These little grumpy monsters will still make you smile! They are super easy to paint so you can make a bunch to hide around town!

adorable grumpy monster design

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This is the perfect quick design to create! Whether you paint rocks for random acts of kindness to hide or you just want a cute design to add to you next art project these monsters are really easy to create!

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Supplies for Kindness Rock Painting

If you are creating these grumpy monsters on rocks here is a list of supplies. However, you can take this design and create it with any medium on any medium you want!

First, you will need rocks. You will also need paints. Whether you use paint pens (I am using fine tip Posca for colors extra fine tip for outlines) or acrylics and brushes is up to you. Pick what ever colors you like for you monsters. You will also need white and black. For the lining I suggest an extra fine tip paint pen.

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Creating Grumpy Monsters 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!

Start by color blocking your monsters. You can use any colors you like for this! Make sure you create an arch between the bottom and top colors. Next, add on your first layer for your eye, or eyes, and tooth, or teeth. Once that layer dries you will most likely want to add a second coat.

how to paint grumpy monsters step by step

Using an extra fine tip paint pen outline your monster. A bumpy edge gives him a bit of a furry look. Make sure to give him an eyebrow(s)! The angle of the eyebrows can really make his look so you can doodle them on paper first to decide how to do them. I created them in downward angles. Finally add in those pupils and you’re done!

  • If you are using this tutorial to paint a rock, make sure to seal your painted rocks before putting them out into the world!

Painted Monster Rock Video Tutorial

If you need a few more details check out this full video tutorial.

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