A painter creates a picture through movements of his hands. He captures the moment through strokes of his brushes. The colors bring life to the captured moment, hues reflect the mood, and effects catch the essence. And, thus a picture unfolds in front of you, making the moment eternal.
The foremost essential point while learning the tricks of this art is speed. Impatience of children is insurmountable, which is why they get fidgety when held in one place for more than 15 minutes.
The next basic factor is to choose the right supplies. The brushes, paints, water, and glitter (if you use any) has to be child friendly. The designs have to be chosen in such a way that as far as possible, child's safety has to be maintained.
Improper usage colors, brushes, glue, and glitter leads to skin irritation and allergic reactions. Once the paint is washed off, it may even leave marks, which definitely won't work in the painter's favor.
Face Painting For Children
Usually girls go in for mushy characters like Barbie, Bambi, and butterflies. Here's a list of easy designs for girls:
- Beetle Bugs
- Easter Bunny
- Make a boy on your face!
Boys are sporty in nature and will go in for football clubs. Here are some easy designs for boys:
- Favorite football club logo
- Easter Bunny
- G. I. Joe
Go for sober designs that would appeal the audience. Detailing your picture is what makes the design more real. For instance, if you are painting a sunset, work on details like the shadow, light effects, and the color schemes. Especially while painting face masks, visualize the theme or the final picture to get what you want.
Make sure that you have mastered the designs in your catalog. Keep your hands clean and wear gloves so that you don't transfer any germs to the child. Gloves will prevent your hands from getting spoiled. To get the perfect looking picture, spend a little over stencils and brushes.
To give effects like shimmer and shine, glitter just works fine. However, the glue used in sticking the glimmer to the skin can be harmful to the skin. And just in case you miss a stroke, keep tissues to wipe them out.
Face painting is an art that can be mastered by practice. But a bigger art lies in developing patience and rapport with the kids!