I have literally always struggled with my unicorns, the perfectionist in me never happy with their double chins and wonky eyes! Recently, however, with a little bit more practise and perseverance and using one stroke technique for the faces as well as the hair, I’ve painted a lot more that I’m actually happy with!
Here are two ecstatic little girls from a recent unicorn themed birthday party…
I’m definitely more comfortable with pretty, frilly, flowery girly designs so always feel a little fear when a boy sits down requesting typical boys face paint ideas. Always looking to improve my superheroes, I’m still trying to develop my designs to ones I’m content and comfortable with. Copying characters however, is something I’m ok at so enjoyed doing this Pokemon/ Pikachu design recently, at a sweaty party on the hottest day of the year so far! This is a simplified version of Olga Murasev’s original design.
My on-the-job tigers are always a challenge, as I’ve been so focused on immaculate line work that I sometimes forget about flow. When in doubt, always look to Mark Reid for tiger inspiration! Painted this absolutely adorable little tiger at the same party and he and I were both super happy with the result!
I’m also always a little terrified when boys request a character I’ve never heard of and then produce their tiny little arm for me to replicate it on! So I was pretty pleased by my efforts today with “Ultra Sonic” on this kids arm. He bloody loved it! Wish I’d got a closer picture although this photo of the two brothers taken by their mum is just awesome!