This is “Deogi” made by Dollstown. She is a resin BJD and she’s about 16″ tall. Her resin color is called Freshskin which resembles bisque. Her wig is custom made for her — it is Tibetan lamb and the entire wig was curled on pipe cleaners for a head full of ringlets. I painted her for my friend, Monica. Since I took pictures through the process, I thought it would be interesting to see how the various layers of color create her final look.
I depend on layering to make pretty eyebrows and lips. Start by shading the area with pastels. Continue to add pastel and paint in a range of colors. As you build layers, you get the look of depth and avoid the dreaded “caterpillar eyebrow” and the flat lipstick mouth look. Don’t let an area get too dark — I find it nearly impossible to lighten my coloring. Color can always be added, but removing color usually means wiping a face and starting over.
I took dozens of pictures of this girl and I had a difficult time selecting only a few to publish. She’s a very photogenic little doll. Here are a few of my favorites and there are many more on Flickr.