Konnichiwa lovelies! That's hello in Japanese in case anyone was wondering. It's been a super busy couple of weeks for me painting babies, packing for the move, being a mama, etc. A close family member of mine also had a recent health scare that put a lot of things into perspective for me. I've been meaning to some serious blogging but sometimes things just come up. You know how it is : )
This is little Miyori Akiko who I introduced a couple of weeks ago. I've made several adjustments to her coloring since I last blogged about her and I've painted the majority of her eyebrows. They still need some tweaking. I'd like to add a few hairs that creep closer to the inner corners of both eyes to shape the arch a bit more. I think I'll also add a few more painted hairs around the hairline before I begin rooting.
I adore her rich skin tone! I decided at some point during her painting process to give her undertones a rosier, deep summer glow (yes, dark skin can have rosey hues too : )). That is my hand reaching into the photos above for comparison purposes. You can see the resemblance in the skin variation. Painting skin that looks "alive" is the ultimate goal when making reborn dolls, and it is uniquely challenging with deeper skin tones. But it can be done! I can't resist those tiny hands and feet. So pretty and dainty!