Happy Spring! I’m coming up on my 4 year face painting anniversary, and while I have grown alot professionally and artistically over the years, I think it’s finally time to upgrade my designs and setup. Over the next month or two I will be on a mission to get new designs in my book in time for the summer. My current list of new things to paint is up to 63, but lord knows that number keeps going up! So here is just the first set of updated and brand new designs I’ll be offering up to my clients… enjoy!
Hello and happy 2014! It’s been a slow beginning to the year for me painting wise, but I’ve now made up for that by spending the last 4 days at a Face Painting Convention! Who knew face painters had conventions, right? Well this was my third convention since I started painting in 2010 and they are super fun! Exhausting, but also challenging and exciting. The best thing about conventions is learning a whole new bag of tricks! I now have alot of things to practice, as well as some great new designs. I can’t wait to show you how it all turns out!
Here are the paintings I got to do at the convention. I tried to challenge myself and try some new things out. Hopefully these new skills turn into great new paintings to offer my clients!
What do you think?
My Dark Moon Man
I learned some amazing new tricks with split cakes and bought some new colors… I can’t wait to turn this into a birthday party design!
This was a challenge in a class… a Tiger Sugar Skull. I LOVE how those colors pop!
And this is for everyone who always asks how I paint myself… TA DA! Here I am painting myself… no big mystery, it’s just me, a paint brush and a mirror. 🙂
Check out my Body Painting page to see the cool design I did for that!
Recently my niece came over for a sleep over, and the very first thing she said to me was “Aunt Amanda, can you paint my face?”. So the next day before heading out to the mall I let the girls pick whatever they wanted out of my extremely large collection of inspiration images… and of course my niece just wanted to be a cat. A black cat to be specific, because she’s into “natural fur colors” now. I had to haggle with her a bit, but finally talked her into letting me add some gold so she could be a Calico kitty, and I could still try out a new design. We were both quite happy with the results!
And my step-daughter just wanted something pretty… which I always love to paint!
And my last new design for today… Unfortunately I’m usually not able to take photos of my paintings at parties, but every once in a while I try to snap a few, especially when I try something new on the fly. This little darling was ADORABLE and made a super cute Dalmatian puppy… but was too squirmy to get a good picture! But it’s still cute, and makes me want to try this design again.
With the winter months ahead being my slow season, hopefully I’ll have time to play with more new designs soon! Check back to see my latest works!
I had the privilege of painting for a family reunion yesterday where the theme was definitely Love. I painted about a dozen designs all honoring Vivian, the family matriarch who passed away this year. It was beautiful to see how many adults and children wanted their paintings to pay tribute to their mother and grandmother. Here are just a few of the designs I painted…
I hope the family enjoyed my paintings as much as I did… the photos will make a touching addition to their family scrapbooks.
Hello friends! I have a princess themed birthday party on my schedule soon and so I decided this weekend I would work on my princess crowns. There are so many different ways to paint a “crown” but sometimes on the spot my mind draws a blank. So here are 4 new versions for the girls to choose from. Enjoy!
P.S… next week for sure I’ll be working on new BOY designs!
Hello again art lovers! I am so excited to show you what I learned this week! Not only did I take time to practice, but I got to attend a fantastic workshop and learned a new painting style! It was SO fun… I love taking classes to learn new techniques, but this was one of my favorites. We learned how to cartoon on the face, AND how to make our art ANIMATED! These fun designs move with your face so when you scrunch, bunch, twist or expand your forehead and mouth the characters look like they’re moving. I hope I get to paint one of these guys on you soon so you can see how fun they are! I’d love to hear what you think!
This one is only half done because we needed to move on in class to the next cool thing.
This bat is my own original design, based on what we learned in class. I think he’s pretty awesome. 🙂
Here is a fun cartoon style heart design! I think this one will be pretty popular.
And here are some practice eyeballs on my arm… I like the black eye the best… can’t wait to put those on a character soon!
So what do you think? Do you like the new style? I do have to admit, painting these guys on yourself is TRICKY! Hopefully I’ll be painting them on some younger faces soon. 🙂
Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your holidays as much as I have, and are ready to start a productive new year. Did you make a new years resolution? I’ve made my resolution to become more motivated this year. So far I’m doing a fantastic job, and thanks to my new found motivation I have set myself a goal… I am going to practice my face painting every weekend this month. Finding time to practice isn’t always easy, so now while it’s the slow season I’m going to make the effort to try out new designs and techniques. This weekend I decided to try out some new mask designs. These are so fun, and always unique to the event and person wearing it. I’m excited to add some of these ideas to my bag of tricks for the upcoming Mardi Gras parties!
I hope you enjoy these! I can’t wait to show you what I’m doing next weekend!