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Face Painting ‘On-The-Job’

One of my greatest personal challenges is achieving a high standard of face painting whilst ‘on-the-job’, as it’s one thing being able to paint beautifully in the comfort of my own home at a speed I’m comfortable with, and another being able to paint quickly and impeccably whilst there’s a big queue of children hanging off your shoulder!

For me, like anything, it’s all about practise practise practise. I can only get better at speed face painting by doing speed face painting. I aim to complete a face in 3-5 minutes, however, it’s always lovely when there’s a not a huge queue and I can spend up to 10 minutes on a face. Most of these below were painted on-the-job in under 5 minutes.

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On-the-job face painting butterfly using TAG unicorn

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On-the job 2-3 min half butterfly

I love playing with this colour palette (TAG unicorn), and in addition to painting countless one stroke butterflies and rainbow butterflies with it, it can be used for so many different looks. Combine TAG unicorn one stroke with Lea Selley’s Graffiti eye stencils and you can make something super funky.

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On-the-job Graffiti eye design

It’s always a pleasure when I have a few extra minutes on a job and can do a quick little cheek illustration. Whilst working at Treetop Adventure Golf this summer, toucan’s were frequently requested and I had lots of fun playing with this design!

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On-the-job toucan cheek design with ‘one-stroke’ leaves

One stroke face painting, as you guys know, is my favourite type of on-the-job painting and the possibilities are just endless. Not only can you paint beautiful florals with one strokes, but they can be used for superheroes and villains too. Here’s a recent hulk face painting I did with a green one stroke palette.

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Tigers are amongst my most requested face painting design. Mark Reid is the ultimate master of tigers and his work is always my go to for inspiration. Achieving the perfect tiger stripe is again all about practise and finding the perfect brush for you. My trusty Loew Cornell enables me to create tiger stripes like those below.

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On-the-job tiger at a recent birthday party

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On-the-job mummy and me tiger face paint

Sometimes the painting isn’t particularly spectacular but the kid is just so damn cute I can’t resist taking a photo. This little Mario was just so adorable and whilst not the best advert for my face painting skills, it shows the sheer joy of face painting so job done!

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Super quick on-the-job Mario face paint

Until next time,

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Face Painting Workshop – One Stroke Painting

I was recently asked to teach a 1-2-1 face painting workshop focusing solely on one stroke painting (my favourite kind of face painting!). My client travelled up from London to spend the day with me in my studio and we spent 6 hours covering a multitude of one stroke designs, looking at colour combinations, technique and brush loading.

In preparation I wanted to update some of my skills and designs as I’m always looking to improve my own technique too. It’s too easy to become complacent!

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Flower practise on my legs

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Daisies on Daisy! Sally-Ann Lynch practise board

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Floral face design

My intention in my workshops is to teach technique and composition, which allows clients to understand how designs are created and then gives them the space to go on and create their own!

Several years ago, in preparation for my one stroke face painting workshop in Northern Ireland, I created a one stroke butterfly on my leg which went a little bit ‘viral’ in the face painting world! For this particular workshop I was asked again to teach my one stroke butterfly, so I wanted to update it and make it fresher. Here’s my updated version on a FAB wipeable practise board, where I focused on overall shape of the butterfly, and a real ‘live’ version on my client’s arm.

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Updated version of my ‘famous’ one stroke leg butterfly!

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Mini version of my one stroke butterfly on my client’s arm

Other designs for my intensive one day face painting course included a rainbow butterfly, dolphin and the obligatory unicorn! Unicorns are definitely the new Elsa.

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My one stroke dolphin design (made into a narwahl!) and my student’s version

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My student photographing her work!

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Super quick one stroke rainbow butterfly design

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Obligatory pink unicorn!

I am currently being inundated with emails and enquiries for my workshops which is amazing and I am so excited! Teaching face painting is what I LOVE and I want to do more and more of it.

I am always available for 1-2-1 teaching and am happy to arrange small workshops as well.

My next workshops are:

Thursday 12th September – LEICESTER (in my home studio)

10am- midday. A 2 hr introduction to all things face painting! We will cover teardrops, swirls, dots, tiger stripes and double dipping. You will then contextualise your new skills in some popular face painting designs eg Spiderman, rainbow butterfly, tiger

For more info click here or email livilollipopfairy@gmail.com for more info

Monday 23rd September – BRIGHTON (at Earth & Stars)

• Intensive 6 hour face painting workshop (plus 45 min lunch – food provided).
• 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.

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For more details here or email livilollipopfairy@gmail.com

Saturday 5th October – LEICESTER (in my home studio)

Same as above. For more details click here or email livilollipopfairy@gmail.com

Any questions about any face painting course, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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