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Post by aprilmoonflower on Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:14 pm

I am trying to perfect my teardrops and linework. I really feel like I am at a standstill though with the teardrops! Sometimes they look good but other times sloppy. What brushes do you use? Sad

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Post by Tash on Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:39 pm

I'm pretty much them same as you - good most of the time but sloppy if I get complacent and hurry too much.
I use a #4 round for the main teardrops and swirls and then go in with a #1 or #2 to highlight them.
If I'm doing a littley with a tiny little face I just use #2 for everything.
This post is just another reminder to practice my swirls....ahhhhhhhhh, I don't mind the practicing - it's the clean up I don't like Crying or Very sad

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Post by Debi's Doodles on Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:35 pm

This is with a Royal 6 round brush...sometimes mine look sloppy too..



This one is with a Royal ...um can't see the # cause it has rubbed off but its a bit bigger then the 6 Smile

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Post by Perry Noia on Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:09 pm

I use a snazaroo brush with a red handle... I've been told it's about a 7? It's my favourite brush in the world... I do everything but tiny lines with it.

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Post by jenjenhana on Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:06 pm

I totally hear you on being in a standstill, I felt like I was there a couple months ago. I got a free Aqualon Filbert #8 and I gave teardrops a try with that (thick to thin, it didn't work the other way) and I was like, omg, I just made the perfect teardrop. After collecting myself, I practiced some more. I used the filbert for like, two weeks, and then discovered I like my brushes to be super versatile, so I went back to the rounds. What I did learn though is that I am "heavy handed" so working with a brush that is made with golden taklon worked better for me because it was stiffer.
All in all though, thanks to the filbert experiment, I had new confidence with the teardrop and I didn't think about it so much. That is what really led to good teardrops. Not stressin' it and goin' with the flow. Once I started relaxing, it improved. Now I can make a decent teardrop with any size round brush. study

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Post by JBax on Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:18 am

I like that "once I started relaxing," bit. Cause it's so true. With doing decent outlines, teardrops. The more I think about it, the worse I do. I think I like white taklon the best. I love a #6, but I'm just not great enough to have it do everything I need, so I settle for a 3 or 4.

And I always love your designs, Debi.

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Post by aprilmoonflower on Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:22 am

I am extremely annoyed that I can't get this down. That is probably part of the problem. Going to watch more youtube vids today and more practice! Smile

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Post by Psalmbook on Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:00 am

I'm w/ you April. I like my line work & tear drops, but don't love it yet. My biggest problem is getting the left side of the faces line work to look as good as the rights. Do any of the champs have any suggestions?

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Re: what size/type brushes do you use for teardrops?

Post by Perry Noia on Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:22 am

I'm not a champ by any means, but I've heard several times that if you do your worst side first, then you can match your better side to the other one to keep things the same. I don't generally worry about it all that much, but I'm not a perfectionist (maybe I should be, but I'm not)... I work fast and furious. LOL

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Post by JBax on Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:29 pm

Perry's right... do the bad side first. And really, the kid will like it even if it's not to your standard. I really really want mine to look like Debi's but it doesn't yet. I have not had a kid say to me, "You know face paint lady, it doesn't look like Silly Heather's teardrops." So, if the pressure's off, the teardrops end up looking better. Wierd, huh?

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Post by Psalmbook on Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:05 pm

JBax wrote:Perry's right... do the bad side first. And really, the kid will like it even if it's not to your standard. I really really want mine to look like Debi's but it doesn't yet. I have not had a kid say to me, "You know face paint lady, it doesn't look like Silly Heather's teardrops." So, if the pressure's off, the teardrops end up looking better. Wierd, huh?

Ahhh... to have Silly Heather's teardrops*Dreamy Eyes*
I did do some really cool tribal work last night.

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Re: what size/type brushes do you use for teardrops?

Post by jenjenhana on Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:51 pm

Now THAT's something I get dreamy eyed about!!!

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Post by JBax on Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:05 am

Kick-naughty word tribal. I love doodling.... Where's Ashley? She's the best doodler.

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Post by Lady Jayde on Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:07 pm

I use #3,4 and 6 depending on what I'm doing. Primarily, I use a pointed #3. If I'm doing a tribal pattern, I use a synthetic...in fact I have designated tribal only brushes.

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Re: what size/type brushes do you use for teardrops?

Post by Ashley Pickin on Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:09 pm

a #4... but I can do them with any size pretty much. If you want bigger ones, then use a bigger brush and vice versa.

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