After softening her nose and lips a bit I was able to matte baby Alanna!
This is the picture that I used mostly for color tone:
As you see, my photos were challenging!
I had a few of them in front of me while I painted, just to refer back and forth to them to create the tone that best resembled the real Alanna.
Here she is matted and with a sprig of one of the colors of hair I will use on her.
(Since I do not have very good hair pictures, I am going off the description that her mom tells me that her hair color was: brown, red, blonde.
I forgot to finish her nails so I will be doing that this morning along with some final touches on her matte.
This head is SUPER HARD but heating it softens it, so that that is what I will be doing: heating the head to root it.
Sweet, chunky girl!