Is This Baby's Nose Too Big?

Decorating By crl Updated 8 Dec 2009 , 3:39am by cylstrial

crl Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 7:18pm
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I am trying to get back in to making people figures. I used a current tutorial from Lorraine McKay for making the faces look more realistic, but I don't think I hit the mark. What do you think--is the nose too big for this baby's face? Also, is there anyone out there who is as skilled as Lorraine that can give tips on how to "style" hair with fondant? I am all thumbs when it comes to that.
LL

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cheesecakes-galore Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 7:30pm
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That is too cute! I think it looks adorable, and I personally do not think the nose looks too big. But maybe some of the experts on here can help you better than me (just an admirer for figures).

Texas_Rose Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 7:31pm
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It's really cute. You're right, though, the nose is a bit big. I would make the nose just a dot, no defined nostrils, and also next time, maybe put the eyes and the ears a bit lower down. But it's a great figure icon_biggrin.gif I like the way the feet look like they're kind of grabbing onto each other, my kids' feet always did that when they were babies.

LaBellaFlor Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 7:31pm
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Thats really, really cute, but yeah, she has somewhat of a big piggy nose. But she still is so cute. I think she looks fine in every other way, hair as well.

sweetneice Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 7:38pm
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I agree with the previous posters, your work is great! She's adorable! Good job miss lady! Keep it up!

Uniqueask Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 7:41pm
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She is very cute, I love her, maybe a tiny bit smaller for the nose, but an overall great job.

Margieluvstobake Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 7:46pm
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If I did not know that your concern was over the nose, I would never have looked at the picture and thought "Gee, that nose is too big". You're just stressing over it because it is yours. The baby is really cute.

2SchnauzerLady Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 7:55pm
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

I would make the nose just a dot, no defined nostrils, and also next time, maybe put the eyes and the ears a bit lower down.




I agree it's so adorable. Maybe go about 1/2 size on the nose, that way you could still do nostrils.
I remember an art teacher in grade school taught us to draw faces - she had us draw an oval and divide the oval into 4 equal parts, placing the the bottom line of the eyes on the cross line. Hope that makes sense.
Penny

2SchnauzerLady Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 7:58pm
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But then again, it depends on the look you're going for - she is so cute - and I don't think any recipient would think the nose is too big - they would only think about how cute she is.

Dizzymaiden Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 8:03pm
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Had to read this post...great subject line. I think her nose is cute-to me when the baby looks to real it weirds me out.

Great job- so neat and the colors are very pretty.

DeeDelightful Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 8:20pm
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I think she's cute, kind of exaggerated like some baby dolls are. Maybe you could do a little flat dot for a nose, if you are not happy with it.

gabitusm Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 5:48pm
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Originally Posted by crl

I used a current tutorial from Lorraine McKay for making the faces look more realistic, but I don't think I hit the mark.




She is so pretty, she just has a big nose... LOL. Did you use an online tutorial or something else?

Thank you

laidbackluvvie Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 6:02pm
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hi crl i too am just trying out lorraines tutorials and have thought just the same as you i loved my baby but thought the nose was too big but looking at yours i think its cute and fits in with the theme, i am going to try the tips you have been given and go from there. well done

JenniferMI Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 8:45pm
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It's adorable. If it's dry, I would not change it. But maybe next time, just a tad smaller. But it really is cute!

Jen icon_smile.gif

Cathy26 Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 10:57pm
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realy really good attempt - the actual postion of the figure is perfect, the painted eyes, the pose, and hair are all brilliant. maybe the nose could be a little smaller but if i got it on my cake i would be well pleased. icon_smile.gif

ps hair is my downfall too, its really hard icon_sad.gif

kkitchen Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 11:13pm
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Color the nose with a little pink petal/ luster dust - it will make it look like she has a cold - boo boo. But she is too adorable.

Price Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 11:18pm
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I think Lorraine's work is amazing and she is a wonderful teacher. Your figure is really cute. I use my sugar*craft gun for making hair.

rainbow_kisses Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 11:28pm
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I think she is so cute. I have hair issues to so I was advised to use a garlic press and attach a few (2 or 3) strands at a time but still have not fully mastered it. my only attempt this way was on my angels christmas cake.

crl Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 4:07am
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Thank you all for the nice comments and the tips for improvement. I really appreciate them. I know it's a matter of practice. Maybe some day we could talk Lorraine in to doing a tutorial for how she does hair.

Gabitusm - Lorraine McKay (known as aine2 on CC) has step by step tutorials for sale on her website. They are well worth the money.

Uniqueask Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 10:20pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by crl

Thank you all for the nice comments and the tips for improvement. I really appreciate them. I know it's a matter of practice. Maybe some day we could talk Lorraine in to doing a tutorial for how she does hair.

Gabitusm - Lorraine McKay (known as aine2 on CC) has step by step tutorials for sale on her website. They are well worth the money.




Her website, is www.extraicing.co.uk

psmith Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 10:34pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Margieluvstobake

If I did not know that your concern was over the nose, I would never have looked at the picture and thought "Gee, that nose is too big". You're just stressing over it because it is yours. The baby is really cute.




I was thinking the same thing. I wouldn't have even noticed the nose. It is adorable!!!

gabitusm Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 11:33pm
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Thanks!!! I can't wait to try them out!

bettinashoe Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 11:58pm
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Your figure is fine. Having taken a number of classes from Lorraine, she always says "they're not supposed to look real; they're cartoonish." You may want to try to make the nose a little less "round" by making the middle tip up or pinch in a little. Doesn't have to be done--it looks great the way it is but if that's the only thing you see when you look at it you can always work with it! Good job!

cylstrial Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 3:39am
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I think your little figure is adorable!!

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