Tuesday, May 8, 2012

First day of painting. . .

Last night I started painting the new doll! Here is her "before" shot:

And, after an hour or so of work, here is all I had to show for it:

The brow line went very fast (and is only a base line, over which I'll put more "brow hairs" next week). The lashes though? OMG lashes will be the death of me!!! I can NOT TELL YOU how many times I painted on lashses and wiped them off and did them again. Over and over. I got one side awesome pretty quick, but her right side. . . Ugh! I was just about to give up for the day, and I thought, I'll try it once more. And voila! Not perfect lashes, but satisfactory. This whole craft has been an exercise in me forcing myself to let go of perfection, LOL! But still, I think they turned out all right. I'm happy. :)


  1. Not bad! The eyelashes look very nice and uniform for a first try. I take it you're going for a stylized look?

  2. Well, technically, it's my second lashes since this is my second doll. The look I'm going for is the look of the antique dolls. I think I did a pretty good job of getting the look! Some of the antique dolls have such heavy lashes, but I wanted the delicate look you do see on some of them, since I've decided this doll will be blonde.