Facepaint.com - Facepaint Blog https://www.facepaint.com/pages/blog-rss 2019-04-18T16:25:38Z Video: My FacePaint Story - Linnéa Önnerby Novak https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/video-my-facepaint-story-linnea-onnerby-novak 2019-04-18T16:25:38Z Linnéa Önnerby Novak This month, we're featuring the very talented Linnéa Önnerby Novak! Linnéa  has been sharing her amazing face paint designs as part of our blogging team since 2018. Cute Dragonfly Mask by - Belén te Pinta https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/dragonfly 2019-04-01T13:10:17Z Belén te Pinta This dragonfly is perfect  for an on the job design but still with a colourful and wow effect. It’s elegant and funny at the same time. Let’s get started! This dragonfly is perfect  for an on the job design but still with a colourful and wow effect. It’s elegant and funny at the same time.

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Dragonfly Mask by Marina https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/dragonfly-mask-by-marina-draft 2019-04-12T04:43:11Z Marina Krmek Spring is here, and it's all about nature waking up, vivid colors, flowers and dragonflies! As most of mine designs, this one is great for "on the job." Cartoon animal designs are great way to go when we can't spend much time on detailing, and little kids even prefer them more then realistic ones Spring is here, and it's all about nature waking up, vivid colors, flowers and dragonflies!

As most of mine designs, this one is great for "on the job." Cartoon animal designs are great way to go when we can't spend much time on detailing, and little kids even prefer them more then realistic ones

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Whimsical Dragonfly Mask by Pam Kinneberg https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/whimsical-dragonfly-mask-by-pam-kinneberg 2019-04-05T13:08:10Z Pam Kinneberg Dragonflies are unique and special insects...they can fly in six directions: forwards, up, down, backwards and sideways...effortlessly! As a kid, I was fascinated with these magnificent little creatures and would run around trying to catch them which, luckily, wasn’t to difficult. This design attempts to capture their simple beauty and whimsical flight. Supplies Mermaid Pixie Rainbow Cake Diamond FX White Paint FAB Purple Rain Paint Global Magenta Paint Global Lime Green Party XPlosion Pearl Green BAM Stencil  Flora #10 LaCornell Loew-Cornell® Gold Grip #6 Loew-Cornell® Gold Grip #2 Petal Sponge Smoothie Blender Mehron Hydra Foam Sponge (3”), cut in half Vivid Sea...

Dragonflies are unique and special insects...they can fly in six directions: forwards, up, down, backwards and sideways...effortlessly! As a kid, I was fascinated with these magnificent little creatures and would run around trying to catch them which, luckily, wasn’t to difficult. This design attempts to capture their simple beauty and whimsical flight.

Supplies

Mermaid Pixie Rainbow Cake

Diamond FX White Paint

FAB Purple Rain Paint

Global Magenta Paint

Global Lime Green

Party XPlosion Pearl Green

BAM Stencil 

Flora #10 LaCornell

Loew-Cornell® Gold Grip #6

Loew-Cornell® Gold Grip #2

Petal Sponge

Smoothie Blender

Mehron Hydra Foam Sponge (3”), cut in half

Vivid Sea of Glass Chunky Glitter

VIVID Glitz Glitter Glue

Magenta Glitter

Lime Green Glitter

 

Step One: background

Load a sponge with Mermaid Pixie Rainbow cake and apply it to the forehead and under one eye. I chose to do an asymmetrical design to give it a whimsical flow. Keep an open mind when it comes to overall shapes of your design as it doesn’t always have to be an arch in the center of the forehead. Use a baby wipe to clean up the edge if necessary.

Step Two: eyelids

Using a petal sponge on the eyelid helps to get the paint where you want it. I loaded 3/4’s of the sponge with the bottom three colors on the rainbow cake that I used for the forehead, then added lime green to the top to give it a vibrant color. Tap this onto the eyelid until blended.

Step Three: Glitter

Add bright green glitter on the eyelids for some magic sparkle. I used a disposable smoothie blender spritzed with water to pick up the glitter and tap it on to the paint.

Step Four: stencil

Add some background interest with a stencil. I used the BAM stencil pictured here with purple paint. It follows the curve of the background you have in place.

Step Five: purple dots

Using a sponge with a small amount of purple paint on the tip, create three small round dots where the dragonflies will be positioned. This will help them stand out from the background and give a little depth.

Step Six: dragonfly time

Now to paint the dragonflies! They are very simple. Use a #6 round brush and double dip it first with white and then with Party Xplosion pearl green (see inset). Then you will use it like a petal brush. Touch the tip down to where the wing starts and drag it a bit and then lay it down to get the wings. Try to keep the top and bottom wings separated a tiny bit so some purple shows through.

Step Seven: dragonfly bodies

Give the dragonflies purple bodies. Be sure to give them whimsical curves as if they are in flight.

Step Eight: floral accent

Add some flower petals with a #10 flora brush that has been triple dipped (see inset) with white, magenta and purple following the curve of the background. I also painted little bright green dots along the bodies of each dragonfly for highlights and added a little green accent on each wing.

Step Nine: white teardrops and dots

White accents really brighten up any design. Add teardrops and dots following the curve and flow of the design. As you can see, I also added some bright green teardrops.

Step Ten: glitter and lipstick

What a difference glitter and lipstick make to the overall look. I chose to use magenta on the lips to bring out the magenta that was used in the flower petals. Top that off with some magenta glitter. Vivid Glitter is one of my favorites and “Sea of Glass” matched my design perfectly. This chunky glitter is adhered by using Vivid Glitz Glitter Glue first and then tapping the loose glitter on top of it.

Did you know that If a dragonfly lands on you it is seen to be good luck! How cool! A little peice of folklore that I will be sharing with the sweet little girls I paint this on. Happy painting!

 

Pam Kinneberg is the owner and artist for her business, PiKadilly Face Painting located near Fargo, North Dakota. She has won numerous contests and can be found in various magazines including SkinMarkz Magazine, The Colored Palette, QMagazine, Wet Paint Magazine and SillyFarm Newsletters.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Pikadillyfacepainting
Instagram: @pikadillyfacepainting
Website: http://www.pikadillyfacepainting.com

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Dragonfly Mask by Kellie Burrus https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/dragonfly-mask-by-kellie-burrus 2019-04-05T11:47:29Z Kellie Burrus Dragonflies are beautiful and intriguing with their shiny metallic bodies, bright colors and wispy wings. People love to have their faces painted with designs of these awesome insects. Fun Dragonfly Body Paint by Athena Zhe https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/fun-dragonfly-body-paint-by-athena-zhe 2019-04-12T06:01:43Z FP Admin It's Spring! So you should be seeing butterflies and birds flying around. Dragonflies are also fun insects to paint because they are simple to do and really versatile.Athena Zhe shows us her fun dragonfly body paint. Products used :Graftobian ProPaints in- White Swan - Black Raven - Catalina Blue - Light Yellow - Aztec Turquoise - Forest Green - Wild Violet - Mint Green Tools :- Round #4 Brush - Round #2 Brush - Pant Pal Little Drop Brush  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------We hope you enjoy our videos! Please share with your friends.Check out our channel and subscribe! New tutorials and product reviews every week or so!CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/facepaintifyWant to try and win FREE...

It's Spring! So you should be seeing butterflies and birds flying around. Dragonflies are also fun insects to paint because they are simple to do and really versatile.

Athena Zhe shows us her fun dragonfly body paint.

Products used :

Graftobian ProPaints in
- White Swan 
- Black Raven 
- Catalina Blue 
- Light Yellow 
- Aztec Turquoise 
- Forest Green 
- Wild Violet 
- Mint Green 

Tools :

- Round #4 Brush 
- Round #2 Brush 
- Pant Pal Little Drop Brush 

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Flowers Monthly Challenge https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/flowers-monthly-challenge 2019-04-05T14:24:17Z FP Admin This past January, our monthly Design Challenge was Flowers, and you did not disappoint! Our winner really stood out, an amazing combination of painted and faux flowers. Winner Natalia Kirilova was inspired to create this design by her love of flowers. Belly Paint Roses Video by Linnéa Önnerby Novak https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/belly-paint-roses 2018-11-11T15:24:59Z Linnéa Önnerby Novak One stroke roses on a mother to be is always a beautiful and appreciated design. You can add some shimmering white as a background and put some iridescent glitter on to make it more magical. Add the baby´s name or why not a countdown? I did this belly painting on myself when I was pregnant with my daughter, who wouldn´t come out! So you might understand my clear message to her on the belly painting. ;-)   One stroke roses on a mother to be is always a beautiful and appreciated design. You can add some shimmering white as a background and put some iridescent glitter on to make it more magical. Add the baby´s name or why not a countdown?

I did this belly painting on myself when I was pregnant with my daughter, who wouldn´t come out! So you might understand my clear message to her on the belly painting. ;-)

 

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Mama Bird Belly Paint Design Video by Athena Zhe https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/mama-bird-belly-paint-design-video-by-athena-zhe 2019-04-03T20:07:45Z FP Admin Athena Zhe shows us her amazing pregnant belly paint design!Products used : Graftobian ProPaints in- White Swan- Black Raven- Tropic Teal- Catalina Blue- Buttercup Yellow- Tickled Pink- Shocking Pink- Fuzzy Bear Brown- Orange Sunset- Crimson Red- Cameleon Colorblock Fresh GrassTools :- Liner Brush- Moda Sculpt Brush- Round #4 Brush- Round #2 Brush- Pant Pal Big Drop Brush- 1/2 inch Filbert Brush   We hope you enjoy our videos! Please share it with your friends.Check out our channel and subscribe! New tutorials and product reviews every week or so!CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/facepaintifyWant to try and win FREE STUFF? Try out one of our...


Athena Zhe shows us her amazing pregnant belly paint design!

Products used :
Graftobian ProPaints in
- White Swan
- Black Raven
- Tropic Teal
- Catalina Blue
- Buttercup Yellow
- Tickled Pink
- Shocking Pink
- Fuzzy Bear Brown
- Orange Sunset
- Crimson Red
- Cameleon Colorblock Fresh Grass

Tools :
- Liner Brush
- Moda Sculpt Brush
- Round #4 Brush
- Round #2 Brush
- Pant Pal Big Drop Brush
- 1/2 inch Filbert Brush

 

Mama Bird Belly Paint by Athena Zhe

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Spring Belly Painting by Marina Krmek https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/spring-belly-painting 2019-04-03T14:40:55Z Marina Krmek Spring belly painting design by Marina Krmek Spring belly painting design by Marina Krmek

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Wonder Mommy to be Belly Painting by Kellie Burrus https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/wonder-mommy-to-be-by-kellie-burrus 2019-03-29T13:52:51Z Kellie Burrus Gestational Baby Bump paintings are always such a treat. It’s a wonderful experience and keepsake for mom when she combines the final makeup with a photography package. Being prepared for the special commission of a gestational painting is important. In this tutorial I discuss placement, color and the over all design. I hope you enjoy!   Gestational Baby Bump paintings are always such a treat. It’s a wonderful experience and keepsake for mom when she combines the final makeup with a photography package. Being prepared for the special commission of a gestational painting is important.

In this tutorial I discuss placement, color and the over all design. I hope you enjoy!

 

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Spring Butterfly Belly Painting by Belén te Pinta https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/spring-butterfly-belly-painting 2019-03-19T13:20:54Z Belén te Pinta This belly painting design is bright and colourful, perfect for a beautiful and special memory of this magical moment. I hope this step by step is helpful and useful This belly painting design is bright and colourful, perfect for a beautiful and special memory of this magical moment.

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Belly Painting Tips & Tricks Video by Helene Rantzau https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/belly-painting-tips-tricks 2019-03-17T14:24:29Z Helene Rantzau Belly painting is a special celebration of the mom-to-be and her growing baby bump. It can be a quiet one-on-one session or the center of attention at the baby shower where everyone will Ooooh and Ahhh over the process of transforming the bump to a colourful masterpiece. There is many things to consider when you get the request for a belly paint but most important is the well being of the person you are painting. This video contains 7 tips that cover the most important things to consider when doing a belly paint and is a great go-to tool for...

Belly painting is a special celebration of the mom-to-be and her growing baby bump. It can be a quiet one-on-one session or the center of attention at the baby shower where everyone will Ooooh and Ahhh over the process of transforming the bump to a colourful masterpiece.

There is many things to consider when you get the request for a belly paint but most important is the well being of the person you are painting.

This video contains 7 tips that cover the most important things to consider when doing a belly paint and is a great go-to tool for painters who have never painted a baby bump before.

This belly painting took approximately 2 hours because of the complexity of the design. Usually I plan a 1 hour design that is less intricate for regular clients.

bellypainting

However once in a while I get my hands on a gorgeous model and I go all in and transform the entire body. This is perfect for building a portfolio, getting out of your regular comfort zone of 1 hour bookings and just be an artist with a living canvas!

It is always great to have one or more inspirational sources to draw from when sketching your design and planning your colour scheme so everything ties beautiful together in the end. You can see more belly painting designs on my Instagram page and hopefully feel inspired to begin painting lots and lots of beautiful bumps!

 

 

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.

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Baby Feet Belly Paint by Linnéa Önnerby Novak https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/baby-feet-belly-paint 2018-12-27T12:18:27Z Linnéa Önnerby Novak This belly painting is great to do on baby showers or for a pregnancy photo shoot. If you got a mother to be that don´t know what she wants for her belly paint, this one is perfect. If she is expecting a boy you just switch out the pink colours into baby blue, or you can pic whatever colours you like. :-) I choose to paint the balloons on this belly in blue and yellow, just like the colours of Sweden. I thought that was a nice celebrating idea. ;-) Bling Mermaid Tail by Pam Kinneberg https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/mermaid-with-tail-bling-by-pam-kinneberg 2019-03-16T16:44:45Z Pam Kinneberg Mermaids are a MUST on your design boards as they are all the rage right now with every age! There are so many ways you can paint a mermaid...simply add scales and/or a mermaid tail and presto, it has that mermaid look. I began by designing a Mermaid Tail Bling Centerpiece and built my design around that. Check out my step by step and let’s paint a mermaid!   Supplies Mermaid Pixie Rainbow Cake Diamond FX Metallic White Paint Diamond FX White Paint Paradise Teal Paint FAB Purple Rain Paint Blazin Brush By Marcela Bustamante - Flora Flat #6 Loew-Cornell®...

Mermaids are a MUST on your design boards as they are all the rage right now with every age! There are so many ways you can paint a mermaid...simply add scales and/or a mermaid tail and presto, it has that mermaid look. I began by designing a Mermaid Tail Bling Centerpiece and built my design around that. Check out my step by step and let’s paint a mermaid!

 

Supplies

Mermaid Pixie Rainbow Cake

Diamond FX Metallic White Paint

Diamond FX White Paint

Paradise Teal Paint

FAB Purple Rain Paint

Blazin Brush By Marcela Bustamante - Flora Flat #6

Loew-Cornell® Gold Grip #2 Round Brush

Mehron Mark Reid Signature #2 Round Brush

Petal Sponge

Pixie Paint “Splash”

FAB London Sky Shimmer Paint

Vivid Baby Blue Glitter

Mermaid Tail Bling

Mehron AdGem Acrylic Adhesive

 

Step one: eyelids

Using a petal sponge spritzed with water, load it with the Mermaid Pixie Rainbow cake making sure the purple is on the outer rounded side. Tap sponge over eyelids making them as symmetrical as you can. Position the color over the top of the eyebrows and end at the outer corner of the eyes.

Step two: scales

With a sponge loaded with Diamond FX white and a scale stencil, add scales over the eyelids. Diamond FX metallic white is a great color to use as it is more subtle and transparent than if you used a solid white. I used the TAB Body Art Stencil 1030 as it has very small scales, but you can use whatever stencil you have (there many options available).

Step three: flower stencil

Use the same sponge that you loaded for the eyelids to add a flower to the center of the forehead using the Diva 861 stencil. You may need to reload or just spritz it with water again. I positioned it to show above the bling peice that I will be adding later. Because the bling is dark purple on the upper edge, I made sure the color I used for the flower was a lighter and different color so it would have some contrast...so I just used the white, green and blue portion.

Step four: white teardrops

Outline the eyelids using a series of teardrops. I used a #2 round brush loaded with Diamond FX White.

Step five: petals

I love the Flora Flat #6 Blazin Brush By Marcela Bustamante. It is very petite and makes lovely floral petals! I used this brush for the petals you see here. The brush is triple dipped using white with Paradise teal and FAB purple rain (see inset). The petals on the forehead have a “water splash” sort of look. 

Step six: white swirls, teardrops and dots

Add some white accents. I used a #2 round brush for the teardrops and dots. Then used the Mehron Mark Reid Signature #2 Round Brush for the swirls and drag and drop teardrops on the sides.

Step seven: mermaid tale bling centerpiece, glitter and lips

The whole design comes together with the addition of the tail centerpiece! Be sure to apply cosmetic glue before you start the design so it has a chance to dry before you apply the bling to the skin. I added a few more white teardrops above the flower and below the bling. No design is complete without glitter! Pixie Paint “Splash” is perfect for this design. I added it under the eyes in a sort of triangular shape and then right above the outer tail tips. Finally give your mermaid blue gllitter lips to complete the look. I used FAB London Sky Shimmer Paint with blue glitter.

Mermaid tail bling

This photo shows the supplies needed to make a mermaid tail. I used clip art for my template and positioned it under a plastic page protector. I used Tulip fabric paint to make my bling and worked from top to bottom. I cut the purple and blue wings in half and trimmed the blue ones a little shorter. It is a good idea to let the fabric paint sit for a little while before inserting the wing sections in it. It gets a little tackier then, and the wings stay put. This will need to dry for a day or two before you can use it, so plan ahead!

 

This sweet mermaid was so much fun to paint! I hope you are inspired to paint a few mermaids of your own. And remember, “Always be yourself, unless you can be a mermaid, then be a mermaid”!

 

Pam Kinneberg is the owner and artist for her business, PiKadilly Face Painting located near Fargo, North Dakota. She has won numerous contests and can be found in various magazines including SkinMarkz Magazine, The Colored Palette, QMagazine, Wet Paint Magazine and SillyFarm Newsletters.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Pikadillyfacepainting
Instagram: @pikadillyfacepainting
Website: http://www.pikadillyfacepainting.com

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Mermaid Mask Face Paint Design Tutorial by Kellie Burrus https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/mermaid-mask-face-paint-design-tutorial-by-kellie-burrus 2017-05-29T05:49:19Z Kellie Burrus Mermaids transformed from being elements of myths and folklore into staples of modern pop culture. We can see them in movies, toys, commercials, books, and especially in art! 

Mermaids transformed from being elements of myths and folklore into staples of modern pop culture. We can see them in movies, toys, commercials, books, and especially in art! 

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Mermaid Eye Design by Kristin Olsson https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/mermaid 2019-03-26T02:15:14Z Kristin Olsson There are hundreds of myths about the beautiful mermaids that are half human, half fish. And there are some lovely face painting designs out there as well! For this I tutorial I wanted to create a fun eye design that could be doable on the job.    Supplies Arty Brush Cake by Sillyfarm - Aussie Mermaid Arty Brush Cake by Sillyfarm - Lotus Arty Brush Cake by Sillyfarm - Mermaid BAM Ass stencil - Gradient 1206 Galaxy Tap stencil - patterns Diamond FX Black Diamond FX White Bad Ass Mini Stencil No. 1217 Blazin Brush by Marcela Bustamante Round #4  ...

There are hundreds of myths about the beautiful mermaids that are half human, half fish. And there are some lovely face painting designs out there as well! For this I tutorial I wanted to create a fun eye design that could be doable on the job. 

 

Supplies

Arty Brush Cake by Sillyfarm - Aussie Mermaid

Arty Brush Cake by Sillyfarm - Lotus

Arty Brush Cake by Sillyfarm - Mermaid

BAM Ass stencil - Gradient 1206

Galaxy Tap stencil - patterns

Diamond FX Black

Diamond FX White

Bad Ass Mini Stencil No. 1217

Blazin Brush by Marcela Bustamante Round #4

 

Loew Cornell American painter angled brush 1/4"

 

Step 1: the head and body

First, I do a little outline of where I want to place the mermaid. I specifically didnt want the head and the body to be too large, so that I would have room enough for the tail and the hair to curve nicely around the eye. If you feel that you need to outline the whole mermaid at this point, then thats fine as well of course.

 

Step 2: one stroke

I then load a 1/2" angled brush with the darkest colour on the long tip of the brush and paint the mermaids lower body and tail. I take care to curve it around the eye so that the brush strokes direct you towards the focal point between the eyes. I do the same with the hair and curve it slightly upwards towards the focal point as well. I then move on to painting the top as well. You can paint the hair and top with a flat colour if you like - I prefer to use one stroke as much as I can, as this gives the painting some depth very fast and easy.

 

Step 3: water outline 

I then add some blue around the mermaid to give the design a little more substance and so that the mermaid is not floating in free air - again this was done with a one stroke cake.

Step 5: stencilling

I do like to add a bit of stencilling to my designs! I added some mermaid scales to the tail and some dots to the water/background. Note that I didn´t fill out the entire tail with the scales. This gives the tail a bit more depth. Also, when I stencil I often drag the sponge or the finger dauber over a one stroke cake instead of a flat colour. This adds a bit of depth to the stencilling as well, as you can see in the blue dots here. 

 

Step 6: black outline 

I then add some black outline to the design and add the little details like her face, and strands of the hair. 

 

Step 6: optional details

You can leave the mermaid like in the previous step - or you can add some details to it like teardrops, dots and highlights. 

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial - can´t wait to see your version of this :-)

 

Kristin Olsson has her background from the art and design world and has been working as a professional face painter since 2016.

She has won numerous face painting competitions and has been published in various face and body painting magazines.

She is a certified instructor at the International Face Painting School.
You can see more of her work on her Instagram and Facebook pages.

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Bright Mermaid by Natalia Kirillova https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/bright-mermaid-by-natalia-kirillova 2019-03-20T06:49:40Z Natalia Kirillova All the girls love mermaids, and often they are asked to draw on the face, but not just a mask with patterns and scales, and completely the whole body. Today we are going to learn how to draw a mermaid figure and add to it a cute fish. In order to make the picture look bright, we will use my favorite Global Palette Tropical Collection. Step 1  The first step is to use white face paint and round brush Diamond FX #1 to sketch the drawing. I used white for the sketch, it's easier to erase if you're wrong with the... All the girls love mermaids, and often they are asked to draw on the face, but not just a mask with patterns and scales, and completely the whole body. Today we are going to learn how to draw a mermaid figure and add to it a cute fish. In order to make the picture look bright, we will use my favorite Global Palette Tropical Collection.

Step 1 

The first step is to use white face paint and round brush Diamond FX #1 to sketch the drawing. I used white for the sketch, it's easier to erase if you're wrong with the size. I specifically placed the mermaid so that she was directed his face to the center of the forehead and beautifully curved body and tail around the eyes.

 

Step 2 

Then I load the angled brush into the Global Tropical Collection palette with a long blue tip. In the second picture below at number 1 and 2 I showed where we needed the color. Now use 1 number. Yellow and blue color when mixed form a bright green hue, so the middle of the tail turned out to be such a bright unusual color. For hair use a color number of 2, long tip angled brush loaded with the purple, thus the dark color creates volume at the edges. To get the flesh tones I used TAG Split Cakes-Teddy Bear, brown color created shaded areas.

Step 3 

With TAG Face Paints-Pearl Green you can make a very beautiful shimmering effect on the eyelids. This shade is what you need for the image of a mermaid!
Then, using the Global Tropical Collection and Split Cake at number 2 (blue), I drew a wave with the help of a corner brush to equalize our mask and give harmony to the image. A dark color was used outside the wave. Brush Loew-Cornell Round #5 draw the petals at the waist mermaids, using the technique of double dipping. First, load the brush in white, then in blue. On the mermaid's hair I also painted a flower with this technique. Between the eyes and left wave I used a longer petals, for this you need not just to press the brush to the skin, and to hold a little further. The brand Silly Farm has a great option Arty Brush Cakes-Mermaid, blue colors can also be used from this Cakes, and I used it for fish. I wanted to draw a goldfish. It is a pity that the photo does not convey all the beauty and shimmer that creates this Golden color.

Step 4 

At this stage, we trace the body of the mermaid brown, draw bubbles from the fish. At the bottom they are small, and the top increase in size. On the hair, hands and swimsuit draw highlights in white to give volume to our drawing.

Step 5

Do not forget about the scales on the tail of a mermaid. It can be drawn using a stencil, or as in my example manually. I like to use stencils in my designs, it makes our drawing more interesting. But it is worth remembering that the stencil should be deployed as our drawing is located, only repeating its bend.

Step 6 

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

I hope you enjoyed this look!
I will be glad to see your designs!

 

Products used for this design

Global Face Paint - Standard White

Global Body Art Leanne's Tropical Collection Fun Stroke Palette

Tag Green Face Paints - Pearl Green

TAG 1 Stroke Split Cakes - Teddy Bear 

Silly Farm Arty Brush Cakes - Mermaid

Qosmedix Lollipop Swabs

Cameleon #2 Angle Brush (3/4")

Loew Cornell Round No.5 Brush

Diamond FX #1 Round Brush

BAM Mini Stencils Gradient - 1206

Amerikan Body Art Glitter - Holographic White

Amerikan Body Art Pixie Paint Glitter Gel - Blue Monday

 

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, https://www.instagram.com/natali_faceart/. and facebook https://www.facebook.com/nata.vfr where you can find all the work.

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Video: Fantasy Peacock Design by Athena Zhe https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/fantasy-peacock-design-by-athena-zhe 2019-03-14T09:24:14Z FP Admin It's Spring and it is time for the birds to flourish in the land once again. Once of the most majestic birds is the peacock. It's truly a majestic site to see a male peacock's feather display.Athena Zhe shows us her take on the peacock theme. Check that awesome headband as well!
Athena Zhe shows us her take on the peacock theme. Check that awesome headband as well!]]>
Peacock Forehead Design by Kristin Olsson https://www.facepaint.com//blogs/facepaint-blog/peacock-forehead-design-by-kristin-olsson 2019-03-13T09:15:57Z Kristin Olsson Peacocks are so beautiful! Here, I have created a fast and easy fantasy one stroke peacock design that is perfect on the job. Use your favourite colour combinations and have fun with it!   Supplies Arty Brush Cake by Sillyfarm - Aussie Mermaid Arty Brush Cake by Sillyfarm - Mermaid TAG neon orange Superstar Minty 215 Diamond FX Black Diamond FX White Bad Ass Mini Stencil No. 1217 Blazin Brush by Marcela Bustamante Round #4 Cameleon Angle Brush #2 (3/4") Sillyfarm Paint Pal romantic rose angle brush 1/2"   Step 1: the base First, I add some base on the...

Peacocks are so beautiful! Here, I have created a fast and easy fantasy one stroke peacock design that is perfect on the job. Use your favourite colour combinations and have fun with it!

 

Supplies

Arty Brush Cake by Sillyfarm - Aussie Mermaid

Arty Brush Cake by Sillyfarm - Mermaid

TAG neon orange

Superstar Minty 215

Diamond FX Black

Diamond FX White

Bad Ass Mini Stencil No. 1217

Blazin Brush by Marcela Bustamante Round #4

Cameleon Angle Brush #2 (3/4")

Sillyfarm Paint Pal romantic rose angle brush 1/2"

 

Step 1: the base

First, I add some base on the eyelids with a sponge - It you are comfortable painting the eyelids with a one stroke as well then you can skip this part and jump straight to the next step.

 

Step 2: the shape of the feathers

I then load a 3/4" angled brush with the darkest colour on the long tip of the brush. I start with the largest loop in the middle and then proceed to paint the ones on the sides. I finish the last loop so that it is positioned in a flattering way near the eyes with a curve going upwards on the sides just like an eyeliner.

 

Step 3: shape of the bird

With a slightly smaller angled brush, I then proceed to paint the head and neck of the peacock. The neck is not symmetrical on both sides, but the pointy tip is centered in the middle of the bridge of my nose to balance in the design. I then add orange spots in the middle of the feathers, a beak and and eye. Even without the line work you can see that it is already starting to look like a peacock.

Step 5: basic outlining

With a round brush, I then move on to painting the main outlines. I take care to have the line work pointing towards the centre focal point between my eyes.

 

Step 6: more line work

I then paint the rest of the linework with the structure of the feathers - even though they are very simplified and don´t look very realistic, it is easy to see that this is supposed to be a peacock.

 

Step 6: optional details

You can leave the peacock like in the previous step - or you can enhance it with some stencilled details, highlights and bright dots like I have done here. And some super sparkly glitter, of course!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial - can´t wait to see your version of this :-)

 

Kristin Olsson has her background from the art and design world and has been working as a professional face painter since 2016.

She has won numerous face painting competitions and has been published in various face and body painting magazines.

Now she is a certified instructor at the International Face Painting School.

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

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