This little bumblebee is the third published within the last week, check out the Bumblebee index page on the Tutorial index
Here's what you'll need:
- Your chosen rock
- Acrylic paints
- An old plate, a paper plate or paint pallet
- Paint pens or Sharpies (optional)
- Black for the outline and eyes (optional)
- White for the eye highlights (optional)
- A slim paint brush (optional)
- Warm, soapy water
- A sponge
In this tutorial, a white outliner pen has been used to make the lines easier to see, you can use a pencil if you wish.
Here's how it's done:
Here's how it's done:
1. Wash and dry your rock.
- For more details on how to paint and prepare your rock, click here
3. Now a love heart shape for the body. Don't forget to add the point at the bottom, this will be a stinger
4. Now for the wings.
- Start with the top set first and add two circles.
- The add an additional pair at the bottom
5. Give it an undercoat.
6. Fill in the head and body shape with yellow.
7. Time to start outlining
- Firstly, outline the head and the body, then
- Starting at the top, below his chin at his neck, add your first black stripe
- Next, add the rest of the stripes, all the way down to the stinger (the pointy bit at the bottom) and make sure that's in black.
8. Outline the wings.
- Starting with the top pair of wings then
- The bottom pair
9. Time to add a little face
- Add two oval blobs for the eyes
- Add the cutest smile you can draw, it doesn't have to be like with one, a simpler 'U-shaped' mouth will be fine
- Allow drying time
- Whilst the eyes are drying, add some little details to help him look even more amazing
- A pair of antennae on the top of his head
- By now, the black of the eyes should be dry, so add a smaller white dot in the middle
- Allow to dry
- Once dry, add an even smaller black blob the bottom centre
- Once that is dry, add an even smaller white dot as a highlight to the eyes
12. Add text on the reverse of your rock
- If you need help with this, click here
- Allow to dry.
13. Seal your rock.
If you need help creating and sharing rocks, here are some previous publications that can help you:
- Preparing and Painting Rocks
- Cool Places to Hide Your Rocks
- Not-So-Cool Places to Hide Your Rocks
- Basic Do's and Do Not's
- What to write on the back of your rock
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