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Anita Eccleston

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Oh my god! I'm intrigued! How are these made? Tell me everything! This got my mind spinning in all sorts of ways...
You buy the kits I used to buy mine from eBay .. you use genisis heat paint again from eBay , special brushes to do certain things .. you build up the base colours or the skin tones normally about 6 layers before you do the mottling and fine detail .. remembering this as to look like a new born so you have a few bluish areas round mouth nose etc then you bake after each coat of paint to seal the paint after that is done you root or paint the hair . I prefer to root it’s mohair and you micro root one hair at a time .. then you fill the limbs with crystal sand it’s a special sand ! You use fibre fill in the body and polly pellets to weigh same with the head it’s a long process but so rewarding as you watch the unpainted head limbs begin to resemble a real baby phewww I know I’ve missed stuff bu thst is basically how it’s done the kits are on eBay if your going to give it a go buy a cheap kit , defo use genisis heat paint and NOT THE AIR DRY ONES .. xxx❤❤❤
 

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I have had a rough go of it lately and have not picked up the charcoal in over 6 months. I got the desire to draw today and this is what became of it:



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I have had a rough go of it lately and have not picked up the charcoal in over 6 months. I got the desire to draw today and this is what became of it:



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That's awesome! Ifind that when I feel the worst working with my hands is the best medicine!
 

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@Zab amazingly beautiful!
Thanx! I'm not that happy, I could have done it better. That's how it works for me, I have a hard time to stop and after I see all the flaws...it's a mini painting, only 15x15 cm and I made it with acrylics. I feel it's harder than oil painting, but it dries fast!
 

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Thanx! I'm not that happy, I could have done it better. That's how it works for me, I have a hard time to stop and after I see all the flaws...it's a mini painting, only 15x15 cm and I made it with acrylics. I feel it's harder than oil painting, but it dries fast!
I know how that is. I am never 100% satisfied by my work. Instead, I can pick out the flaws but also the great things I did well on.

I really like your use of color. The highlights really add great tone.


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Needed something to do with my hands so I found some old plastic toys at a yard sale. Now I'm painting them, sawing them to pieces and giving them new life! I think I need to bling some up too, with glitter, because everyone needs at least one golden pig!
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Needed something to do with my hands so I found some old plastic toys at a yard sale. Now I'm painting them, sawing them to pieces and giving them new life! I think I need to bling some up too, with glitter, because everyone needs at least one golden pig!
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Haha that’s awesome!


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@Zab cool! And neat! And funny. Love the idea

Reminds me of the golden shovel of the new Twin Peaks Season
 
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@Zab -- I just love your art style! Awesome. Thank you, as always, for sharing.

@Sdtb -- what a sweet illustration. So much love there!
 
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Not me personally doing the art, but my boyfriend made this beautiful picture of our new baby, Monty then my dad laser cut him onto slate.
That's awesome!
 
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