Making a reborn doll can be a time consuming hobby, but it can also be very rewarding.
There are many, many different techniques and this guide is merely one that I, and many friends follow to make our own dolls. If nothing else, this guide will help you get started in the world of reborn doll creation.
One item I didn’t mention in this guide is a digital camera – you might want to take photo’s of your reborn once it is finished.
Getting the right effects (sometimes, the paint is off color in the photo’s depending on the light) can be an art in itself and would be an entirely separate guide altogether!
Reborning is still in its infancy; It has been around for several years already but the techniques involved are varied in each step.
A lot of artists have their own way of what they believe is the best and how they perform it.
This guide is intended to help you make a reborn doll.
No doubt, as you get better you will develop your own skills and techniques, however you will still have this as a reference any time you get stuck. This guide has been updated with the latest information on what I consider the best techniques to use.
Disassembling the doll
Preparing the doll
Painting the doll
- Painting the doll
- Painting reborn dolls - some things you need to know
- Painting techniques and preparation
- Adding Depth & Base color
- Adding Lip color and veins
- Shading Blushing and eyebrows
- Mottling makes the doll look more real
- Making the lips and nails stand out
Developing the head
Finishing the head details
Assembling and weighting the doll
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