Angry Birds: Creating the Red Bird
When working with children, they always want what they know and what is popular. These days one of the most popular games played by children and adults is Angry Birds. You find their marketing everywhere, and children love them. Red Bird is one of the most popular, he is quick and easy.
- Pull hair back out of the way
- Clean and dry the face
- Lay out all of your tools and supplies within easy reach
- Have a damp washcloth or small pot of water nearby so you can easily wipe off your fingers and brushes between color applications.
- It is always useful to have a picture of your desired end result nearby
- When working with children be sure to have lots of wipes, wet and dry
Colors Used In this picture:
- Using a clean sponge and the yellow face paint start by creating a triangle that will be the top of the beak. Starts about a quarter of the way up the forehead, directly above the nose and angle down until just below the inner edge of the eyebrow, do that on both sides.
- To create the bottom half of the beak, start at the bottom corner of your triangle and angle down to a point about halfway down the center of the nose, repeat on the other side. You should now have an elongated diamond that you need to fill in with Yellow.
- Using a clean sponge and white face paint you are going to create the eyes. Create two large white ‘eyes’ that go about halfway up the forehead.
- Take the black pencil and outline the beak and eyes, then draw in pupils. Create thick, heavy rectangular eyebrows. On the Red Bird it is usually a monobrow, or joined brows. If you don’t get this part right, the children will notice.
- Now you finish up the bird by creating it’s head. Using Red, and a fresh sponge, create a half circle that encompasses your beak and eyes and fill it in.
Why not hire a professional face painter for you next children’s birthday party, in the U.K, look up Cosmic Face Painting for a true professional.
By April Carvelli on
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