Skill Level: PATIENCE REQUIRED Time: 1hr. +/- Cost: $
When I asked for ideas on facebook, a friend extended a friendly challenge. In fact, I think he said, “What about a wolf? That would be challenging.” I’m glad he did, this was fun and indeed, challenging.
I started by looking through images of what other people had done. I took a little inspiration for several place – photos, drawings and other face paint designs.
What you’ll need:
I used the copper color from the pallet on the left, white and black eyeliners, white and black jumbo eye pencils, facepaint crayons in yellow and silver, and a little cream makeup in black and white.
Giving detailed step by steps would required a VERY lengthy post, so I’m going to try using mostly photographs to explain.
I started by creating a basic outline using a black eye liner pencil.
Next, I colored in the tongue with a red face paint crayon and began filling in with the jumbo black eye pencil.
Next, I colored in several areas. I used a jumbo white eye pencil for the whitest areas of the design, copper colored eyeshadow in the nose area, and sliver face paint crayon on most of the face.
Then, I added in the gray and black fur. I did this using the jumbo eye pencils in both black and white, layering strokes to get a “furry” look.
Next, I colored in the eyes with yellow facepaint crayon. I used the black pencil to add a pupil, then dusted a little of the copper color back over the bridge of the nose.
Then, I put all of those things away and took out two fine brushes and a little cream makeup in both black and white. I used these to add the small details – white highlights on the eyes and tongue, black “fur” coming out around the snout area, definition to the teeth, etc.
The finished product was a little off-level, but I liked it overall. Sometimes, my designs are going to be crooked. I wear glasses, so to paint my own face, I hold a small magnifying mirror in one hand and paint with the other.
The finished product: