This peacock design is fast enough to paint on the job and it can be easily changed and adapted to other type of birds....
Let's get started!
Load a filbert brush with blue and start painting a teardrop for the peacock's head, then curve the brush to one side to make a long, thin neck.
Then, with the same brush, paint the shape of the body finishing in a pointy end towards the hair line
Load a sponge with white and stencil some feathers on the back of the bird. Then paint a small yellow flick with a round brush for the beak
Take a liner brush loaded with a darker blue to softly outline the design and paint some swirls and teardrops as the base for the tail
With a round brush we paint the typical white spot around the peacock's eye and add some blue petal shapes on the tail
We add the final touches now: the centre of the bird's eye, the centre of the tail's feathers, and some dots, stars, adhesive pearls... And lipstick if we have time...
Belén Canosa is the owner of Belén te Pinta and has been working as a professional face painter since 2011 when she discovered a passion for painting on a live canvas.
She loves belly painting and teaching and her works have been featured in several face and body painting magazines like Skin Markz Magazine, Illusion Magazine, Pintamos? and Qmagazine
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