How to Face Paint - Step 6: Thin to Thick Face Painting Lines

One of the most basic techniques that can be applied to every style of line work is the “thin to thick” technique. The more pressure you put on your brush, the more your brush will spread. Also, more pressure means that a larger surface of the brush will be in touch with the skin. This creates wider/thicker strokes. The less pressure you put on your brush the thinner the lines will be. Using a combination of both you can achieve “thin to thick” lines.

To master this technique you must first know how to start and end your line work. We talked about the landing and taking off technique on our previous post: "How to face Paint: Introduction to line Work".

This technique can be used when doing swirls, teardrops, or any other kind of line work. Adding different thickness to your line work makes designs look more professional and it gives them a nicer overall look. There are of course occasions where you will need to keep your lines looking even; that is the case when you are making designs like robots.

This technique can be done not only with a round or line brush, but also with angle brushes, dagger brushes and even flat brushes.

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