One of the things which has changed for my Sneakadoodle designs over the years is that the newer designs are bolder and brighter on the face. This is primarily due to influence from other artists, such as Ronnie Mena, Margi Kanter, and Olga Murasev. At one of Olga’s classes, which I had the opportunity to take, she continually reminded me to paint larger.
When you’re doing art on the face, there’s nothing wrong with delicate designs, and there is a place for them, but they don’t show up as well from a distance. As long as they’re well done, designs which are bright and bold tend to have more visual impact. Keep this in mind as you create designs for your clients, especially for festivals. In public venues, where people are spread out over larger distances, you want your art to be vibrant and bold so it is easily seen by others who may want to be face painted as well.
• Paradise purple
• Paradise lime green
• TAG pearl white
• TAG orange
• Global purple
• Diamond FX white
• Diamond FX black
• 1/2-inch flat or filbert brush
• #4 round brush
• #2 round brush
I hope you enjoy this green alien video tutorial, and that you’re able to unleash loads of aliens at your next event!
Beth MacKinney is the owner of and primary face painter for Face Paint Pizzazz in the NW Chicago suburbs. Stop by Clownantics.com for more of her face painting tutorials, and if you’re on Facebook, join the Facepaint.com Challenge Group to showcase your artwork and have a chance to win a store credit for each week’s challenge theme!
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