This is how far along I am on Little Red right now. I've given this cloth two coats of gesso with a sanding in between. The cloth wasn't perfectly smooth to begin with so I didn't feel I needed another coat of gesso.
Her hair is Napa Red which I rather like.
SuzieBlu and Mara's doll had black hair. Mara mixed paint to get a softer more real looking black then what comes out of the tube.
I mention that because if you have never done something like this before I highly recommend taking the class. The videos are clear and the voice overs easy to understand. Mara talks about how to stuff, sew, mix your paint for hair and skin colors.
There is also helpful information on how to take the nearly finished doll and make her into a shabby, old, wonderfully loved doll.
I've painted her shirt black because I want to write her story on the shirt in gel pen.
Her boots with have stitched red laces. She will have dry brushed striped tights, of course, a hood and cape and actual strands of hair hanging down.
I still have to create the "nose" effect by sewing between the corners of the eyes. Mara shows you how to do this and get the right effect on the videos.
I'm really pleased with how she looks so far. :)Bea