Saturday, January 17, 2009

Reborn roundup

Personally, I'll probably never be a reborn artist nor collector. However I can certainly appreciate the artistry, finesse and passion that reborn creators bring to their work. The hyper-realism that is the hallmark of fine reborns, whether life size or miniature, can be astonishing.
The pictured baby is by Cathy Rowland of Cathy's Original Babies. Her rooted baby hair is so extremely realistic.
One source for information about reborning is the magazine "Life Like Dolls". It's possible to purchase for download PDF versions of back issues.

Angel Keepers is one site with many reborning kits available for sale, waiting for the artist to paint and bring them to life. The site features a re-creation artist of the month, and has handy dandy page of links to retailers and artists around the US and elsewhere.
Cloud 9 Nursery has a free Basics of Reborning tutorial, while Angels Unawares offers a number of photo tutes and a couple of nice video tutes for painting techiques, like pouncing.

1 comment:

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

This baby is absolutely breath taking and unbelievably life like! Amazing work!!