As I've mentioned before, my default setting for boy designs (if they don't choose superheroes, dinosaurs, or animals), is aliens, so this design made it's first appearance within the pages my sketchbook while I was doodling. If you don't keep a sketchbook for practicing and coming up with new ideas, I highly recommend you get one. Scratch paper works well, too, but it's harder to keep track of if your desk looks like mine. Either way, you never know what's going to come out of your pen or pencil, and you should be ready to catch those ideas before they get away.
• White face paint (Diamond FX or Wolfe)
• Black face paint (Diamond FX or Wolfe)
• Orange face paint (TAG)
• Yellow face paint (TAG)
• Light green face paint (TAG)
• Medium green face paint (TAG)
• Light purple (Paradise purple)
• Purple (Paradise violet)
• Stencil (HAS5001 Organic or BAM2003 Turtle)
• #2 round brush
• #5 round brush
• Filbert brush
• 1/2-inch flat brush
• Sponge or dauber
Beth MacKinney is the owner of and primary face painter for Face Paint Pizzazz in Elgin, Illinois, and her artwork has appeared in The Colored Palette and SkinMarkz magazines. She services the western and northwestern Chicago suburbs, Chicago’s north side, and the eastern and southeastern suburbs of Rockford. Stop by Clownantics.com to enjoy more of Beth’s face painting tutorials.