rock painting anyone?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by lizard of oz, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. This is for the people who love painting rocks, you can post pics of your rocks, tell others designs you have thought of etc.You can see some of mine in my signature.
     
  2. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started rock painting a a year or so ago and loved it! I do mostly animals, but occasionally flowers from time to time.
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    It took me a long time to get this turtle right!
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    These are just a few of the many I've painted. [​IMG]
     
  3. wow I haven't been doing it very long but you do much better than me
     
  4. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I certainly didn't start out that good though! [​IMG] Reading an animal rock painting book was how I first got inspired to paint rocks. I had painted on rocks before, but never thought of painting animals on them. It is a very satisfying medium to work with, as I have found out over time. For some reason, I paint well with acrylics on rocks, but I fail badly when it comes to painting on canvas.
     
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  5. I love that hamster one.
     
  6. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! [​IMG] I gave that one to a relative.
     
  7. What are some of your tricks for detail? I use a toothpick sometimes.
     
  8. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A thin linear brush or detail brush that can be found at craft stores. Long, sweeping strokes with a linear brush create crisp lines; a detail brush helps with tiny fur strokes or a spark of white in the eye.
     
  9. Any tips on shadowing?
     
  10. Or scales, feathers, fur etc?
     

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