Camouflage Mask Face Paint by Pam Kinneberg

This camouflage mask face paint design combines two elements that are very common to be seen together...just walk into any sporting goods store and you have camo and deer in abundance! Boys will love this mask and it is super easy to paint! 

Let's Begin!

Step One: The Camo

Start the design by painting the lower portion of the mask. I like to use a 3/4” flat brush (Art Factory’s is my favorite!) and paint a crescent shape under each eye. I find it easier to make both sides identical doing it this way. Then fill in each side with a camouflage pattern using a #4 round brush. To make this design balanced, I painted a mirror image of the pattern on each side. Paints used are: Superstar SkullFAB Ocean and FAB Dark Brown.

Step Two: Front and Center

With the 3/4" flat brush, paint an arched area in the center of the forehead using a one-stroke. This is a one-stroke I made. For placement, pretend there is a V going down to the bridge of the nose...and the arch goes at the top. I used the Deer Boomerang Stencil in the center of the forehead with FAB Dark Brown paint and a sponge dauber to transfer the image. 

Step Three: Tribal Line Work

The design is completed using tribal line work in dark brown. Note the image in the upper right corner...this is where to start your line work. You are basically making a sideways V and arching the line over the eyebrow. Then start adding the swirls and other lines. They all branch off from your base line. Keep in mind to always curve the lines rather than making them straight. You are curving around the eye.

Step Four: White Accents

Use skull white and a round brush for all your accent dots and line work. It makes the design pop and ties in with the white part of the camo below they eyes.

And that is it! Practice the tribal line work on your arms or legs to get it memorized. This design comes together fast! There are many variations of camouflage color combinations ranging from greens, browns, grays, blues and even pinks! Google “Camouflage” to check them out and try it in a different color.

Materials Used:

Camouflage Mask Face Paint Design

Superstar Skull Face Paint
FAB Ocean Face Paint
FAB Dark Brown Face Paint
Boomerang Stencil B007

Art Factory 3/4” Flat Brush
Loew-Cornell Gold Grip #4 Round Brush
Loew-Cornell Gold Grip #1 Round Brush
Sponge Dauber
Blazin Brush Round #3


Pam Kinneberg is the owner and artist for her business, PiKadilly Face Painting located near Fargo, North Dakota. She has won numerous contests and can be found in various magazines including SkinMarkz Magazine, The Colored Palette, QMagazine, Wet Paint Magazine and SillyFarm Newsletters.

Instagram: @pikadillyfacepainting