Painting Bear Fur – Technique Video and Pattern
My painting world opened up when I discovered the Bringle Blender Brushes from Scharff Brushes.
For most of my painting life I have heard and read about using an ol’ scruffy brushes to make fur on animals and leaves on tree tops…..but it takes a long time to ‘create’ an ol’ scruffy brush…..so what do we do in the mean-time ?
…….ah, Scharff. I love you. I love all your brushes but specifically the Oval Bringle Blenders….whether well worn or like new ~ they create the best fur!
and not only are they good for fur they are the ‘bestest’ dry brushes……but that is for another post and another story.
You can purchase the brushes thru www.artbrush.com I do have a favorite set listed under my name if you would like a nice set of brushes…..just sayin’. The specific brushes for this bear fur I used are a 6, 8 or 10 Oval Bringle Blender.
Oh! and if you’re wondering what ‘Bringle’ is….these are brushes created by one of the most talented Artists I know, Ronnie Bringle. I have had the privilege of painting with Ronnie at a few Seminars. She is the best.
So you have your brushes ready…..let’s get started. Click below for a pattern created for you!
and now let’s get started on bear fur, enjoy the video…..and all its quirks!
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I hope what you take away from this video is ~ how to load your brush by wetting and squishing, using a dirty brush of loaded color after color, turning and rotating your brush to not create a perfect pattern….and placement of color, darkest to lightest!
When finishing your design…..it is fun to see whom you will meet at the end of your paintbrush….be creative with noses and eyes….adding personality!
Check out a few acrylic bears on the Acrylic Pattern Page, https://classicamyjoanne.com/acrylic-patterns/, We’ve got Bee Bears, Boo Bears and Beaner Bears!
….and to our SDP Chapters, YES, this would be an awesome memory box painting!
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