Art imitating life! Woman creates eerily realistic baby dolls that look SO lifelike people regularly confuse them for living, breathing newborns
- Susan Gibbs, 49, from Canada, paints silicone baby dolls known as 'reborns'
- She first began painting the dolls in 2010 and discovered she had an uncanny talent for making the creations look incredibly lifelike
- The artist began making the dolls after purchasing several for herself and realizing just how expensive it would be to collect them
- It takes her up to four weeks to finish the dolls, which she paints layer by layer to create lifelike skin, before adding the hair follicle by follicle
- Susan now sells the dolls online - where they can go for close to $8,000 a piece - but she says she struggles to let them go sometimes because they are so real
By Dailymail.Com Reporter
Published: 16:31 EDT, 6 October 2020 | Updated: 16:33 EDT, 6 October 2020
Meet the women who paints human baby dolls and makes them look so life-like, that she sometimes struggles to let them go.
Susan Gibbs, 49, a silicone artist from Canada, has been painting newborns since 2010 and said she feels like a 'proud mama' when she sees the finished result – even keeping three recent creations for her personal collection after bonding with them 'big time'.
Susan told Jam Press: 'I always loved dolls when I was little and I wished they made them more realistic.
Precious: Artist Susan Gibbs, from Canada, creates incredibly realistic-looking baby dolls, known as newborns
Spot the difference: The 49-year-old paints silicone dolls to make them look just like real-life babies, and ends up with such lifelike results that people can't tell the difference
Creative: Susan began painting the dolls back in 2010, having discovered 'reborns' online and buying a few for herself
Pricey: The dolls can cost thousands of dollars a pop, so Susan decided to try her hand at making her own
'Proud': The creative woman says she struggles to sell the dolls sometimes because they look so lifelike and she forms a close bond with them