Paint by Number Technique
As you will notice, by the partially finished paint-by-number to the right, I have only painted the left upper side of the board, I do this so that my hand does not go over an already painted surface. Yes it does mean you have to change colors more often but it helps to prevent the possibility of smudging your work. If you were left handed you would want to start in the right upper corner.
From this point, if you look at the imaginary line that is there, I will be filling in the parts of the wolf that are already encircled in paint. I will fill in that part of the wolf until I have a more solid diagonal line. From there I will most likely do the lower left outside 1 - 2 inches, bringing the line of paint slowly from all points down to the lower right corner. This is my method for doing paint-by-number
• You want to work your painting so that your hand does not have to go over top of where there is wet paint.
• Most times I will do touch ups after it is dry enough so that if I do touch the paint with my hand it is much less likely to smudge.