see if that’s possible, for darker skin or fantasy babies.

Also the outfit I put him in seemed a bit large, he’s supposed to be a full size baby but some kits do run smaller than others. I also didn’t weight him so maybe that affected it but I don’t know.

I don’t have any other kits right now, hopefully I can buy some more to test soon. Thankfully I have a kiddo willing to love all of my practice babies!

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[Art] WiPs – Reborn Kit & Cassandra POP

Just some progress pictures of these, been working on them on and off the last few days. The reborn kit has its blushing done and I think I’m ready to start on lips and nails. Then comes the scariest part, eyebrows. This is my first kit but I think it looks okay so far! I don’t have any eyelashes or beads for weight though so it won’t be super fancy. I’ll probably give it to the middle kid because she still loves dolls.

Also there is the custom Cassandra POP. She’s pretty simple to paint, just skin tone and black so far. Going to start doing the detail on her armor soon.

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[Art] Plush – Talbuk 2.0 WiP

I finished sewing the test talbuk, he’s loosely stuffed and just pinned because I didn’t want to waste stuffing. So he doesn’t look exactly as he would finished, but close. I think I’m getting pretty close with this pattern, but I want to wait a while and look at it later with fresh eyes. I think also using fur fabric (versus fleece) might help, because that is slightly less stretchy. But I don’t want to test using fur fabric unless I’m pretty sure about the pattern, because it’s a lot more expensive.

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I also primed Cassandra and she’s ready to start painting. Probably will start on that this evening.

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[Art] WiP – Reborn Kit

I have like three projects going currently, today I started on the reborn kit I’ve had for a while. I’ve painted one with acrylics before, but this is my first time using heat-set paints, which are much more dangerous and scary because you need to bake them. (I might have melted a kit before…) This was kind of a test run to re-familiarize myself with my oven and the paints. Which are now all over me, I look like a real artist. While I took the photo in my kitchen, the kit was baked in my convection oven in the garage that I use just for crafts. You should never bake vinyl in an oven where food is cooked because it can give off toxic fumes.

I’m not sure if it’s visible in the photo, but this layer is just veins. Next time I’ll start on the skin tone and shading.

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I think my custom POP will be ready for primer tomorrow, but not sure yet. I might add some more onto the hair yet. And the talbuk v2 only has a couple more pieces to sew on.

[Art] Plush – Mini Talbuk v2

Got the new pattern drawn and cut out. Worried that I might have made him too wide, but we’ll find out!

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[Art] Plush – Mini Talbuk WiP

One day I will make a perfect pattern first try… but not today. I ended up not stuffing him because I could already see he had a lot of changes needed.

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Widen the legs. I do like the shape and length though.

Widen the chest and head. This will allow the horns to lay the right way too. Right now they just look like bigger ears.

Move the tail further up.

Any other suggestions?

 

[Art] Mini Talbuk Pattern

Ignore the crazy fabric, I’m doing a test to make sure everything works before using real fur (and making all the fiddly color changes)!

Working on a small talbuk plush for my shop. This could also be adapted into a halla!

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