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Plushie 5 o'clock shadow tutorial by eitanya Plushie 5 o'clock shadow tutorial by eitanya
Lookie, I finally made a tutorial! Whaaat! :squee:

This is not how I used to paint unshaven stubble on my plushies. Before I would dry brush it on and it always made me so nervous because it's so easy to mess that up. Had a "duh" moment when I started this one, though, and it was so much easier that I wanted to share!

This is the first time I've tried to make a tutorial so feedback is much appreciated. Help me get better so I can make more!

If you're interested in the specifics of the materials I used, the paint is Soft brand by Tulip, the face and scrap fabric is Blizzard fleece in Ivory, and the poof (I don't know what else to call it, that's what it is around here) you can get just about anywhere. Little ones are 5 for $1 at the Dollar Tree. :D
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lunavixen015 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I love this, very easy to follow and this'll help me when i do male characters that have a little face fuzz
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eitanya Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I'm glad it helps!
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silverhammer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting :)
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YoshiFan37 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! Very smart to use the poof or pouf or whatever you call those things. ;)
Whoa, your plushies sit on their own? I mean, on their backs, their legs are still in a seat position? How did you achieve that?
Ha ha, I use my scissors to trim away excess fabric glue and paint too. :D
Please continue to make tutorials!
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eitanya Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The pattern is supposed to make it so they can sit on their own or stand propped against something. You have to coax and sometimes threaten them to do either, though. ;) There needs to be very little stuffing in the leg "joint," and I've found that it helps to put stuffing pellets or rice in their tush to help weight them down.

I do use a different pattern occasionally that just makes a standing plush. If their head is going to be really heavy there's just no way they'll sit on their own so there isn't much point.
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YoshiFan37 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pellets, huh?
Yeah, I don't stuff the "hips" either. :)
I just couldn't figure out how you made that plush's legs stick straight up in the air for that picture.
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eitanya Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol, I didn't do it intentionally. Sometimes they have a mind of their own...
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YoshiFan37 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha ha ha! :D
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MarlinGrey Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Awesome idea and tutorial, very well-written. Thanks for sharing!
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Voodoo-Tiki Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Very clever!
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