In this quick face painting tutorial, we'll show you how to make basic dots and stars and incorporate them into any element that you're painting!
Dots and stars are basic elements for any face or body painting design and are really useful since they fill in blank spaces and are always present on flowers, rainbows, unicorns, fairies, etc.
There are several way of painting dots, but today I'm going to show you the one which is the easiest for me.
Let´s get started!
Load a Number 3 Round Brush with KrazeFX White mixing thoroughly the paint with the water so that the consistency of the paint is quite creamy. Once you get a thick texture, load a drop of paint in the tip of the brush.
Hold the brush perpendicular to your skin and press gently to get a perfectly round dot. You can use your pinky to control the pressure and to hold the brush much more firmly. Raise the brush vertically to avoid paint from smudging the round edges.
Make groups of several dots of different sizes. To get the different size you only have to vary the pressure you make on the brush. Press harder to get bigger dots and softer to get smaller ones.
You can add some stars to your dots. It is easier if paint is not as thick as before. First paint a dot and now, starting from the centre, flick short strokes to get thin points. Do quick sharp movements for a better finish. Remember to hold your brush perpendicular to the skin.
As with dots, we can paint different sized stars in groups of two or three for a more beautiful result.
This image with the rainbow as background is just to show you how some groups of dots and stars can make any design pop.
Belén Canosa is the owner of Belén te Pinta and has been working as a professional face painter since 2011 when she discovered a passion for painting on a live canvas.
She loves belly painting and teaching and her works have been featured in several face and body painting magazines like Skin Markz Magazine, Illusion Magazine, Pintamos? and Qmagazine
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