Just wondering for future babies how to paint sparse hair. I can’t seem to put the brush down. ty
Here’s a sparse painting I did some time ago. I used Prismacolor pencils however. I do very light short strokes.
For me, sparsely painted hair is almost as hard as sparsely rooted hair. Try to paint single hairs on the entire head about 1/4" apart, resisting the urge to add more. Then go back and fill in the same way.
That’s my issue too!
My biggest issue is getting a natural curve to the hairs. I want mine to look like @quiltsabunch and they never even come close.
That looks awesome! I always want to try those too
Prisma pencils were the key for me! You could do the whole thing with Prismas if you wanted to. I second the short strokes…you don’t want to even have the illusion of longer pieces, so less “connecting” of the hairs since you want to be able to still see a lot of the scalp.
Beautiful!! I’ve been doing Prisma and Love them, but just hoping to get a grip with getting that effect with paint. So many do and I’m hoping they will share
Cool!! Do ya’ll dip the pencils in thinner? Does that help with kind of making them more of a painted look? I have no idea on how to explain. LOL
No dipping for me. I just lightly draw with prisma then go over it with thinner, bake, repeat till it looks okay OR I paint over it.
No dipping. You can achieve this result with paint. Just thin it more or use pale color.
Happens to me too. I always think just a bit more.
This is wonderful ‘new baby hair’!!
I have the same problem! I always tell myself I’m going to do it different the next time, and it turns out the same
What color pencils do you recommend? Darker for head and lighter around the face?