Big Nose Buddies: Polar Bear

There's more than just a nip in the air, and with snow in the not too distant future, I thought a polar bear would be an appropriate subject for a big nose buddy design this week. 


White face paint (Wolfe)
Dark blue face paint (Global)
• Shimmery blue split cake (Kryvaline, Global, SillyFarm, TAG)
Pearl white face paint (TAG)
* Sponge
1/2-inch filbert brush
#2 round brush
Cloud stencil (BAM)
Light blue glitter (Mama Clown)


Begin by sponging the lightest color on your split over the eyes. If you're using a blue split that doesn't use a shimmer or pearl for it's lightest color, sponge some pearl white over this area as well.

Next use your 1/2-inch filbert and white to create the polar bear's head. Sponge more from your blue split around this shape. Use the brush and white to touch up any areas as necessary if you accidentally sponge blue over the polar bear. 

Hold the BAM cloud stencil in place and sponge pearl white in cloud shapes around the forehead and down by the outer corner of the eyes. Sprinkle blue areas with glitter. 

Using the #2 round brush, outline your polar bear as shown in the photo, and color in his big blue nose. 

Either using a snowflake stencil or the small round brush, create snowflakes in the background. An optional addition is a cat's eye shape over the eyes.

Enjoy your icy blue big nose buddy polar bear!

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 the western and northwestern Chicago suburbs, Chicago’s north side, and the eastern and southeastern suburbs of Rockford. Stop by to enjoy more of Beth’s face painting tutorials. 

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