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Face Painting Tutorials | One stroke Dolphin & Sugar Skull

I’ve been promising to make face painting videos for such a long time now and have basically been procrastinating for years! I’m such a perfectionist, to a painful degree, and have continually used the excuse that I didn’t have the perfect phone camera or the perfect lighting to stop me doing it.

So in the summer when I upgraded my phone to a Huawei Pro I no longer had an excuse! I still managed to procrastinate a little bit longer but a couple of weeks ago I took the plunge and made my very first time lapse face painting tutorial, which ended up going a little bit bonkers on Facebook! It’s currently up to 73 shares and 8.2K views. That’s the most attention any of my posts has ever got, ever!

I decided to paint my ‘one stroke’ dolphin design, as it’s a super cute and popular design and one I teach in my face painting workshops. In my classes I teach this at a slow, comfortable pace and break down each brush stroke so my time lapse really just gives an overall illustration of how it’s created.

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To view the video of my dolphin face painting, click here.

I always make my own one strokes and rainbow cakes and my dolphin split cake is no different. It’s a delicious combination of purple, metallic green, teal and white, using mostly TAG and Diamond FX paints. I use a TAG flat 3/4 inch brush for all my one stroke painting and Loew Cornell round no. 4 or 6 for my tear drops.

A couple of days later my beautiful sister came to visit so I jumped at the chance at painting her and creating another time lapse video. Expect to see lots more videos with her as the star – I’m not a fan of painting my own face! This was my first attempt at creating a time lapse of painting an actual face and we had lots of fun. I still have a lot to learn with making videos though and kept bumping into the arm clamp holding my phone 🤣 So please excuse the occasional bouncing of the camera!

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This delicate ‘no black’ sugar skull is intended to be a quick, on-the-job design 💞 To view the time lapse video of me painting this design, click here.

This sugar skull uses two different one strokes, both homemade. The teal one is the same as above, and the pink one is red, Cameleon Bollywood pink, white. This pink and teal colour combination is my absolute favourite and my go-to for all my girly designs.

Whilst I am happy with the videos, the quality of them once posted online pains me! The original videos are CRYSTAL CLEAR but when I upload them to Facebook they go slightly blurry. I have researched and experimented to rectify this but it appears impossible. Facebook compresses the videos and there’s not alot I can do about it. If anyone knows how to stop this happening, please please let me know. My perfectionist brain hurts me 😭 Both videos can be viewed in what I think is superior quality over on IGTV on my instagram.

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Face Painting Workshop – Leicester

Last weekend I held my first face painting workshop in my new home studio, the walls of which I painted to reflect the brightness and cheeriness of face painting! The intention was to create a perfect bubble of joy in which to hold my lessons.

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More photos of the room to come, as I initially decided to paint just one wall but quickly decided I need to paint the whole room like this! It’s going to be beautiful 😍

This face painting workshop was attended by 3 participants, all of whom were absolutely fantastic! We covered all the fundamentals of face painting – teardrops, swirls, dots, double dipping, tiger stripes and ‘one stroke’ painting.

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Teardrop demo

 

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Tiger stripe practise

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Petal practise

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Double dipping practise

We always practise the techniques first on our hands and arms then contextualise what the participants have learned in actual designs on practise boards eg. tiger, butterfly, Spiderman, princess, unicorn, flowers, dolphin!

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Following all the fundamentals of face painting we move onto ‘one stroke’ painting and learn how to paint flowers, leaves and princesses using this technique.

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My student nailing the princess crown!

One of my students kindly wrote after the course:

“I can highly recommend doing this workshop! You’ll learn so much from Livi’s talent and great skill as a teacher. 💖” – Emma Sheridan, Leicester

My next workshop is a 6 hour intensive course, split over 2 consecutive Sunday mornings (24th Feb and 3rd March 2019):

• 2 x 3 hr sessions
• Learn about brush technique, line work, essential tips & tricks and more!
• Discover the amazing ‘secret’ of ‘one stroke’ painting
• Contextualise your new skills in an array of designs including butterfly, Spiderman, tiger, princess, unicorn, dinosaur
• This course is suitable for beginners, or new professionals wishing to brush up on their skills.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/602997703487541/

Feel free to message me with any questions or queries about my face painting course. I also teach 1-2-1 so if you’re interested in private training, let me know and I can send you some info! Email livilollipopfairy@gmail.com

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