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Post by Toya on Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:59 pm

Can someone PLEASE tell me how to make tiger strips and what brush to use? After trying a few times...I've realized it looks much easier than it is.
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Re: Tiger strips

Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:46 pm

When I make tiger stipes, I use a round brush in what ever size will produce the right size of stripe for the design. Usually a #4 or #6. I actually do 3 motions at once when I make tiger stripes.

1) pulling the brush across the skin
2) twirling it from side to side in my fingers
3) changing pressure. I use light pressure at the start then towards the middle I press a little harder to get a nice fat center of the stripe, then at the end I let off so I get a nice tapered point at the end.

Once the line itself is done I usually go back and add some white dots just as accents.

Here are few designs I do that utilize tiger stripes so you can see what mine look like.





For the actual tiger face, it is important to try to follow the curves of the face itself so the design flows better. Hope this helps!

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Re: Tiger strips

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:26 am

This is on my resources page (the "here" in my signature is the link)


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Re: Tiger strips

Post by AngieAnders on Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:33 am

I do mine like Shannon. Start with sharp edge on brush. Make a "cut", press down harder in the center for a fat middle, then let up at the end. Change directions in the thick part of the stripe as desired. Practice practice practice. Smile
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Re: Tiger strips

Post by IamGinaW on Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:00 am

Here's a video of a tiger mask that talks about "Thin, Thick, Thin" lines. The tiger stripes start at 4:55 min into it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtACxtQXKww

Here are a couple of more videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8VkEy40tpk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vecPkc7uf_E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Keu36ViA9Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX3rJd0SOnQ

You'll find they all use the thin-thick-thin (light pressure-press & wiggle-light again or "flick".)
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Re: Tiger strips

Post by LoneWolf on Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:27 am

I like to use a #8 round brush, that way three stripes looks like something Very Happy
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Re: Tiger strips

Post by Psalmbook on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:24 am

I like to do the same thing,but I also like to twirl my brush while painting the lines(it makes for some interesting patterns).
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Re: Tiger strips

Post by Toya on Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:46 pm

Oh my...all the pics are AWESOME!!! I am going to fly home when I get off work so I can try all the different techniques and brushes. Thanks a bunch for the tips. I'll post a pic of my tiger so you all can critique it...if you don't mind.
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Re: Tiger strips

Post by Caswell Designs FP on Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:46 pm

Definately post a pic, nobody minds and critiques help us all grow.
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Re: Tiger strips

Post by ChangingFaceDesigns on Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:31 pm

Here is one that I do

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Re: Tiger strips

Post by freedspirit on Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:26 am

That looks really nice..your doing really well..so much fun when you start to play with different designs.. I really want to buy mark reids fantasy cat book..
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