Next, Factory paint removed with 100% acetone, as always. She is now ready for about three layers of spray sealer. I generally wait 15-30 minutes between coats of sealer.
Above- I have started to place the outline for the shape of her eyes and irises. I want smaller, more realistic eyes on this Draculaura repaint.
Above: Eyes have been given more defined shape and upper eyelid sketched in with watercolor pencil. I have begun to draw in the base shape for the brows in a lighter pink shade of watercolor pencil. Rose toned pastels were used around nose and between eyes. The first layers of color have been added to the irises. I sealed her after this layer of color.
Above: Eyebrows have been deepened with pastels and a darker shade of watercolor pencil. Brown pastels used under eyes. Lashes penciled in. Iris color was made darker with more layers of pastels and watercolor pencils. Again, she was sealed.
Above:I have started shading in her lips with pastels and added facial blushing. Another layer of lashes was added in a darker shade. Iris color deepened. Almost done.
Her hair, however, is a mess. The bangs need to be fixed. I read about a really simple way of doing this kind of hair fix for messed up bangs, and I can't believe I never came across this in the past 13 years I have been customizing dolls. You can learn new stuff all the time! I didn't save the link but I remember what they did.
To fix Draculaura's messed up bangs, I used a damp cloth ( white ) and an iron set on LOW.
I wrapped Draculaura's head in the damp cloth, making sure her bangs were covered.
Bangs are laying flatter than they were...LOL!!
Above: The completed repaint and hair. Super cute if you ask me. :) Better pics will be taken for her Etsy or eBay sales page. Thanks for looking.