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…
Last week on a very very wet day in Whetstone, Leicester I painted at a big bank holiday pub event, alongside magicians, animals, bouncy castles and live music! The relentless rain did not deter the crowds and I was non-stop for 5 hrs, one of the busiest face painting events I’ve ever done! I managed to take a couple of photographs before it got manic, and I was sent the photos of me painting and me with the little rainbow girl by her lovely mum!
Face painting in progress! After applying the rainbow base I work around the driest areas first with white tear drops, creating a butterfly shape.
Voila! The finished face and a happy customer 🙂
Below are 2 more little cuties – a butterfly using TAG unicorn colour combo, and an Elsa-inspired design – both using one stroke. I just love these colours and their smiles!
Every day for a month I planned to paint a new design using “one stroke” technique. One stroke involves the use of “stripey” paints (see some of the images below and previous post). With a 3/4″ flat brush it is possible to pick up multiple colours at once, and with one motion create an effortless blending effect. Here are days 7-12.