Animal Face Painting
For Halloween, Plays, And Parties
Whether you have volunteered to work at a face painting booth or you are simply looking to make sure that a zoo, jungle, or farmyard party gets off to a roaring start, you'll find that there are a couple of guidelines that can get you started when it comes to getting a great painted face onto a kid.
Simple And Easy Animal Face Painting Ideas
In the animal face painting gallery below you will find ideas for face painting farm animals and face painting jungle animals.
Animal Face Painting Tips
Just like there are important guidelines for drawing and art, you'll find that keeping things straight when it comes to animal face painting can help you out a great deal. First, when you start with animal face painting, remember that to a certain extent, it will be less flat than a human's face.
To get a really good painted face going, think about the fact that you are going to be bringing some features forward, and one way that you can do this is with the use of dark and light paint. For instance, when you are trying for a puppy, you'll find that painting the nose and the mouth area of the child a lighter color will help create the illusion of a "snout" and it can have your kids looking quite puppy-like!
On the other hand, for a kitten, remember that there is less of a snout, so the light areas can just focus on the upper lip and the mouth. The next thing that you should remember is that you should delineate the nose. When you are looking to make sure that the nose looks good, make sure that you choose a dark color; stay away from blacks because something about it just doesn't look right, but you'll find that by choosing a warm dark brown will help.
Just shade in the area of the nose that includes the nostrils and the bump of the nose directly between them, without going any higher. This gives your kid the proper dog or kitty nose. For a cat's nose, think about making the nose even shorter and shallower.
Remember that details are the name of the game when you are doing animal face painting. If you are trying to get a certain facial expression across (friendly puppy, fierce tiger, etc) play with the eyebrows a little bit. Draw in high black eyebrows for surprise, and lower ones for menace.
When you want to do a puppy, for example, to get the long snout, color a pale stripe that covers the forehead, goes down between the eyes and fans out into an oval that covers the nose, the lower cheeks and most of the face.
Use a pale brown on the rest of the face, dark brown circles around the eyes, and an even darker brown on the nose with the method listed above. After that, all you need to remember is to give your new puppy a cute pink tongue poking from his lips, black eyebrows painted above the dark brown circles and a few whisker spots, and you're all set!
Animal Face Painting Tips
September 27, 2011