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Painting for the artistically
challenged…
By the artistically challenged
Tools
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Head
Sandpaper
Exacto
Sculpey
Brushes
Paint
Finish
Heads
• Good casts make
better finished
product
• Paint will not hide
problems
• Clean and prep as
needed before
starting
Heads
• Patch holes
and smooth
problem
areas
• Bake at 225
for 10
minutes
Heads
• Gently sand
sculpey areas
smooth
• Sand any
other rough
spots
• Fit neckplug
• Remove dust
from head
Paint
• Acrylic’s
• Delta Ceramcoat,
Folkart, Apple
Barrell (no
Americana)
• Cheap
• Washable
• Easy to mix
Brushes
• Taklon synthetic
• #6 or #8 for flesh/hair
• #0 for eyebrows, facial
hair, etc…
• 10/0 spotter for eyes
and detail
• Cheap brushes cause
mental health problems
• Clean after each use
• Replace often!
Getting Started
• Organize yourself
• Place for brushes,
paints, painted
heads, tools
Prime?
• Color heads
• Slick heads
• Prime white if
needed
Painting
• Flesh first
• #6 or #8 brush
• Thin coats, one at a
time. Let dry
between coats.
• DO NOT GLOB
• Use Exacto to pick
bits that show up
after first coat when
dry
Painting
• After 3 coats of
Flesh
Painting
• Hair next
• #6 or #8 brush
• Don’t worry about
perfection yet
• This is one coat,
several coats may
be needed
Painting
• #0 brush, rough in
eyebrows and eye
whites
• Only one coat on
the eye whites at
this time
Painting
• #10/0 brush add
black eyeliner
• #10/0 brush, clean
up hairline with
flesh
• Don’t worry if you
have to fix your fix
Painting
• #10/0 brush add
black eyeliner
• #10/0 brush, clean
up hairline with
flesh
• Don’t worry if you
have to fix your fix
Painting
• #10/0 brush, Touch up
eye whites
• #10/0 brush, Touch up
Flesh around eyeliner
and eyebrows
• Fix your fixes
Painting Eyes
• #10/0 brush, Add first
circle if needed.
• Let Dry
Painting Eyes
• #10/0 brush, Add 2nd
layer, eyecolor
• Let Dry
Painting Eyes
• #10/0 brush, Add
black circle
• Let Dry
Painting Eyes
• #10/0 brush, Add
white glint
• Let Dry
• Touch up where
needed
Painting Eyes
• If all else fails….
• EZ Eyes!
Painting Eyes
• If all else fails….
• EZ Eyes!
• http://www.archertransfers.
com
Finishing
• Brush on Matte
Varnish
• Old #6 or #8 brush
• Light coat, thin as you
go
• Spray finish is an
option
Mixing Paint-Megoflesh
• Store bought
Peachy flesh
• Brown
• Yellow
• Red
Mixing Paint-Blonde
• Tan (Brown/White)
• Yellow
Makeup
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Extend liner
Add eye shadow
Lipstick
Blush- Use old #6
brush and dab on
color
• Re-dab with flesh
Too much work?
• www.tigersbonemachine.com
• [email protected]

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