If you want to learn how to face paint the following information will guide you on your way. I’ve created links to face paint kit, paints and guide books that I recommend to you. I use ‘Snazaroo’ paints myself and love the professional finish and great range of colours. Use my pictures freely for guides and face painting ideas.
In the past I have provided training sessions for my employee’s who have gone onto paint fantastically and even started their own businesses; so one-
If you do not know where to start contact your local face painter they may offer training or may be willing to guide you for a fee. They may even need some help with up coming events and offer to train you up for free. It's always worth asking as this is how I started face painting professionally.
Check out your local colleges for face painting courses, if you have no luck try a more national search.
Buy online face painting courses:
There are a few online courses that you can pay for, pdf packages etc.
Online Course links:
Face painting is a skill that you can pick up through taking inspiration and gaining practice. So buy a good face painting book and a starter kit and get practicing on your own hands and arm or ask a patient friend or child.
Practice basic brush strokes and sponge work on your own arms and hands or on your own face in the mirror, some people may find this tricky however it worked for me. Or you can buy plastic masks however you will not get the feel for the skin by using these.
My advice is to make notes all over your face painting books, I did. Print photo’s from the Internet, take your own and stick them in and make notes, your book could turn into a lovely little scrap book of beautiful face paintings.
It is a great comfort to have a guide book to refer to when you are learning to face paint, I have lost count of how many times a child has asked for something and my mind has just gone blank.
Remember every artist has their own style as does every face painter, so do not worry too much about getting every line and colour exact when you are copying from a guide book. Start developing as a face paint artist and be experiment with colour and brush strokes.
Free Face Painting Guides and Video Tutorials
Free how to guides, video tutorials and face painting tips.
Face Painting Ideas for kids and Face Paint Designs.
Face Painting Stencils, Buy Kits, Paints and Supplies
Ideas for face painting, scary face painting ideas and face painting ideas for girls.
How to face paint for beginners, novices and professional entertainers
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