Adding Toenails to Cloth Doll Toes
Three weeks ago I showed you my efforts to add toes to a cloth doll foot and leg pattern.
Today I have been experimenting with drawing toenails on soft sculptured doll toes. I have learned to use an air soluble pen when I draw anything on a cloth doll. When I am happy with the results I trace over the drawing with permanent ink, pencil, or paint.
In this picture you can see my two tries for adding toenails. For the first foot I outlined the nails with air soluble pen. Then I went over those lines with a waterproof brown pen. I filled in the nails with light orange pencil. For the second foot I colored over the first lines with waterproof red pen and then used the same pen to fill in the nails. I am not completely satisfied, but I am making progress. My doll toes designs are taking longer than I had planned, but I am always surprised at how long doll designing takes.