Repaint Dollies to be more child friendly
You probably grew up with Barbie, and now your children (or your friends' children, or possibly even you) are growing up with Bratz/MonsterHigh dollies. Each of these, including our own Barbies, are given factory makeup that is caked on. You may like this, and that is fine. For the others, the ones reading this and wanting to make their own 'refaced' dollies, here are a few steps.
My favourite source for information is from Nicolle's Dreams: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Et29eOO7ZKqJZ-VrSWsMA
This came from many different sources. The following are a few of the sources that I've looked at:
- https://www.flickr.com/photos/8542954@N07/sets/72157606651877346/with/2750100231/, http://tr3is.deviantart.com/art/Face-up-TUTORIAL-175153692
!!! PLEASE NOTE: I am still learning. This is as much a WIP for me as a tutorial.
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Remove the factory make up. If you don't think that you have the skill to repaint the eyes, don't worry. Just remove the makeup from around the eyes (for this you will need a steady hand and a Q-tip).
Now, after the makeup is removed, there are a few options that one could take. If you are just beginning and/or have little confidence in your ability to place and size the features of the face correctly, you can paint to the size/location that is indented. I suffer from overconfidence, so I just painted away.
You may also want to draw out the features of the face (I drew the eyebrows and that was about it)
I agree! There are some really great repainters that I aspire to be like - especially the ones who can recreate a very natural face onto the dollies. As I get better at this, you may see more tutorials, but for now it is mostly trial and error