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Post by mrskelly on Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:31 pm

So I have spent a lot of time in the last six months practicing my lines and teardrops. I suddenly came to the conclusion that I can only do them backwards? As in tail first then to a round finish. I can't seem to do it the other way because I end up with a pointy end not a round one.... Does anyone have any solutions, similar experiences etc? Im also wondering if its my brushes.
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Re: Teardrops dilemma

Post by LittleMonsters on Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:24 am

What size brushes are you using?
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Re: Teardrops dilemma

Post by Kal on Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:41 am

Flicking motion.
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Post by Talie on Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:23 am

I actually learnt ik that way during face painting class; tail first than the finish! I m now also having issues with doing it the "right" way.
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Re: Teardrops dilemma

Post by jlirie on Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:17 pm

as little monsters mentioned, brush size will affect it. a fatter round brush with a good point helps.

plop the brush down in one place so the fatter portion makes a rounder beginning, then lift up as you drag it, to get the pointy tail.

things that could make the beginning of the teardrop pointy are not pressing the brush down enough or dragging it too soon.

i think both ways are right, in fact, although i do teardrops front ways, i like the effect of the backward method.
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Post by mrskelly on Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:33 am

These are such good things to here, and LittleMonsters I was thinking that my brushes were too skinny and pointed. I have been looking for a true round brush but they are a bit harder to come by were I live. Regional Australia does make it somewhat harder to get what I need. I will look a bit harder for a 'fatter' brush
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Re: Teardrops dilemma

Post by jlirie on Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:33 pm

good luck and keep practicing Smile
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Re: Teardrops dilemma

Post by rthling on Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:44 pm

What's wrong with doing them tail first? I've seen many pros do it that way. As long as they are where you want them and look how you want them to look, who cares?
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Re: Teardrops dilemma

Post by Kris5115 on Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:31 am

I do them either way depending on the design. I don't think either is right or wrong and both have benefits.
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Re: Teardrops dilemma

Post by Forest-Fairy on Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:44 pm

press, pull, lift while pulling, and flick. The end is supposed to be pointy lol.
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Re: Teardrops dilemma

Post by Miss Ronnie on Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:43 pm

As a matter of fact, Marcela (Mama Clown) teaches a class on FABA tv that deals solely with teardrops. She encourages you to practice doing teardrops both ways. I am able to do both ways (with practice, of course)....
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