If you are one of those parents who gets nervous as soon as you hear of the school fair, or worry about the soon approaching Halloween season, then it probably stems from your fear of taking a brush to your kid's face and creating different designs. This is where templates can help. But what if these templates are not available. Then what do you do? In such a situation you can create simple patterns and designs to paint your child's face.
Your basic template will differ, depending on whose face you are painting, and the design you are recreating. We give you some very popular themes and patterns along with images, that will guide you.
Natural life and wildlife are very popular themes with kids. At most face painting stalls you will notice kids demanding to be painted with designs to resemble animals and birds; for example, tigers, wolves, butterflies, etc. Given below are images of some of the most popular designs for kids.
This may be a primarily adult hobby with many sports fans opting to paint their faces with the colors of the team they support, or the country they belong to. You cannot be a spectator at any sporting event without coming across fans with their faces painted in different colors.
Many kids prefer to get their face painted in designs that reflect a certain character, or an action hero that they are fond of. So you will have demands like a wizard, superman, cowboy, etc. The images given below can function very well as Halloween face painting templates as they are popular for the Halloween season.
This may not be one of the most popular ideas, but is a great way to inspire cultural diversity among kids. Get them to experiment with patterns that are indigenous to different ethnicity. It could be a fun exercise in educating them about different cultures.
If you want to be a professional face painter, there are a few aspects that you need to consider. While it is much easier to use templates to make designs, sometimes it is always better to start with the basics, as it allows far more creativity on your end. Once you are familiar with the tricks and techniques of face painting, you can create your own templates that will allow you to be faster in your work. Now before we move on to the different designs, let's go through a few things you need to understand.
First and foremost, try to understand the equipment you are working with. It is very important that you know all that you can, about the medium you are working with. What are the different kinds of paints that you can use on human faces? How can you mix colors to create more colors? How can you make the designs more vibrant? These are all the things you will understand only if you spend enough time trying to understand your medium. It is also important for you to learn how to keep things hygienic. Choose paints that have been approved by the FDA. Also prefer paints that are water based, since they are much easier to clean off. After all, you do not want to have a client breaking out into an allergy. This is why it is important to choose the right kind of face painting makeup.
If you are just starting out, use templates that dictate the use of only primary colors, and black and white. This will allow you to create simple designs. Once you get better at face painting, you can opt for more difficult patterns and designs. Another important thing to remember is to choose the brushes you are using with a lot of care. Pick a wide range of brushes; thin brushes for the intricate details, and thick brushes that can cover a lot of area. Also try to experiment with techniques like blending, smoothing, etc.
Now that you know how to get started with face painting and what the different templates and themes are, you can easily think of many ideas. There is no limit to the creativity that you can indulge in once you are familiar with how to wield the brush.