Step 1: Draw the eyes, the outline of the hair, and then the arms.
Step 2: Using a piece of painter's tape, wrap the tape around the doll, wherever you'd like your pant-line to be. We like ours to be a little more than half way down the doll.
Step 3: Paint the pants. We like to use a shade from Americana Folk Art paints called Williamsburg Blue. It is a lovely shade that only requires one coat, which is always a good thing! Also, you can see that I'm using my flat brush to go around the hands- it works better to do it this way than to first outline the hands with a smaller brush. If you do use a smaller, round, brush, for example, you may end up with a ridge around the hand. It takes a little practice, but trust me- the results are enjoyable!
Step 4: Remove the paint and add the detail. We use pencil to do a lot of our detailing, and then we smooth the line with a tortillon to prevent it from smudging. A simple line down the middle will signify pants.
And there you have it! In this model, we've added a belt using a small pointy brush and some brown paint. We then went back and added the belt loop lines on top. Best of luck!