Thursday, December 5, 2019

Holiday Elements: Paint Realistic Pine Branches!

Pine tree branches are a great element to learn for your holiday themed designs! I use them often and they are not as hard as they look. (This step by step can also be found in my HUGE full-color book, "Realism for Face & Body Artists!") Here is a video where I demonstrate how to create these branches in just 1 minute, ending with a few inspirational designs that utilize them! Watch it below or click HERE to go to our YouTube channel! Thanks for stopping by, and happy painting!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Holiday Elements: Learn 4 Snowflakes in 90 seconds!



Since yesterday's candycane video was such a hit, I thought I'd do another one today on snowflakes!

Sometimes you can't find your snowflake stencil, and sometimes they get caught on things and bend or break...but don't fear! Snowflakes can be really quick to paint with the right tools and techniques. I could paint snowflakes for hours and come up with dozens of different ones, but here is a video with just 4 quick renditions. I paint snowflakes a lot for holiday parties, but they really have become more popular year-round with the release of Frozen, and now Frozen II! I'm just showing you some really simple elements here, but you can really punch these up with some outlines, color variations, painting them in clusters, adding swirls & teardrops, festival glitter, you name it! Have fun with them and make them your own!

Watch the video below, or check it out with others on my YouTube channel!



Thanks for stopping by, and happy painting!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Holiday Elements: Paint a perfect Candycane in under 2 Minutes!



It's December and Christmas gigs are in full swing!

To help you all out with your holiday parties this year, I thought I would put together a quick little video of my candycane design! This candycane can stand alone as cheek or arm art, but you can also embellish it however you wish, with swirls, teardrops, stars, dots, stencil patterns, pine branches, ribbons, gems, festival glitter, you name it...and turn it into a full face design!

Here you go, and happy painting!!
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Christmas Face Paint Design Collection!


It's that time of year again when our schedules fill up with Christmas events!! So, I thought this would be a fitting time to put together another holiday themed roundup of design ideas! I'm pretty sure I've painted more designs for Christmas than any other holiday over the years, so I have a LOT of them, but here are some favorites! Scroll down for examples of full face designs, eye designs, cheek art, arm paintings, and more! I hope you find some fun inspiration here, pick up some supplies in our Christmas shop, and have a wonderful holiday painting season!



A design with some Christmas BLING! (Learn about adding our Bling Bar offerings to your holiday parties here!)



My 2017 Christmas Card art...my son Sam!

2018 Christmas Card art!

2019 Christmas Card Art! Sam is now a series, haha!

























...I painted Hermie the Elf on each of my boys, the years they had no front teeth, haha!



This was done using a BAM Christmas stencil, you can find in the shop, here!















Here are a few Christmas themed designs that I did when I had challenged myself to post a painting every day for a year, that corresponded to that particular "national day" of whatever!




Below are a few "sketches" of ideas I have done on my practice sheets! (You can find these "PainterTemplates" on my site, here)

























I'm certain I have more designs out there and will definitely do more, so be sure to check back for additions! Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy painting!!