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Post by Sparklyone on Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:15 pm

Am I the only one who has this problem? I paint a batman and it looks fairly decent. Then I look at the pic later and it is BAD. Like completely crooked and I forgot to create wings on the top so it looks like Batman is drying off from the shower in a big towel, lol. Even my superhero mask which is so simple went all cockeyed on me (granted I had been painting for 7 nonstop hours but still...). Seriously, what is wrong with me that I can't see this while I'm doing it? Embarassed No

How do you remember to keep the proper shape and lines? This is so embarrassing but I need to learn what to do differently... the kids were happy but I know I can give them better than this! Embarassed Razz cyclops


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Post by earthorange on Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:01 pm

I watched Vi's (sparklingfaces) batman YouTube video a while ago, and I'm pretty sure she shows how to start off with tiny dots to mark where the points will be before you paint any lines. I found it helpful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhLjPhzAQgs&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:38 pm

Do you remember if they moved a lot while you were painting?

I did a few Hello Kitty masks last week and one little girl was clutching her mom(mom was painted first and sat her in her lap) while I painted her. When I presented the mirror, I realized one side was way wonky. She had moved a few times and I could not get to that side of her face very well. It happens!

Most people don't even notice!

Honestly, I think all 3 are great!
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Post by wmeventservices on Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:28 pm

I always visually measure from certain facial features. If the wing comes above the eye one inch on one side, it should be one inch on the other side as well. It's easy to go crooked if you don't pay close attention to your proportions and angels.
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Post by Sparklyone on Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:55 pm

Thank you so much gals! Vi's video tute was REALLY helpful - I can't wait to practice now! I'm painting at a party this weekend and hope to get some much better masks going. Smile

The last boy wasn't moving but it was my last face after 8 hours, lol. Both of the batman boys were talking, I remember the middle one was really chatty and his mom was even telling him to stop talking. Definitely makes it more challenging! cyclops


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Post by HappyVickery on Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:10 am

I agree that measuring from certain points on their face is very helpful. I think we all get a little lopsided from time to time Smile Next time, you will watch your placement more closely. Then when you get the pictures back that will be fine, but you'll see something else you think you can make better. Then you will work on that. Bottom line is the kids were happy Smile Look at those smiles in all of the picutres! They had no idea that it was crooked, they just knew for that moment they were a super hero, and you were the one that helped them become one Smile Great job!
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Post by Ashley Pickin on Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:41 am

I'm not sure quite how to explain it.. but I think that it helps that I draw the batman on first and then fill in the line and around the eyes. that way you see what it's looking like as you draw it.
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Post by saloner on Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:58 am

I had that problem, then I changed the design (I got the idea from someone else) and now I don't have any problems. I don't have it in my gallery here but I do on my website.
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Post by anniel on Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:04 pm

I like batman, but have a friend who does the ear-ed mask instead when things get busy, since it's easier...you can do it in black with highlights, or blue...
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Post by Psalmbook on Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:02 pm

FYI, all kids that want Batman are squirmers... it's a theory & I'm sticking to it!
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Post by Jody Rife on Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:17 am

I seriously got so tired of painting batman and Spidey that I took them off my choices board for a couple of gigs! I also agree with Linda's theory! LOL
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Post by Angi on Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:42 am

I love painting that batman. I paint the circle of the head first just SLIGHTLY above the eyebrows. If you make sure to get the circle of your head low enough the wings can sweep up and out as if flying. I also love the liquid bling around it, it tops it off perfectly. I did one in navy blue with silver bling the other day and the colors were just as pretty. Good Luck!
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Post by saloner on Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:47 pm

Hi Angie....You aren't far from me.....do you have a web site to see it? Would love to see you batman.
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Post by Tash on Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:25 pm

Ashley Pickin wrote:I'm not sure quite how to explain it.. but I think that it helps that I draw the batman on first and then fill in the line and around the eyes. that way you see what it's looking like as you draw it.

yeah that.

Line it out first.
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Post by Angi on Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:15 pm

Hi Saloner! Facebook me at The Enchanted Brush-Angi Mills my gallery is there and I did a little tutorial on myself for you. I look like crap but my kids didn't want their faces painted again today! LOL
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Post by Manabanana on Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:48 pm

I liked you facebook page Angi. Smile ManaArt Face & Body Painting is my husband's and mine. What a Face (he is Mr. Meanie on the forum)
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Post by Angi on Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:22 am

Beautiful Roses Manabanana!
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Post by estelle on Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:44 am

I make smaller head and I dig a little above the wings so that it is not too heavy on the face
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Post by Psalmbook on Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:07 pm

Here's my squirmy batman. DFX Metallic blue really makes him pop. I paint he whole thing w/ a 1" or a 1/2 " filbert brush(depending on the size of the kids face).
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Post by Manabanana on Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:22 pm

Thanks Angie, Love all your bling.
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