If you are painting up a batch of Halloween rocks you have to add this simple ghost rock to your to do list! I bet you paint more than one!!
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Here at Rock Painting 101 we really love to show you quick ways to make fun rocks to hide around town. This simple ghost rock painting idea can be done by anyone, no matter how much experience you have painting!
Supplies to Paint this Ghost Rock
This rock is so simple. I am only using 2 paint pens! Black and white extra fine tips. I’m using Artistro today. If you only have black pens you can easily create the white highlights using white acrylic paint and a toothpick!
How to Paint a Simple Ghost 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!
The first step to these little ghost is to lay out the eyes as two ovals, the mouth as a smaller circle, and the outline of most of the body. I like to pinch in a little where the “neck” area would be. Next, create the bottom of your ghost. Create a wavy line where it goes over or under other areas of the line. This will create your folds.
Next, create lines at the outer edges of any of your curves. Direct the lines towards the mouth of the ghost. If they are the bottom curves end them at the top line, as seen in the image above. Last, fill in your shadows and add a couple white highlights! As mentioned in the supply section above if you do not have a white paint pen just use acrylic paint and a toothpick.
Play around with the waves at the bottom for different ghost designs! I created all of these ghosts in the video below so you can see how different bottoms create different folds.
You can also do them in color! I grabbed my glitter Posca pens for these cuties!
How to Paint a Simple Ghost Rock Video Tutorial
See different variations in the folds and other tips in the full video tutorial!
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