"Well, today I'm going to show you how I make bases. I use Paintshop Pro 7, but any program using layers is fine. As long as you know your program, you should be fine."
Uses a real life picture of a woman and traces for the pose.
"Basemaking is an integral part of dolling, and after you've dolled a while, you might feel compelled to create a base. Many dollers use fancy programs and graphic tablets to create bases, but it's very possible to make a base with just MS Paint and a scanner."