Learn how to face paint Iron Man with these easy to follow step-by-step tutorials! Iron Man is one of the most beloved Avengers, and kids line up to get this design!
#1. How to Face Paint Iron Man - Full Face Mask
1. First, starting with the white face paint and a medium round brush, draw an outline of the Iron man design on the face. Paint a line going across the eyebrows, then paint two squares around the eyes, connected to that line. Paint a square shape in the middle of the forehead. Paint lines going from the corners of the mouth, and up over the cheek bones. Add the outline under the chin and connect to the rest of the design.
2. Next, Using the high density make up sponge (cut in half) and the red face paint, add red to the outer part of the design, and the square shape in the middle of the forehead.
3. Now you want to fill in the inner part of the design with yellow, using the yellow face paint and the high density sponge.
4. Now you’ll want to add light blue over the eyes, using the blue face paint and the 1″ flat brush. Be very careful not to get any paint in the eyes!
5. Using the round brush and the black face paint, Outline your design, tracing over the white lines. Make sure to get the bottom lip. and DONT trace over the curved lines going over the cheek.
6. Trace over the remaining white lines, with the orange face paint and the medium round brush. You know have Iron man on your hands!
Products Used:High Density Hydra Foam Sponge
1″ Flat Brush
Medium #4 Round Brush
Diamond FX Essential Black
Diamond FX Essential White
Wolfe Face Paints – Yellow
Wolfe Face Paints – Orange
Wolfe Face Paints – Light Blue
My daughter suggested I try some bubbleheads this week. I wasn’t sure what she meant when she first suggested this until she explained that she was talking about a character with a perfect circle as a head, made from using a round sponge or pouncer. As it turns out, they were pretty easy to do, so here’s the first in a series of bubblehead characters for you to try out on your own. I like superheroes, so I decided to give Iron Man a go.
Step 1: Start with your Paradise brilliant gold, which is an excellent gold when it comes to coverage, and load your round sponge. Before you do this, if you have it, you could spritz some water on your brilliant gold face paint cake and add a little Mehron gold powder if you want for an incredible metallic effect. Always add the water before the powder, because the powder is very light and will fly everywhere if you reverse the order. You’ll also have to work the powder into your face paint a little with your brush before loading your sponge. In the pictures you see for the tutorial, I used the Mehron powder to enhance the gold for my Iron Man.
Step 2: Using your #5 round brush, create two hand shapes on either side of the bubblehead circle. These will have thumbs on the inside and be facing palm out. Even though you’re going to cover most of the hand with red face paint, it’s easier to establish the shape first with the forgiving gold color rather than the more vibrant red.
Step 3: With the #5 round brush, place a small white dot in the palm of each hand for the repulsers. Load your #3 round brush (or the tip of the #5 round brush) with red and fill in the Iron Man details. He’s going to look a little more chubby than his normal lean, mean Iron Man self since he’s a perfect circle, but he’ll still be recognizable because of the details. On the hand, leave the piece at the base of the thumb gold for this version. Once the main details are in place, use your #3 or #1 round brush to fill in two rectangular glowing eyes.
Step 4: Now it’s time for the outlining with your Diamond FX black. Load your #1 round for this and carefully add your details. There are other face paints which work equally well for outlining, such as Wolfe or Cameleon, but I’ve had excellent results from Diamond FX.
Step 5: As a last step, load your #1 round brush to add highlights to the Iron Man head and hands. To make it extra-dramatic, pick up white with your #3 round brush and pull quick, short strokes from the white dot in the center of each hand to show a powerful surge of charged particles emanating from the repulsers.
There is something about art that tricks the eye! Test your skills with this arm illusion and make it your own with a different character.
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