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Post by summers4seasons on Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:31 am

I printed off a bunch of designs I googled (assortment of wings, tribals and silhouette fairies) that I have been tracing with tracing paper every day to improve my line work. It has helped me a lot! It makes it easy to see which brushes are easiest for which strokes as well as seeing how some of the designs need to come together.

What about you guys? What have you done to improve your technique?
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Post by michellesfantasyfaces on Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:49 am

practice, practice, practice..mostly on my hand or arm..
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Post by Amy Moon on Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:34 am

are you tracing them using a pencil or a brush?
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Post by summers4seasons on Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:44 am

Brushes. All kinds of brushes so I can learn to handle them all better.
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Post by Psalmbook on Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:45 pm

I just paint swirls & twirls, tribals & teardrops on my arm. I also practice blending w/ a brush & w/ a sponge & play w/ colors to see what looks good together. Just play!
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Post by Lady Jayde on Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:32 pm

Practice...practice...practice...

And when I think I have it down...

I practice some more.

I'm waiting till the day comes when line quality will be all muscle memory for me.
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Post by debranewmanart on Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:53 pm

looks good!

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Post by Fun2Play on Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:40 am

summers4seasons wrote:I printed off a bunch of designs I googled (assortment of wings, tribals and silhouette fairies) that I have been tracing with tracing paper every day to improve my line work. It has helped me a lot! It makes it easy to see which brushes are easiest for which strokes as well as seeing how some of the designs need to come together.

What about you guys? What have you done to improve your technique?

What a great idea!
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Post by eva on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:52 am

I also think it's a wonderful Idea. I think I may try this with some flowers to see if I can up my flower skills. They are not so good right now.
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Post by HappyVickery on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:50 pm

That is a good idea. . .It might help with muscle memory to do it the exact same way every time. Like if you had a whole sheet of the same design. . .I might try that! Right now, I just practice on my arm or leg. Thanks for the tip Smile
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Post by rthling on Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:06 am

NOTHING!!! I am just naturally talented.

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

TOTALLY just kidding!

(slinking off to practice some more...)
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Post by Creations on Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:05 pm

LOL diane
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Post by kat on Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:47 pm

I want to have _____'s muscle memory, or _____'s muscle memory... heh

I'd list names, but... there are SO many talented artists here, I'm afraid that I might leave someone out!

Some day.
I keep telling myself...

I told someone the other day I was getting so familiar with my arm that I almost considered giving it a pet name.... affraid

hey, if the guy in the movie that was stranded on a deserted island can do it, so can I.... "wilson"

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Post by shimmer20 on Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:31 am

Where exactly did you find the stencils? What sites. I am struggling withline work like tiger stripes and tear drops now.
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Post by summers4seasons on Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:50 pm

I would just use google images and search "tiger stripes" ect. That way you can sort through for what you want quickly.

Good luck!
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Post by Pilareta on Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:23 pm

rthling wrote:NOTHING!!! I am just naturally talented.

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

TOTALLY just kidding!

(slinking off to practice some more...)

Jajajaaaa.It was soooo funny.
I usually use my leg (more skin to practice than my arm Wink )
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