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Monster High Repaint Tutorial Page 2

  

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7. Once I seal the head again (two more coats), I begin detailing the face. I use very sharp watercolor pencils to make thin lines. Apply the strokes very lightly, it's easier to darken them if you need. If you mess up, you can erase them lightly with a white eraser without damaging the pastel underneath.

 

8. I've drawn a light outline for the eye shape and creases, as well as the lines on the outside of the mouth.

 

9. I've applied what I call "markers" for the eye color with watercolor pencil as well. This helps me place the acrylic colors where I would like them. It also makes it easier to fill in the whites of the eyes with paint.

 

10. When you apply the whites of the eyes, use acrylic thinner (or water) and apply in very light, even strokes so the paint doesn't become blotchy. Wait for each coat to dry completely before applying another on top.

 

11. A dotting tool is an amazing way to get perfectly round pupils and eye highlights. I don't know what I'd do without mine, haha.

 

12. Following my watercolor pencil outlines, I apply the acrylic using my 18/0 brush in smooth strokes with light coats. I build up smooth layers until I reach my desired effect.

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Taken on March 2, 2012