Step-by-Step - 2009 Contest
By popular demand we are continuing our Step by Step contest. This is a perpetual contest due to its popularity and value to beginners. Once we fill up a page with ten step by step designs we automatically will open another round of this contest. We suggest you send in three to five photos along with a text description of each step. We will close this contest when we have ten different step by step designs. We allow a maximum of three entries per person for this contest.
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Contests ends when we have a total of 10 step-by-step entries.
|Sponge white base over face down to the lip, and up to the brow line. Add spots of white for the ears and in center of forehead as shown||Outline what will be the black parts of the mask, ears and markings.||Now fill in the outlined areas with black, at the top, inside ears, and down the cheeks until level with the mouth.||Now outline the eyes, and start pulling black from the forhead down to the insides of the eyes, as pictures. You can use a sponge but I simply used my fingers. Smudge the outlined areas to blur the lines a bit and blend with white parts of the design. If black is too dry, reapply and drag into white with sponge or fingers.||Add a large dog nose, muzzle, mouth and teeth if desired. You can add white highlights to nose to create a "shine" if you like. Paint muzzle with a square-like shape rather than round, to give the illusion of length. Add fur to the outline if you like a more shaggy look.|
|Angie Anders March 9, 2009 #10 link|
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|sponge with white, then blend blue in your sponge and at the front the same a circle started with orange and in the middle yellow||contour the bird with a brush and dark blue , make some details in the wings with dark blue and on the head of the bird with white||around the blue outside lines, take white in your brush and go around the blue, blend with orange and yellow the lips||at the end make drops inside the wings of the bird with white and bring some glitters on|
|Marian Velthuis January 22, 2009 #8 link|
|Using dark gray, paint the body and legs of the spider.||Add some shading where the legs meet the body, on the back of the body, and on the fangs, using black or dark brown.||Add some highlights with white or light gray, especially at the leg joints and some on the body.||Using light brown paint draw in thin shadow lines under the legs and under the body.||Using a dry paintbrush drag out the line of the shadow to smudge it a bit; outline the spider very lightly in black to make it "pop."|
|Cindy Trusty December 11, 2008 #7 link|
Sponge white between the eyes, on the nose and above the lip, take red in your pencil and make the contour of the mask
|Fill the contour and the under lip with red. Take a deeper red and sponge the eyes again||Take black in your pencil and outline the contours of the mask, draw also the nose, bottom lip, tooth and around the mouth black, fill the teeth with white and make the whiskers|
|Marian Velthuis Zwolle, The Netherlands December 11, 2008 #6 link|
|Sponge a base in the colors of your liking. The gender was a surprise so I took different colors.||With light brown draw the lining of the character with a fine brush. Tip: start at the waist and work your way out.||Fill in the character with the right colors.||Add black on the lines and make tig(g)er-stripes. Create some lovely details around to finish.|
|Bernette Dijkhuizen December 11, 2008 #5 link|
For practice, draw a wavy line (shown in blue.) This will act as your guideline for all of the swirls.
Draw your first swirl in the first "valley" of the wavy line. The black swirl shows the direction in which the curl should flow.
|Add another swirl inside of the next "hill" of the wavy line. Connect it with your first swirl.||Continue adding swirls in all of the hills and valleys. The Black line shows how all of the curls should touch and flow away from each other.||When you are comfortable, draw the swirls without the guideline and add tear drops and accent lines as details.|
|Ashley Pickin Hampton, VA December 11, 2008 #4 link|
|Sponge on black around eyes||Sponge white over the edges of the black, with your face scrunched up as much as possible.||Sponge a fairly thick coating of white on the rest of the face. Scrunch up your forehead if you can.||Draw on a wide set of ‘clown lips’ with a bright color red. Draw a thin black line from edge of mouth to outer edge of the lips for a ‘scar’ look. Smudge the lips if you want to look more like the movie version.||Add in more black lines radiating from the eyes in the dark ‘cracks’. Drag some wrinkle lines on your forehead with a damp brush and then sponge on a bright green color in your hair...scrunch it up while damp.|
|Heather Timmons Monument, CO December 11, 2008 #3 link|
|Sponge on a violet base coat. Use purple to make shadows and a dark pink for subtle highlights.||Sponge on black to deepen the shadowy areas and start on the design line work.||
Add more details: Tooth outlines, nostrils, nose bridge and the forehead areas.
Drag a fairly dry, but ‘paint dirty’ brush through the basecoat areas to imply ‘scales’. Fill in the teeth with white. Use dark red, pink and white to highlight the tongue and lower gum line.
|Add white to highlight the nostrils, nose bridge, under the eyes and on some of the scaly portions of the face.|
|Heather Timmons Monument, CO December 11, 2008 #2 link|
Draw a white circle for the head. Add a little rectangle on the bottom for the jaw.
|Draw two little triangles in pink for the bow.||Outline the head in a single black line, drawing a little loop on each side of the jaw. Outline the bow in black.||Using black, draw two little swirls for the eyes, a small upside down heart for the nose, and a loopy line for the teeth.||If you have time, add eyebrows, and swirls around the skull. Optional- Add a touch of glitter to the bow.|
|Ashley Pickin Hampton, VA December 11, 2008 #1 link|