Since I had such a great response to my last question I thought I'd roll the dice and try another one. The faces are painted on these rocking horses and one of the most difficult parts is painting the mane. The mane follows the shape of the head but is not always the same distance from the edge. It is also curved but not necessarily a circular curve. I can draw the line dividing the painted and unpainted areas using using french curves as my guide but I also need to mask off the area that shouldnt be painted.
My solution was to mask the curve off using very narrow strips of painters tape following the curve much like a computer draws a curve using short straight lines.
Does anyone have any better solutions to masking off a curved shape?