My First Try At Painted Hair :)

Ok, so this is my first real try at painted hair…please let me know what you think…I really value all of your opinons! Also please give me suggestions as to how I can make it better Thanks for peeking everyone!

WOW! Some of the best I have seen! You did an awesome job! Tell us how you did it please!

I have actually come to like the painted hair better when it looks good like that! No matting up!

Wow that is beautiful!! I have seen some people go over their strokes with matte varnish to create a 3-d effect. I have never done painted hair because I am a chicken! I too would love to see you do a tut on this. Awesome job!

Beautiful! Love it!!!

Wow, it looks fantastic! You’ve made it look real.

Beautiful job!

It looks very natural! Very Beautiful! Would love to see a tutorial!

Wow, you are obviously a natural. Well done. Looking forward to seeing more.

Very natural! I love it!

Amazing …great job!

Fantastic!!! Tutorial please! First you have beautiful rooted hair, now beautiful painted hair. Sigh…

wow…Thats beautiful…i can hardly believe that is painted hair…wow…
i am not to big on the painted hair alone…i love when they paint it then root it…i think it gives it that real look because alot of baby’s have very short tiny strands under their hair and i just think it looks more realistic…
but wow…your painted hair covers it all…the wisp in the front is amazing…
ok now please share your techniques…i’d love to be able to do that…its just awesome…beautiful job…wow…i am in a daze here looking at your pics…
oh and the baby is adorable…who is it…?

All I have to say is wow!


Fantastic job!!!

I am jealous! lol It’s absolutely stunning!

Wow great job! Best painted hair I have seen! I painted one for a play doll, not nearly as good as yours…wish I had seen yours before I painted.


Aww thank you all sooo much!! You are all too sweet! I’m really glad you like it, I was so nervous painting it lol! All I did was take a small liner brush and paint stroke after stroke of hair on the head. It does take quite a while but not as long as rooting takes me lol! I used raw umber for most of the strokes, but then I used burnt umber on top of those strokes. I then used a filbert brush to make the thicker lines like you see throughout the head. I hope this helps you all! I really love painting the hair much more than rooting…especially with the way Ebay prices are right now Painting it is a lot easier for me

elikless…Yes, I do love the 3d look from the matte varnish I am planning on building up some layers, so I’m crossing my fingers that it sets properly and won’t look chalky lol!

Christine…It was my first attempt but I was sooo nervous doing it lol! I think you should give it another try, you would do a great job It really does take a while, but I only baked it once (after I was finished). It’s just lots and lots of painting strokes, so it does get tiring lol!

Fran…Thank you so much for your compliments!! This baby is Grace by Angela Harris!

Elizabeth…I didn’t use a pencil but I have seen people use those prisma pencils and it does look nice! I actually just used Genesis paint!