|Photos of the jam in action!|
|The back of your practice head is perfect for practicing bellies!|
The first painting I did was on my beautiful friend Andrea! She has 3 boys and is expecting a GIRL!
Pixie Paints ("Blue Monday") with a rake brush to give it a cool, chunky shimmer! This is the first time I've used the pixie paints but they really worked great. I then used a lollipop blender loaded with a white Mehron INtense Pro powder (lightening) and my BAM 1035 stencil to give the background some soft texture...
|All the bellies painted at the jam!|
Of course we had amazing artists already, but some pretty amazing things happen when you remove all the stress factors! :-)
I was so super lucky to be able to paint two bellies!! This one was on my beautiful balloon twisting and face painting friend, Jelly! This design was inspired by some Google image searches of moms and babies.
Here is a great example to illustrate why I always start by having the model stand up while I sketch the design outlines, THEN I have her sit down...
...If you start painting while mom is sitting down, your design will turn into an egg shape when she stands up. As you can see above, the design looks squished while I'm starting it in the top photo, but then rounds back out when she stands up.
Babies' arms are chubby, so while I was painting I thought, "I need to add some more to that little arm!" Of course that was one moment I forgot about the squish factor...and when she stood up baby grew biceps! Oops! ;-) Sometimes the hard part is trusting your squished looking outlines while painting, and sticking to them! ;-)
We were even fortunate enough to have a REAL photographer attend as well!! So, I may just be updating this post in the near future with some way better photos, ha!
If you're interested in having YOUR belly painted, check out my belly page HERE! I also do belly henna as well.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy painting!!