[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] 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.