To start off.... this little
man really does not like bath time! He cries and cries, but he
still needs to be a clean baby, so off to the tub he goes!
As you can see he has tears
streaming down his cheeks. He even has a bit of dampness under
Thank goodness he has his
favorite ducky to keep him company at bath time.
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Baby Blue's skin tone was
created to duplicate the look of a real newborn baby. I used
several layers of Genesis heat set paint to achieve this affect.
painted splotchy red skin around the eyes to reflect the look of
baby's skin after they have had a good cry.
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Notice the tears welling up
in his eyes, and his wet eye lashes.
Special attention was paid to
every detail of his skin appearance, from the mottling, to
the bluish undertone, veins and capillaries. If you look close
you can also see yellowish undertones, frequently seen in preemies
goodness, bath time is just about over!
A closer look at baby Blue's
hands and feet . . .
His fingernails and toenails
have been painted with faint moons on the beds, and realistic nail
tips. He has shading in his adorable creases and wrinkles, and
a bit of a rashy look to add to the realism of his skin.
There, there sweetie pie... now was that
He is resting
we get him ready to get dressed for bed.
A closer look at Baby Blue's
His hair is hand rooted with
top quality dark brown mohair.
I attempted to duplicate the
fine and sparse hair of a real newborn. If you look
closely, you will see the top of his head is mono rooted (one fine
hair at a time) and blended into the thicker area on top and
back of the head.
Innovative "always wet look hair" ~
BRAND NEW TECHNIQUE ! !
I have sealed the hair on the
inside, as per norm to help hold the hairs on the head.
BUT, Here is the new and
unique part....I have also applied clear gloss to the outside
of the head on the hair to duplicate a wet head. His hair
stays in place, and always looks "just washed". Since it is
sealed on the outside, there is no need for styling or combing, as
his hair is "locked" in place. Now we have the best of both
worlds.... the look of hand rooted mohair, and the ease of caring
for "stationary" hair.
That's better now, all dried off and in fresh diapers and
Looks like little man is hoping for a bedtime snack!
All snuggy in his jammies now.
Cuddling with his favorite
ducky blankie and bubba.
looks like he is getting dozie....