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. 🙂
Another fantastic mask-loving holiday is Mardi Gras, and I love painting those colorful designs for such festive people! Check out a recent Mardi Gras party I painted at. Each lady had a unique style and colors they wanted and it was a blast painting them!
I’ve been working on new designs specifically for the Chinese New Year Festival I’m painting at today. Come see me from 11-5 at the Asian Town Center located at 3820 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114. There’s entertainment all day long with dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, the traditional Lion Dance and fireworks! Try some yummy food and get your face painted by me! See you there!
Yesterday I painted my first collaboration with a photographer for a photo shoot. It was alot of fun, and the photos turned out amazing! Photographer Mark Wearsch had a fun vision and our model did a great job! I can’t wait to do more fun shoots like this, and I really should hire Mark to follow me around to all of my gigs to get photos like this more often!
Ahh the College years… when you’re old enough to do whatever you want, and still too young to think you’re too old to do things! It’s a magical time. Check out some of the fun ideas these college elite came up with for their face paintings. They get huge points for creativity!
Hello art lovers! I know my site has been boring for a while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been out painting up a storm! Typically at a gig I am too busy to actually take pictures of my work, so when someone takes them for me it is a rare treat. Especially these amazing pics by photographer Brian Palmer, who captured his daughters experience really beautifully. I can’t wait to paint for his company again this winter so he can take some more awesome photos of my work! Take a look…
I had the privilege of painting at the Rascal Flatts Fest at Blossom not to long ago, and had a great time. I even got to paint Joe Don’s son as spiderman! Check out some of the designs I was painting for the concert goers.
Hello art lovers… Well it has been a crazy busy few weeks in my face painting world! I’ve got lots of great new pics to share with you, but alas, no time to get them web ready! For now, how about this awesome photo from the Berea News Sun, taken at last weeks Grindstone Festival. What a great shot of the happiness brought by face painting!