Using Kraze Dome Strokes - Dragon Face Paint Design by Kellie Burrus

The new Kraze FX Domed Split Cakes are out, and for this dragon face paint design, I've decided to use Kraze FX Dragon Dance and Kraze FX Sundown. The great thing about these split cakes is that not only are the colors bright, but the pans are domed, which means the water won't pool in the middle. 

Using Kraze Dome Stroke in Dragon Dance

Dragons are mystical, beautiful creatures who are great design options for everyone while painting faces. Dragon designs can be so versatile and there are endless versions and possibilities. I hope you enjoy my quick, one stroke Dragon design that would be great for on the job.

Step 1

Load a flat or angled brushwith a warm toned one stroke and paint in a rainbow shape from the outer section of one eyebrow to the next (I used Kraze one stroke in ‘Sundown’).Be careful to keep the same color on the outside all the way through. Use a sponge to blend the bottom color down toward the eyebrows so that there isn’t a harsh line.  At this point while the paint is still damp, I sprinkle on some glitter.

Step 2

Load your flat or angled brush with a multi green one stroke (I used Kraze ‘Dragon Dance’). While keeping the darkest color in your one stroke on the outside of the design, create Batman shaped wings on the forehead and coming down over the eyes. Fill in the centers as needed with the lighter color and use just the tip of the brush with the darker brush to create the ridges and ribs in the dragons wings. Use and reload the same brush the same way to quickly add where the head will be and the claw like points of their wings.

Step 3

Load the same  flat or angled brush with your green toned one stroke, being sure to keep the darkest color on the tip and finish the shape of your dragon. Create and bring the dragons neck down to meet the dragons wings. Right under where the neck meets the wings, create a curled, weaved tail with the dragons’ end/caudal spade right in the center and resting there.

Step 4

Load a smaller angled brush with warm colors to create fiery flames (I used part of my Kraze ‘Sundown’ cake).  Wiggle your brush out from the area of the dragons mouth and down around the sides and finally ending each flame at the bottom of each of your clients eyes.

Step 5

Load a round brush with black and outline /draw your dragon. Use your loaded black brush to create areas where the eyes would be, add some horns from where the eyes are and create depth with lines coming from the dragons claws at the top of the wings and add some shaded definition lines for the flier and flames. 

Step 6

For the final step, load a round brush with white and highlight the fire and the points on the dragon that might be touched by light assuming the light source is coming from the top. Add highlights over the horns and grills, and ad some white dots for texture and your done.


Materials Used:

Kraze FX Domed One Stroke Dragon Dance
Kraze FX Domed One Stroke in Sundown
FX Black 
FX White
Mama Clown Glitter White Fairy Dust
Loew Cornell Round #1
Loew Cornell Round #2
American Paint 1/4 Angle Brush
American Painter 3/4 Angle
American Painter 5/8 Angle Brush
Always Wicked Art Pink Sponge

Dragon Face Paint Design


Kellie Burrus is an all around artist who has been painting skin for six years now. She is the owner and operator of her company, Fabulous Faces by Kellie LLC, based in Long Island, New York.

Since her journey into face and body art Kellie has won several face painting contests and has been featured in face and body painting magazines.

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