Originally posted by pgetha:
I love the mane. How did you accomplish that look. Brush? Other? Manes are difficult but you did a very nice job.
I did the mane in different stages.
But I used a fan brush stiff bristles first
a size 4 & 4, using gesso. It's a matter of getting a nice swing and starting with a harder pressing down and swing and loosening the pressure to the tips of the hair.
Sounds weird the way I am explaining I'm sure.
I start the fan brush with the whole full brush and twist it as I go to the side making a narrower stroke!
I used a little blue with gesso and translucent gel to get the highlights in the mane. I let it dry and layer using the same tequnique but smaller brushes every step.
At the end I use a soft watercolor brush and load it thick with gel/gesso mixture and slightly brush n individual clumps of hair.
I think lots has to do with using gel & gesso in what I do with the mane here.
Well I did my best to explain a little, I am not that good with words.
I am going to post a couple of detail pix.