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Face Painting: What and how to use face paints?

Posted in Cool Ideas, Landscape Painting, Organic Art with tags , , on November 8, 2009 by

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Modern paintings like abstract paintings and body painting is becoming popular nowadays, one of these modern painting methods is face painting that is especially popular amongst children party. Many artists also use face painting as their source of income.

As an artists it is important to know what paint one should use, where to get it and how to use it.

  1. Choosing the right face paint to use.

The best brand would be the Wolfe Bros., a.k.a. Wolfe Face Art and FX. Snazaroo and Ben is also a good brand. These brands are all high quality, easy to use and they are FDA approved, meaning safe to use for your skin. They are also available water-based that is so easy to wash off.

2. Arrange all your materials such as face paints, cup of water, paper towels, brushes, and sponges on a table next to your hand. Fold up a paper towel and lay your brushes on top of it. Now set up 2 chairs facing each other. One chair is for you and the other one for the person you will do the face painting with.

3. Dip your brush in the water then bring your brush to the paint. Mix the water from your brush with the paint, working the paint into creamy consistency.

4. As for the sponge, you may either use it on its original form or cut it in half suing the scissor. Then dip one end of it in the water and pat it onto the paper towel to remove excess moisture. Rub the sponge with firm pressure in the paint, loading of paint on one end.

5. When applying the paint on the face on a full-face design, use the sponge to cover large areas of the face, the use the brush to add smaller details. Once you have applied the paint onto your sponge, use a dabbling movement to apply the paint. In case the paint comes out too streaky, go back over it with the use of the sponge with a light dabbing movement. Let the paint dry first before adding more details.

As an artist it is indeed a fulfillment at the end if you create good face paint. Same applies for other painting genre such as abstract art, plein air, contemporary paintings, landscapes, and others.

How to Get Started With Face Painting

Posted in Cool Ideas with tags , , , on May 24, 2009 by

You might have heard of face painting already. If you have seen how interesting such paintings are, you might want to learn how to do so. Probably, you would want to see your painting bring joy and delight to young children during your child’s birthday party. Or probably, you would also want to become a professional face painter.

Other than the fact that face painting can indeed be a very fun and fulfilling job, it also requires a lot of hard work.

For beginners, here’s how to get started.

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Among the most excellent ways of learning is to take a face painting class. The problem is it is not that easy to search for a face painting class nearby. There are times that face and body painting classes are offered in college. There are also some face painting classes being held during certain events. Nonetheless, you might find searching through Google for “face painting class + your area” helpful as someone might be willing to give you some tuition.

If what you really want to be knowledgeable of is about advanced face painting techniques, among the most effective ways to learn is through classes. This is true most especially if you want to develop your painting skills fast.

In case you failed to search for face painting classes in your area, you might also try face painting instructional books to learn.

You will be able to search for a whole host of books to do with face painting if you search a popular book site like Amazon. It is advisable that you go over the reviews so that you will know which book is best suited for you.

You can also learn face painting through instructional videos. Obviously, the best benefit that videos have over books is that you can actually observe how something is done in a video. Compare this to the act of just reading about it.

However, if you have already got some face painting skills, what you just need to do is to have a little face painting experience so that you can improve your confidence.

If in case you want to know how you can quickly get lots of practice, here’s how. Just call your local children’s school and tell them your offer of doing free face painting in one afternoon. Although you are not 100% sure if they would agree or not, most likely, they will be very eager to allow you to do this if you aren’t charging anything. Now you know how to quickly gain experience powerfully. Moreover, you might find great painting ideas on abstract art paintings. If you are interested in this new cool idea, try visiting any abstract art gallery.