This little hockey puck is having a great time being part of the game, and for those events when you’d like a quick hockey design which is kid-friendly, he’s the one for you.
• Paradise black
• Paradise grey
• Paradise silver
• TAG pearl black
• TAG yellow
• TAG orange
• Diamond FX, Wolfe, or Cameleon white
• Diamond FX, Wolfe, or Global black
• #2 round brush
• #5 round brush
• Small flat brush
Begin by using your #5 round brush to create two small circles at an angle slightly to one side of center on your forehead.
On your cheekbone, create an open L shape for the end of the hockey stick with white and the same brush.
Use the #2 round brush to add yellow V-shapes opening away from the hockey stick. Color them in and add orange V-shapes on the outer edge. For best results, think thin-to-thick-to-thin with these outer lines.
Load your small flat brush with a combination of Paradise black, Paradise grey, and TAG pearl black. Make a curved shape over the top of the hockey puck’s eyes.
With the edge of the same brush, make two short lines coming down from the ends of the curved shape. If you’ve never drawn a cylinder before, practice on paper first, and remember that a hockey puck is really just a flat cylinder.
Finish the bottom of the shape with a curve and fill in the area around the puck’s eyes.
With the #5 round brush, make two or three curved lines coming up from the hockey stick to toward the hockey puck.
Outline the hockey puck with Paradise silver. Don’t forget the curve which goes below the eyes as well. This will define the top edge of the hockey puck. With the #2 round brush and white, draw a mouth shape and add teeth. In the spirit of hockey, leave one gap in the upper row of teeth.
Use Paradise grey to add a section to the hockey stick where it would be wrapped with tape.
Finally, outline the hockey stick in black with the #2 round brush and add movement lines (small curves) by both the hockey stick and the hockey puck. You can also use silver to add eyebrows to your hockey puck and some hash marks so he appears to have taken a few hits in the game. Enjoy!
Beth MacKinney is the owner of and primary face painter for Face Paint Pizzazz in the NW Chicago suburbs. Stop by Facepaint.com to check out her other face painting blog posts and tutorials. If you’re on Facebook, join the Facepaint.com Challenge Group to showcase your artwork and have a chance to win a store credit for each week’s challenge.