Here is the tutorial for the look!
give it a likey, help a sabertooth tiger like me out ;)
Step 1: The Base
I started with a dark orange paint for the base.
I used an airbrush but you can also use other paints, with brushes and sponges
Step 2: The Base 2 (rest of the Body)
if more parts of your body are going to be visible, it's best to paint them as well.
i painted the outer parts orange as well, and used white paint for my neck and inner chest.
also add a bit of white paint on your chin and aside from your nose
Step 3: The Nose
to fill in the nose i used a baby pink colour, and outlined it with a small stroke of black paint
using the black paint i also created a line going downwards from the centre of my nose connecting to my lip
Step 4: White Whiskers
to create a base for the whiskers use a semi-small brush and white paint.
with quick short strokes you paint outwards from your nose. this will create a more fur-like look
Step 5: The Eyeliner
To look more like a sabertooth tiger we're going to have to go full out with the eyliner
outline your entire eye, and also fill in the lid (to keep this from creasing you can add matte black eyeshadow on top of it)
also don't forget to extend the inner and outer corner of your eye
Step 6: Add the Mouth
with black paint extend the ends of your lips (as shown in the photo I just don't know how to explain this hehe)
and draw 2 lines at both sides downwards to create the teeth
Step 7: Fill in the Teeth
I used white bodypaint to fill in the teeth. because you're going with white over another (darker) colour, it's best to add mutiple layers. otherwise the colour will fade.
i also added a bit more black between the teeth to connect them
Step 8: Creating the Fur
Take a fan brush and dip this in very wet facepaint. with quick outerwards strokes use this all over your face
with a lot of layering, this will look very realistic. I used both white and brown facepaint for this step
Step 9: The Stripes
a sabertooth tiger has a different pattern than a siberian tiger. a sabertooth tiger has different brown tones of fur. so for the stripes I went with white facepaint and brown eyeshadow. the brown shadow is easy to blend and will soften the entire effect.
I still used facepaint for the white stripes because again, i'm going with white over a darker colour
Step 10: Broadening Your Nose
my nose is way too narrow and human like. So to broaden it, i used a dark brown eyeshadow and shaded outwards along the sides of my nose, leaving quite some space between my actual nose and the shading
Step 11: Line Your Eyes
to darken up the eyes some more I used a black pencil liner
Step 12: Add Contacts
this is of course optional, but it does give an extra WOW to the look
I went with these yellow contacts to bring my tiger some more to life
Step 13: Whoohoo You're Done!
thankyou for viewing this entire step-by-step tutorial
for the full tutorial you can go to my youtube channel: mirandavanr
I hope to see you in my next tutorial!