Big Nose Buddies Fantasy Series: Comical Jester Tutorial

I suppose one of the most popular characters in the castle would have been the jester, whose antics were intended take one's mind off possible fates such as being eaten by a dragon or run through with a lance. People haven't changed much over the years, and we still like to laugh, so I hope this comical jester brings smiles to your future parties.


Skin tone palette (TAG) 
Black face paint (Diamond FX)
White face paint (Wolfe)
Red face paint (Paradise)
Blue face paint (Paradise)
Green face paint (TAG)
Brilliant Bling split cake (SillyFarm)
Silver face paint (Paradise)
Small filbert brush
#2 round brush
#4 round brush
Cosmetic grade glitter


Begin by loading your sponge from the Brilliant Bling split cake and sponging it over the eyelids and temples in a mask shape.

In the open center forehead, create the big nose character basic shape, starting with a large oval, forehead, and two ears, using your filbert and whatever skin tone you prefer. Add eyes above the nose with white a grinning mouth right below the nose. 

Now that the jester's head is in place, sponge around it with the Brilliant Bling colors as shown. Once the background is finished, you can use your #4 round brush to make the jester's hat with green, red, and blue, and add silver circles (bells) to the hat. While you have each color in hand, save time by making stars and dots in the background rather than having to go back and do that step later. 

Outline each element with the small round brush and black. 

Add highlights and small stars and dots with white to finish your design. 

Beth MacKinney is the owner of and primary face painter for Face Paint Pizzazz in Elgin, Illinois, and her artwork has appeared in The Colored Palette and SkinMarkz magazines. She services Elgin, Illinois, the NW Chicago suburbs, and northern Chicago, as well as the eastern suburbs of Rockford. Stop by to check out her other face painting blog posts and tutorials.

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