One-Stroke Shark Video Tutorial by Helene Rantzau

The shark is a popular design among boys but how about with girls? Maybe if we turn it into a colourful mask design they will love it too!

I absolutely love Leanne's Tropical Collection of split cakes and I have started using them in so many of my on-the-job designs (especially my butterflies! OMG the colours just POP!). So I wanted to give this happy little shark some colourful waters to swim and splash around in!:)

But it got me thinking....we almost never give the boys the same POP of bright and vibrant colours as we do on the girl designs. Why is that? Are we still holding on to the "girls want to be princesses" and "boys want to be superheroes?" I think way too often we fall into pleasing the moms and dads rather than the child in our chair.

Raise of hands who had a mom or dad literally forcing their child to be painted into something that the parents wanted and not what the child asked for? I know I have on several occasions and it is so sad.

So let the boys be princesses and butterflies if they want to! Let them have glitter and lipstick! And let the girls be pirates and Hulks and Spiderman! Let them get that bad a** moustache or villain eyebrows!
If we remember to mix all our designs up with a bit of colour I think we can make the boys/girls lines a bit more blurry.

Yes we are facepainters but we are also the providers of magic, imagination and we deliver the freedom to be transformed into whoever you want! :)

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and feel inspired by this post :)


Supplies used

Loew Cornell 3/8 Angle Brush

Cameleon Colorblock Retro

Diamond FX Black

Diamond FX White

Cameleon Colour Block Gypsy (sub Arty Brush Cake Cupcake)

Global Body Art Leanne's Tropical Collection

3/4" flat brush from Natalee Davies or Loew Cornell 3/4" flat

 One-Stroke Shark Video Tutorial by Helene Rantzau

Helene Rantzau is the owner of Sminkehjørnet - a small facepainting  business in Denmark.

She has graduated with honours from the International Face Painting School and is one of the Top Ten facepainters in the world;

  • 7th place in the World Facepainting Category at the World Bodypainting Festival 2018
  • 9th place in the World Facepainting Category at the World Bodypainting Festival 2017

You can see more of her work on her Instagram and Facebook pages.