Step-by-Step Revisited - 2006 Contest
Back by popular demand we are having another Step by Step contest. These are very helpful for the beginner face painters. We suggest you send in three to five photos along with a text description of each step. This contest closed Oct 2007.
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Contests ends when we have a total of 10 step-by-step entries.
|With a large flat brush paint on the center part of the butterfly wing.||With a large flat brush and bright pink add the outer part of the wings. While the brush is still slightly wet drag some of the pink to blend into the white.||With a large round brush outline the butterfly wing, add the body and antennas. Make sure to give the outer wings a curvy look.||With your round brush add some black dots to the center part of the wings for accent.||With your round brush and white add white dots to add accents to the wings and antennas in white. Add two white eyes. Add glitter also if you want.|
|Lisa Smiley, Northwest, CA Lisa Smiley link Oct 9, 2007 #1|
Using a sponge, apply the yellow base on cheekbones and nose, stopping just below the eyes.
Using a sponge, apply lime green to the forehead down to the eyes, fading it out with gentle patting down the bridge of the nose and along the sides of the face.
Using a large round brush, make teardrop shaped designs in yellow along the nose, fanning out onto the forehead. Apply "freckles" with the tip of the same brush. Next, using a similar round brush, apply blue outlines to the teardrops, paint on a blue nose and mouth, shade the eyelids and accent with "freckles" at the sides. You may also add green freckles and shade the mouth slightly with green using a semi-dry brush, as shown.
|Using a large round brush, make giant teardrops at the forehead and mouth, for horns. The large horn in the center may require several teardrops combined to create the right size and shape. Have the teardrops extending a little into the design at the top, to create depth.||Lastly, outline the design in black, making cheeks and defining the horns.|
Angie Anders, East Texas link Oct 9, 2007 #2
|With a Snazaroo Medium Flat brush, paint the blue and baby blue, with white, paint on the base of the globe. Then with a Snazaroo Medium Flat brush and brown, paint the wooden stand.||With a Snazaroo Fine Flat Brush and green paint, add the tree. Then with a Snazaroo Fine Flat brush and white, paint a snowman.||With a Snazaroo Fine Flat Brush and white, paint snow on the tree. Then with a Snazaroo Fine Liner and red, paint buttons, hat and nose of snowman. Then with brown, add the eyes and mouth.||With a Snazaroo Fine Liner brush and black, add the outside lines.||With finger, add Snazaroo Gold Dust on the globe. That's it! This snow globe cheek art takes less than 5 minutes.|
|Summer the Clown, link , New York, NY, Mar 1, 2007 #3|
|With a #4 round brush load in yellow paint. Lay brush flat, slide and lift to tip to create center. You can add stamens and dots now or at the end.||With a #4 round and violet paint add strokes on sides, 3 on left, 1 to3 on light side.||With a #4 round brush and purple paint stroke on top layer of flower pedals.||With a #4 round brush load with amazon green pull 3-4 pedals to make caylx, stems and leaves.||Using a liner brush, load with lime and put veins in leaves and along stems as a highlight.|
|Christy Beem, www.paintfaces.com Palm Harbor, Florida Jan 15, 2007 #4|
|Step 1 - Start by outlining a flamy, curvy, licky design in yellow (sweeping motion)||Step 2 - Fill in the outline with yellow.||Step 3 - Load brush with orange and paint to provide shading.||Step 4 - Outline in red and pull some streaks into the middle of the flame.||Step 5 - Outline with black (when time permits) to make the flames POP even more.|
|Monique Rainville, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada email@example.com #5|
|Step 1 - sponge sparkle blue Snazaroo all over face.||
Step 2 - sponge darker blue and white for highlights with a smoothie
|Step 3 - with a fine brush, paint black on tip of nose, outlining nostrils, continuing down to top lip, creating a triangle on the top lip and extending the line out around the white "muzzle". Then outline eyes with black paint and extend up in a flare.||
Step 4 - create brows with long black stripes on forehead and three whiskers
on each side of muzzle.
|Step 6 - continue adding black details to muzzle, nose, lower lip, chin and eyes. Incorporate white star bursts on whiskers, forehead, face and chin. Add white dots to inside and outside eyes With practice, this design would take less than 5 minutes|
|Jane Andrews, Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA, link Apr 25, 2006 #6|
|With a large flat brush and pink, paint on the base of the bird. Then with a large flat brush and white, paint the beak and highlights to the wings.||Continue with the white to show some dimension to the wings.||With a fine round or small round brush and black, add the bird's eye, jaw line and start your outline.||Continue with the black to add detail to the wings.||This photo does not show it well but I generally take my fine round brush and add some silver glitter gel to the white highlights on the wings. For best results thin your gel with water and roll your brush in your hand while applying the glitter gel.|
|Gary Cole, Dallas, TX link Mar 28, 2006 #7|
Paint the most important lines of the flower with a light color red or
orange, a darker color is harder to 'redo' when it's needed. It's handy to
use an example of an actual rose for this, so you can see how the little
leafs are falling into each other.
|Color the leafs red and make shadows with black and dark red colors. The flower gets depth with that. The line of each little leaf is going to be a thin black line. A little 'tattoo-like', I used water make-up for the entire flower, except for the little black lines. To get them really black-black, I used creme make-up.||
Continue with this until the flower is ready. You can use glitter to 'flower
up' the rose if you like to.
|Than it's time to make the lower side of the rose. The first lines of this, you make with a light-green color. It might not be too straight for a rose. After this you're making shadow-effect with darker green and after that paint the outside lines with a small line black, just like the red leafs.||
Finish it like the rose was cut of, it makes it realistic. And than... there
is your wonderful rose!
|Lieke van Mil email link Mar 27, 2006 #8|
|With a large flat brush paint a light blue circle. Add a white moon.||With a fine round brush and black add the sleigh and reigns across your design.||Continue and add the reindeer and Ho Ho Ho. With a round brush and white add some snow flakes.|
|Gabriel Suarez link Jan 23, 2006 Location: Southern California #9|
Paint a yellow/ochre base using a sponge, so as to create a smooth finish with no stroke lines. Do this with large, circular movements, following the contours of the face - i.e. round from the forehead, down the side of the face, and to the chin etc. Still using the sponge, make the outline of the face a darker red/brown colour, making sure to blend this darker colour inwards into the ochre, creating a flawless gradation of colour.
Using the same reddish-brown colour with a relatively fine brush, draw the outline of the nose, making it wider and stronger than on your model. Then blend in this line towards the outside of the nose around the cheek area, making the nose appear more three dimensional. Next, using a rigger brush, paint the nose, making sure to paint it in a very symmetrical m-shape. Then paint the muzzle part underneath the nose but above the lips white using a medium sized brush. Outline this shape with black and draw in the whisker pores using black on a rigger. Take care to make the pores smaller as they get closer to the nose. Then paint a fine black line from the middle of the nose to the middle of the top lip. Paint the top lip black. Next, paint two white fangs on the bottom lip and paint the remainder of the bottom lip red.
Outline the canines in fine black and then paint the upper eyelids white. Using the finest brush you have, still using white, add very thin, elegant hair-like flicks to the white already on the eyelids. Next, using white and a slightly thicker brush, paint on the eyebrows on your model's forehead. Give your eyebrows five or six peaks, depending on your taste. Then, outline the peaks of the eyebrows in black, and using a clean brush blend this black into the white interior of the eyebrows, making a smooth transition from black, to grey to white. Using the same technique as was used for the upper eyelids, paint whisker-like hair projections around the muzzle area, taking care to bring each hair to as fine a point as possible. Using a fine brush, paint two red/brown lines either side of the ball of the nose and blend in.
Carefully contour both the top and bottom eyelids with red/brown, prolonging the top line to a flick about 2 cm after the eye ends. On the top eyelid, contour it again using black, and prolong it also, but flick it either before or after the red flick, so that both can be seen. Add short red lines to either side of the upper nose and to the centre of the chin. Also, paint two red, vertical whiskers at the starting point of each eyebrow, directly above the nose using a fine brush. Next, taking a brittle brush, apply paint onto it without using water and draw the spots. In this way, the spots will have a granulated surface and no definite contour, giving the effect that they are actually on fur.
Finish by adding black tear ducts to the eyes, parallel to the nose. if you want, more defines white whiskers can be added, as has been done in the photo, which can be highlighted in black. White can also be used on the nose to make it appear wet and shiny and black hairs can be drawn on the eyebrows to show the direction of hair growth. And voila! The leopard is complete!
Veronika K., London. (16 years old) Nov 2, 2005 #10
On this contest there are no beginner categories, however we will post the age of children under 17 so you can take this into consideration during the voting process. As always, you can send in your photos by e-mail electronically or you can drop them in the regular mail (SNAZAROO, 1214 Metro Park Blvd., Suite 201, Lewisville, TX 75057 USA) and we will do the scanning for you. ONLY ONE PRIZE PER PERSON. We want to spread the prizes around.
Other rules.... read this carefully!
1) You may not enter any photo that you have entered before in any step by step contest.
2) You may not use acrylics or any non-FDA approved face paint in any form. You are otherwise allowed to use any FDA compliant face paint.
3) If your photo is very fuzzy or out of focus it will not be entered. There is no excuse here because we are willing to scan the photo(s) for you.
4) Do not take your photo from 20 feet away. Get as close to your art work as possible. We want to see the art not your entire living room.
Your submitted photo can be on any part of the body (as long as it is PG-13 rated).
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