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Face Painting is Great for Holiday:
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Feliz November, LOL! Seems like the Holiday season is being extended year after year. I'm receiving all sorts of Holiday ads from my vendors and suppliers. I figured it's time I get my Holiday promos rolling. I have something special planned this year and it involves showcasing some of the awesome designs I've created for upcoming events. Of course I need smiling faces to paint and photograph!
As always I'm seeking adults and pregnant mothers (6-9 months) for body painting and gestational art modeling.
You can be the most skilled and creative face painter, but if you're tools aren't up to par or you don't know what to use them for you may not deliver your best work. It'll be pretty difficult to draw those crisp lines and perfect swirls that we all adore with a brush whose bristles are flaring in every direction. In addition to the maintenance of your brushes you want to become knowledgeable in their uses in order to produce the desired effect. This knowledge will help you in becoming a better face painter and a better artist in general. Below are some of the most popular brushes used by most face and body artists.
Round, Flat, Filbert, Ferrule, Fan, what?
When I've attend workshops or classes I quickly realized how important the terminology or jargon is. Some instructors will quickly explain the different brush types, but many do not. I will provide a short description of the commonly used brushes and their uses.
Round: If you view a round brush at eye level you will see that the tip of the bristles taper to a fine point. This point is what aides the artist in creating fine lines and details. Round brushes come in a variety of sizes. The larger the brush number the broader the stroke will be and vice versa. My favorite round brushes are #4 & #6.
Fan: As the name implies, the bristles of a fan brush "fan out". Typically used to smoothly blend color it's also great for creating plant and hair textures. In my working kit I tend to have just one fan brush.
Filert: A filbert brush ends in a slight point like a round brush, except the brush belly is flat vs. round like a round brush. A filbert brush is great for blending and creating teardrops. This brush can be used flat or on the side depending upon the desired effect.
To menu or not to menu? Sounds strange, huh? For face painters this is a real live dilemma. Face painters have to decide whether or not they will work from a menu of design options or not. The next decision to be made is whether or not it will be a picture menu or word menu. As an artist who has tried the entire gamut, I definitely have an opinion.
Why offer a design menu? Have you ever stood in line behind someone at a donut shop, ice cream parlor, or at the Cheesecake Factory counter who was taking forever to decide? With all the choices of so many palate pleasing delights, deciding on one can be an overwhelming experience. Now imagine if you were given the option to choose any flavor you could imagine. Suddenly that wait has gotten 10x's longer. This is what I've experienced when I didn't offer a design menu for the kids to choose from. I'd get little ladies and gents in my chair without any idea what design they would like or what I was capable of creating. Additionally, working without a menu will require you to have the ability to paint a rainbow kitty, with lime green whiskers, and purple spots or WHATEVER else a child can imagine! <<<< That really happened, and I did paint it! Seriously, if you work without a menu you will have to have 100's of designs committed to memory. Most of us do have 100's yet, 1000's of designs committed to memory, but why not select several of the most popular designs and make them AWESOME and offer them to your customers. Always leave an option for special requests from your customers.
Picture menu or word menu? I think this comes down to personal preference and your ability to duplicate the exact same design over and over. Personally, I don't like to offer a picture menu. I like to change my designs and give each customer a unique version of the design they selected. Often, with picture menus the customer will expect for the design to look exactly as the photo. Most aren't aware of the effect face shape and skin tone will have on a design.
The one negative I've experienced to offering a word only menu is that customers do not know what to expect. To ease that worry, I chat with the little one and ask things like, "What's your favorite color, Would you like a sparkly fairy with lots of swirls, do you want a happy or scary skull, etc." Such questions helps the customer relax, and allows them to have some customization to their chosen design. Another obstacle with a word menu is that not ALL children can read. To address this issue I've added little doodles to each word to give the child a visual cue as to what the word is. I love when parents take advantage of my word menu and give their child a literacy lesson :)
There's no right or wrong option. Try out everything until you find what works best for you. Please share with me your preference for a picture menu or a word menu.