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Old 05-03-2004, 04:32 PM   #1
Jean Kelly Jean Kelly is offline
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Painting hairy arms




Okay, before you think I'm making another bad joke here, this is serious! I'm currently painting a portrait of a very hairy guy (Steve). I bought a set of very cheap bristle brushes and cut them all up so I had very ragged, shaggy tips. Now I'm playing around with them and trying to get the look of believable, curly hair on his arms. It still looks a little clumpy, do I need to use a lot more medium?

Are their any other suggestions on achieving this illusion without painting every single hair.

I'll post a picture later of my attempts.

Grateful for tips
Jean
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Old 05-03-2004, 05:07 PM   #2
Allan Rahbek Allan Rahbek is offline
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Thought u vere in the monkey business.

Take a look at "Janni & Freja" page 2 under Works in progress. The hair on Freja
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Old 05-03-2004, 07:42 PM   #3
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HeeHee, Steve is more of a gorilla. This is wiry, curly, grey hair, not the same quality as your grandaughter's soft baby hair. I was considering using a toothbrush and literally scratching into the paint. I'm still playing.

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