L to R: Finn (#2 sculpt painted by Pat Green), Reece (#2 sculpt factory painted Ana with enhanced eyes by me), Ellie (#1 sculpt painted by Dianna Effner) and Gem (#2 sculpt painted by Dianna Effner)
Below the girls have moved around in the line- up and you can see the differences to their 'skin' tone. Gem, the new girl, now shown second from left, has a darker skin tone than Ellie and Finn, but is very similar in shade to Reece, the factory painted girl shown second from right.
Here, below, are my three #2 sculpt girls together, L to R, Finn painted by Pat Green, Gem painted by Dianna Effner and Reece, factory painted girl. Although all three girls are the same sculpt, the #2 or the 'Asian' sculpt as I believe Dianna originally named it, because of the different ways in which they've been painted, they look fairly different. Finn in particular looks less Asian, maybe purely because she has lighter eyes, as we tend to associate darker eyes with Asian people.
The two brown eyed #2 sculpts, Reece left (factory painted) and Gem (painted by Dianna Effner) Seeing the two girls side by side you can see that they do look very Asian with their lovely almond shaped eyes. Some people don't consider the factory painted girls to be of the same 'calibre' as the handpainted ones, and although I appreciate that a lot of work goes into the handpainting of the eyes, I have to say that I'm incredibly happy with my little factory painted girl. As far as I'm concerned she is every bit as lovely as the handpainted girls! :) Although I admit I'm prejudiced!
Below we have my two girls painted by Dianna Effner, Ellie the #1 sculpt on the left and Gem, #2 sculpt on the right. Dianna painted Ellie in February 2014 and Gem is an older girl, having been painted in November 2010. The difference in their 'skin' tone in this photo is very obvious to see. Ellie has a lighter 'rosier' complexion whilst Gem has a more olive skin tone. Both girls have brown eyes but Gem's are definitely very dark, almost black and her eyebrows are very fine compared to Ellie's thicker, darker ones. I do feel very privileged to have both girls as I believe the waiting list for one of Dianna's handpainted dolls is at least 2 years!
Here are some individual photos of the girls ~ Gem:
Ellie, not a great photo though!
Reece, looking very serious!
And Finn, looking startled! I have struggled with finding just the right wig for Finn and have another currently on order. I hope that when it arrives it will be perfect for her. I don't like the wig in the photo below, it looks too 'big' for her although it is her size!!
Finally, as requested, we bring little Pip (Ten Ping by Ruby Red Galleria) into the equation! She looks very tiny in comparison to the Little Darlings but I do think with her Asian look she makes a cute little sister for Gem!
I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the girls together and the comparisons. If you'd like to see any other comparisons then please let me know in the comments and if I can, I will do them for you!
Thanks for looking and gave a great weekend!