I originally created this how to paint a spider tutorial to add to our Halloween rock painting ideas. He has a cute little sign that says BOO! But, as you will see in this rock painting tutorial he can be customized for just about any theme you like!
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Like so many of the rock painting ideas on our site, this tutorial is just a jumping off point! Check out what Valesa, one of our amazing readers, has done with him! I just love all of her seasonal designs!
Supplies to Paint a Spider Rock
For this tutorial I am using black acrylic paint. A #5 round brush (this size can vary depending on the size of your stone). A liner brush. A set of dotting tools. And a white gel pen. All of these supplies can be found in the link below.
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How to Paint a Spider Step-by-Step
Below you will find step by step images on how to create this design. There is a full video tutorial after if you are looking for more details or tips!
First, take your white pen and lay down your spider web. It is much easier to put this down before the spider. Next, using your round brush dab your paint on while turning your rock to give you a near circle body for your spider. Use a liner brush to make your legs. Try adding a little dab of water to your paint to thin it out, this will help you get those nice skinny lines. Keep 2 arms out to hold onto props!
Once the body is dry use dotting tools to create the big whites of the eyes. While the eyes dry add on your decorations. Use a slightly smaller tool to create the blacks on the eyes. After that layer is dry finish up with little white highlights. If you do not have dotting tools you can use pencil erasers or nail heads to create the dots as well!
Painted Spider Video Tutorial
Watch me paint this spider start to finish to get all the tips and tricks!
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