Use a medium thick brush to paint on some white eyebrows above the eyes. Use the line of the person's actual eyebrow as a guide. However, make sure that you lift the brush at the end of each stoke in order to create point that resembles the pattern on a tiger's face.
Add brush strokes around the mouth to create the whiskers with white paint. If you lift the brush as you come to the end of each stroke and flick the tip of the brush slightly, you will achieve the pointed look necessary to make the whiskers clear and life-like.
In this step, we have reached the moment when we need to begin adding the white stripes across the face that the tiger is so well known for. Start your brush strokes at the outer edge of the orange paint and drag them in towards to nose. A tiger's face doesn't have joined striped in the centre of the face, so this effect needs to be re-created as well as possible. Lift the brush as you drag it to create the tapered look to the stripes that the tiger has with ease.
Place a fine line of white with a smaller brush underneath each eye as these stripe markings are very important to capturing a life-like version of a tiger's face. Then, use some black paint to add a nose. Follow the natural flare of the nostrils of the person that you are painting and this will help to ensure that both sides are even. For this you will need a thinner brush too.
Use the same black and the same brush to add a line from under the nose to the top lip. Ensure that this line gets larger as you go down the face in order to incorporate the top lip as you arrive to this point on the face.
Paint both lips black and then add black stripes in the same way as the white ones, but use a thinner brush with the black so that the face doesn't become to full of stripes and nothing else.The number of stripes is down to personal preference, but too many can make the tiger face design unrecognizable.
Use a very thin brush to add small dots above the top lip in black and to run a very thin outline around the white whiskers and eyebrows that you have already painted. This effect will give more definition to the face and make the design more recognizable.
The final touch is to add a sprinkling of glitter. Due to the nature of the colours, gold looks the best and around the edge of the face works wonders for adding sparkle for a party kind of vibe. Avoid working too closely to the eyes with glitter for obvious reasons. In fact, glitter gel, as opposed to loose glitter, is normally a better choice of material as it is easier to control.
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