Having dealt with more than one little person who really did not want to have any paint around his eyes this weekend, it seemed time for some Big Nose Buddy designs which have the advantage of staying away from the eyes completely. Check in over the next weeks for more of our farm, forest, and jungle tutorials on Big Nose Buddies! (And if we're extra inspired, we'll have some ocean and mascot buddies as well.)
• Yellow face paint (TAG)
• Orange face paint (TAG)
• Green face paint (Paradise Amazon)
• White face paint (Wolfe)
• Black face paint (Diamond FX)
• Small filbert brush
• #2 round brush
• Dauber or sponge
• BAM dot stencil
Load a small filbert brush with orange and create an upside down orange triangle on the forehead with the tip just below the eyebrow line.
Load your small filbert brush with yellow and create a half-circle above the orange triangle. Turn the brush on its side to make teardrops which come down and pull them toward the center with the yellow to create the chick's wings.
Use a sponge or dauber which has been loaded with green and sponge dots in the empty spaces around the chick by using the BAM dot stencil. Make sure your paint is not too wet for this, or it will bleed under the edges of the stencil.
Load the #2 round brush with black and outline your design carefully, staying up on the tip of the brush. If you'd like to make the wings look like they're moving, add some little curves next to them as shown in the photo above.
Add white highlights, dots, and starbursts with your #2 round brush and white to finish your Big Nose Buddy chick.
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 Facepaint.com to check out her other face painting blog posts and tutorials.