Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Book Inspiration: "Happy Kitty Bunny Pony: A Saccharine Mouthful of Super Cute"

What are your favorite face painting books?  I actually don't own many books that are specific to face painting, but I have quite a few other books that I love to use for inspiration.  I've found that if I only stick to face painting books and images of others' face paintings for inspiration, I'll just be repeating the same style of painting that you see in the face and body painting world.  So, I am constantly in search of non-face-painting books that can inspire my work.  I hope to share a few of my favorites with you in the following weeks, because I have some really great ones!

Today I thought I'd start with a really funny book that pokes fun at the super cutesy illustrations from the past.  It's called "Happy Kitty Bunny Pony: A Saccharine Mouthful of Super Cute."

Now that I see there is a whole series of these "Pop Ink" books, I might have to get a couple more! A fellow designer friend of mine got it for me for my baby shower, after her and I had previously stumbled upon it and were caught giggling over it in a local art museum gift shop.  The descriptions are really funny, and I never thought I'd use it for face paint inspiration...but then again that's the best kind of inspiration...unexpected!! And who better to use over-the-top-cutesy art on than cute widdle kids?!

So this week I thought I'd try creating some designs inspired by the art in the book...

And yes, of COURSE I put together a bunch of free step-by-step instructions for you!  You're very welcome!!  :-)

I know, some of these might have been nice for Easter, but now you have some new ones to work on for next year!  Happy painting!


Danielle Derethik said...

HAHAHAH! I LOVE that book!

IN fact, I think we've looked at it together!

These are cute and would be super fun for Easter!!

Danielle Derethik said...

HAHAHA! I love that book!

These are super cute- will be great for Easter next year! Or... baby animals at the fair!