Vibrant Circus Seal Face Paint by Natalia Kirillova

Hello dears! What do children and adults like that gives delight and desire to applaud? Of course, the circus! My daughter and I especially like the performance of trained seals, so the new design I'm doing is these funny animals. This will help me - the bright Global Palette Tropical Collection. When I saw these colors, I fell in love with them right away - give them a try!

Step 1 

The first step is to use white face paint and round brush Diamond FX #1 to sketch the drawing. The lines may be thinner as this is a sketch. The main thing to choose the right size at this stage, we begin to draw first the head of the seal, which will be directed to the center of the forehead, as we still need to fit the ball. We use the color number 2 from the Global Palette for a bright rainbow. In the picture below I signed the colors that I used in my drawing. Rainbow has a slope in the curve of the eyebrow, and the bottom is directed toward the chin, thus the figure looks more harmonious.


Step 2 

The next step is to draw the figure of the seal flowers from Global Palette under the number 3, use only half of the split, where the blue shades. With Cameleon #2 Angle Brush (3/4") create the desired shape. The dark color must be on the outside of the picture to create a volume effect.
The ball, cap, collar and stand while leaving empty, they will use other warm colors.


Step 3

Split at number one of the pallets will need us to paint over the empty elements, these neon colors in ultraviolet light will glow.They already look very bright! I love them! Must be white stripes on the inside of the ball.


Step 4

Stencil Bad Ass Mini Stencils-Tiny Stars add our drawing more interesting, complete look. I use a special applicator for stencil, it is small and very convenient, if not, you can use a regular sponge. Paint over the empty areas in the ball, I used a gradient to look more interesting, but you can simplify and paint in one color. With a thin brush and a dark color we trace the figure of the seal, the stand and draw the eye. White underline three-dimensional elements. White teardrop-shaped lines decorate the picture, continuing the slope in the desired direction. Thin lines around the ball and the foot can make the illusion of movement.


Step 5

So, we came to the most interesting, at the last stage we will make our image brighter, add a little dry Shine and Glitter Gel-Xanadu, colors shimmer in the light!

I hope you enjoyed my step-by-step tutorial, can't wait to see your drawings!


Products used for this design

Global Face Paint - Standard White

Global Body Art Leanne's Tropical Collection Fun Stroke Palette

Qosmedix Lollipop Swabs

Cameleon #2 Angle Brush (3/4")

Diamond FX #1 Round Brush

Bad Ass Mini Stencils - Tiny Stars - BAM2016

Amerikan Body Art Glitter - Holographic White

Amerikan Body Art Pixie Paint Glitter Gel - Xanadu


My name is Natalia, I live and work in Russia, the city of Yaroslavl. I do face painting for 7 years. One of my favorite destinations - belly painting, (so great to see how kids who have recently been in the tummy are already beginning to walk, talk and learn to draw) in my collection of 40 drawings for pregnant women. I've won a lot of face painting contests and now I want to teach you how to create beautiful drawings on faces. The most beautiful thing when you show your child the finished picture to see his shining smile

My Instagram page, and facebook where you can find all the work.