Ok, I know I’ve posted a lot of BJD stuff lately, but I swear it’s not a new thing. I recently did some work on a friend’s doll who came with non-matching extra hands…and only 1 hand that actually matched the body >.< Customizing to the rescue!
The hand in the middle is the matching hand. The hands on the wrists were originally white skin. I covered them in a semi-transparent glaze of liquid acrylic to tint them to match the body, added a little bit of pastel between the fingers for shading, and then sealed them with a light matte spray coating.
This is the method I used to blend Alice Omega‘s white sculpted zombie parts to the rest of her face. It’s a lot more play friendly than airbrushing and pastels, and gives a much more even result than building up layers of pastels over a large area.
The one drawback is that this method works much better going from light to dark than dark to light…but since very few dolls come in any shade I would remotely consider to be ‘dark’ that shouldn’t be much of a problem!