I'm Kata and my English is not perfect, but I hope you will understand me well
I'm customizing dolls for a while and I bought my first 1/6 female some weeks ago. She is the HB001 from Play Toy. I was so excited and I knew I will customize her too.
I like the natural looks on dolls, so at this time I also wanted to create a natural look .
First, I changed her factory hair to a longer one. It was really hard to take off her "wig"! The rerooting is also was hard. My other customized dolls has softer head, but this female wig/scalp was made of a harder material. At the reroot I used synthetic hair.
Here is she after the reroot:
After the reroot I decided I will repaint her face. Her face is smaller to my other customized dolls, so first I just wanted to add some eyeshadow in plus. ...aaand I wanted to soften her eyebrows a bit. I used my watercolor pencils and pastel chalks, but the result was really-really bad! I used a rubber to erase my "work" and I started painting her face again. My second and my third try also was not good. I washed everything off with acetone and I was angry and sad
I took a deep breath and I customized a brush to be as thin as possible. I started to paint her eyes with this thin brush. I used pastel chalks and water. The lines was thinner than the line of the watercolor pencil, so the result was better!
She has some errors, but her new look is fresh, sweet and more natural than the original
At the end I sealed the pastel with a spray sealant and I put glossy varnish to eyes & mouth.
I'm curious for your opinion and I'm gladly help if someone's need my experience.