In the Jurassic movies, Blue is a Velociraptor created for the project and is the leader of the raptors in the park. Blue has a characteristic metallic blue band outlined with a white stripe. This design captures the look of Blue’s distinctive markings. This will be a quick, yet fun and unique design for your summer events.
1 3/8" pouncer sponge on a stick
Global Rainbow Split Cake - Mojave
Paradise Storm Cloud Paint
BAM Stencil - Reptile - 1004
FAB Bright Blue 043 Paint
Wolfe White Paint
Wolfe Black Paint
Loew-Cornell® American Painter Short Handle #10 Filbert
Loew-Cornell® Gold Grip #4 Round Brush
Step 1: Dino Eye
Using a medium sized pouncer, load it with a split cake that has red and yellow bands. When applying it to they eyelid, gently rotate it around so that the red is on the outer edge and yellow is in the center. Allow the paint to dry and then paint in the narrow pupil and outline in black.
Step 2: Gray Base
Blue’s skin is gray, so first put down an area of gray using a medium filbert brush. I encourage you to google it so you can see photos of Blue. This will help you get a mental picture of what his markings look like. When I painted around the eye, I blended the black outline into the gray so it was softer.
Step 3: Stencil on Some Texture
Using the same gray paint, stencil on some areas of texture using the BAM reptile stencil. Do not overdo it or it will get too busy and look messy.
Step 4: Add The Blue
Inside the gray area, add blue in the same shape, just be sure to let the gray show around the edges of the blue. I used a regular blue, but you can also use a metallic blue.
Step 5: Add More Texture
Add more reptile texture on top of the blue using a lighter gray. I mixed a little white into my gray on the same sponge I had used previous. It just lighten the gray a bit so it shows better over the blue. Once again, apply the texture to only a few spots, do not over do it. Next, apply various sizes of blue dots around the edges of the design using a larger round brush.
Step 6: White Border
With a small round brush, paint a very light gray border around the edges of the blue. Try to make it uneven and squiggly.
Step 7: White Dots
To give the eye a bit more depth, paint a series of black dots around the top side as if there was an eyelid there. Then add various sizes of white dots sporadically on the light gray border to give it a reptilian texture.
This is not a traditional dinosaur design but kids and moms will love it as it will be fairly easy to wash off and doesn’t cover their whole face. Kids’ imaginations are amazing and this will give them something to roar about for the rest of the day.
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.