Koalas are always one of the favorite animals for kids and adults because of their cuteness. They live in Australia and they are marsupials (animals that carry their babies in a pouch, like kangaroos). Even though some people call them koala "bears," they are not bears at all - bears do not have pouches! If you love koalas, follow these simple steps to learn how to do a koala face painting!
Step 1: Trace the Koala
Draw the koala: between the eyes, draw a small arc similar to an upside-down letter U for the nose. Add a small line at the bottom to close off the shape of the koala's nose.
Add a couple of jagged lines at the top of the head for the koala's fur.
Draw a curved line for the first ear. Koalas have big ears, so make this curved line big. It should be similar to the letter C. Add some jagged lines along the way to represent fur.
Draw a few lines inside each ear to emphasize the koala's structure and fur. Draw a little speech bubble with a tiny heart inside.
Step 2: Add Color
Fill in the inner part of the ears and the tummy with light gray face paint.
Step 3: Fill in the Rest of the Design
Step 4: Outline
Draw the borders of the koala with a precision liner adding some details such as the mouth, the jagged lines of the fur, and the paws.
With the white, draw a couple of blank circles inside each eye to represent glare, and also highlight the heart.
Francesca Marchietelli is a professional face painter from Italy. A self-taught artist, Francesca loves the arts, and everything to do with face painting!
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