Face Paint Forum
Register today to be part of the BEST face painting community on the planet. You just aren't cool if you aren't a member!

Overcoming my own butterfly...

Page 2 of 7 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Jody Rife on Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:31 pm

I love this thread as I a not happy wth my butterflies. JBm, those 1st butterflies are perfect for getting through a busy line! Ashley, so many great designs. Do either of you ladies mind if I give these a try?
avatar
Jody Rife

Number of posts : 1725
Age : 45
Location : Gallipolis,Ohio
Registration date : 2011-02-19

http://www.jodyrife.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by KathyO on Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:45 pm

When I first started face painting butterflies where difficult because I did not know when to stop the painting of the wings. Too many times they went up straight from the nose or they went way into the airline. Over time I learned that I did not have to cover as much skin to get a cool look.
If you are having issues with this you might want to lay the color down with a medium size filbert brush or with a smoothie.
In my early days my line control sucked but once I got the hang of how to do the swirls and thin to thick lines and to know how much paint to load my brush it all starting coming together.
Here is an early image of a design I did back in 2005

And here is something more recent



For those of you coming to the convention and want to take your butterflies to the next level come to my Sunday class called 'Colorful Butterflies' I will demoing my simple designs first then showing how to do some really awesome designs later in the class. I am going to try and do 8 - 10 butterflies in the hour that they give me.

Kathy

avatar
KathyO

Number of posts : 240
Age : 58
Location : Louisville KY
Registration date : 2008-10-29

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Gr8ful on Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:47 pm

OMGOODNESS! Those are all gorgeous! I think butterflies are my favorite thing to paint but mine were good in my mind til I saw these. WOW! Good thing that I always strive to learn and grow or I might feel dis-couraged. LOL
avatar
Gr8ful

Number of posts : 452
Age : 56
Location : Saskatchewan
Registration date : 2011-02-08

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by maggie on Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:56 pm

WOWZA! Ashley and Kathy, those are all gorgeous, need to practice mine now Smile
avatar
maggie

Number of posts : 2677
Age : 45
Location : CT
Registration date : 2010-11-27

http://www.maggieplummerfacepainting.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Ashley Pickin on Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:01 pm

Jody, anyone is always welcome to try their hand at any of my stuff.
avatar
Ashley Pickin

Number of posts : 838
Age : 32
Location : Hampton, Virginia
Registration date : 2009-06-27

http://www.picnpaint.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Ashley Pickin on Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:08 pm

Found some more...



avatar
Ashley Pickin

Number of posts : 838
Age : 32
Location : Hampton, Virginia
Registration date : 2009-06-27

http://www.picnpaint.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Gr8ful on Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:19 pm

Oh my! What kind of paint do you use that they pop so nicely?
avatar
Gr8ful

Number of posts : 452
Age : 56
Location : Saskatchewan
Registration date : 2011-02-08

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Ashley Pickin on Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:07 pm

Wolfe, paradise...
avatar
Ashley Pickin

Number of posts : 838
Age : 32
Location : Hampton, Virginia
Registration date : 2009-06-27

http://www.picnpaint.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Daizy on Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:55 pm

I am loving the variety of beautiful butterflies!








avatar
Daizy

Number of posts : 860
Location : NewZealand
Registration date : 2010-09-02

http://www.daizydesign.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by AngieAnders on Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:29 pm

LOVING that last blue one daizy!! Very Happy
avatar
AngieAnders

Number of posts : 1849
Age : 40
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2008-09-22

http://www.facesalive.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Psalmbook on Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:08 pm

KathyO & Ashley... I love love love the butterflies.
Kathy, I especially love your butterfly bodies... something I've been trying to perfect for yrs!
avatar
Psalmbook

Number of posts : 7642
Location : JAX, FL
Registration date : 2010-03-09

http://www.wix.com/psalmbook/Lindas-Face-Painting

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my Butterflies

Post by lclark on Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:49 pm

Just finished posting my introduction. Nice job everyone. This is why I love this forum. I love that everyone has there own twist.

JBM You said you went to the Becstar workshop. I bet that was awesome she is fabulous I have only seen her on the net. Wish I could take her workshop.


Last edited by lclark on Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:13 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : flipped letters)
avatar
lclark

Number of posts : 131
Age : 52
Location : South Carolina
Registration date : 2011-03-28

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by CrazyPainter on Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:41 am

I'm still working on the shape and where to cut the eyebrow as well.





CrazyPainter

Number of posts : 134
Location : Canada
Registration date : 2011-03-31

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by JBM on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:15 am

Jody Rife wrote:I love this thread as I a not happy wth my butterflies. JBm, those 1st butterflies are perfect for getting through a busy line! Ashley, so many great designs. Do either of you ladies mind if I give these a try?
Yep they are my ultimate line buster.. I have them down to maybe 2-3mins.. and they are super popular as well. Definitely my most requested. And if a little girl is indecisive when she sits down I just say do you want a sparkle rainbow butterfly with glitter and suddenly she has decided! Razz And Jody feel free to use it - I figure that's why we share our pics here. Its a Snaz sparkle pastel rainbow cake with Tag black outline and Tag white dots and starbursts then glitter. Very Happy

Daizy I love the last one. Which split is that? It is amazing! I was oggling it on facebook the other day and wondering...


Last edited by JBM on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:23 am; edited 1 time in total
avatar
JBM

Number of posts : 629
Age : 38
Location : Snowy Mountains Australia
Registration date : 2010-10-18

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Henna-by-Riana/149537191765171?ref

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by JBM on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:21 am

lclark wrote:Just finished posting my introduction. Nice job everyone. This is why I love this forum. I love that everyone has there own twist.

JBM You said you went to the Becstar workshop. I bet that was awesome she is fabulous I have only seen her on the net. Wish I could take her workshop.

It was awesome. Super inspiring. I think she is hitting the states and UK soon too. It was my first workshop as I've only been painting since Nov last year. Got me hooked on workshops though it was a great investment!
avatar
JBM

Number of posts : 629
Age : 38
Location : Snowy Mountains Australia
Registration date : 2010-10-18

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Henna-by-Riana/149537191765171?ref

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by IamGinaW on Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:32 pm

I did this one at a festival a week ago and I was happy with the shape. It came out better than I expected...

avatar
IamGinaW

Number of posts : 1626
Age : 44
Location : California's beautiful Central Coast
Registration date : 2010-09-15

http://facesbygina.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Gr8ful on Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:48 pm

OMGoodness! Gina that is GORGEOUS! Daizy you are my new hero but I can't get over how beautiful ALL of these butterflies are. YAY!
avatar
Gr8ful

Number of posts : 452
Age : 56
Location : Saskatchewan
Registration date : 2011-02-08

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Kitty's Make-up Studio on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:19 pm

I love butterflies too! Bought a book to see how they really look.
Here are some of mine...
some old ones..



some new ones...


avatar
Kitty's Make-up Studio

Number of posts : 243
Age : 55
Location : Netherlands, Elsloo
Registration date : 2011-02-05

http://www.kittysmakeupstudio.nl

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Skidzz on Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:34 am

SO TALENTED~~~ You all are soooo inspirational~!!!! Butterflies are my hard thing.... the one butterfly that I love to do is what I call a teardrop butterfly... Its a really super quick cheek art... but the little girls love it.. This week end I must of done 25 of them... Smile The second one is an early one..... The third is like I don't know how many years ago.... Before I knew about actual face paint... shame on me... its acrylic I think... The last one is my latest one...

avatar
Skidzz

Number of posts : 499
Age : 44
Location : Outside Pueblo, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-07-10

http://www.facepaintingcolorado.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Gr8ful on Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:25 am

Skidzz..don't feel bad about the acrylic. I had no idea this big wonderful world of facepainting even existed until recently. Laughing I have been volunteer painting for years and just never knew. I shudder to think of what I have used now that I know better. I started out with those crayons but they were horrible so then I found a book by Klutz and I bought that. I went crazy over the paint that was included but couldn't find paint by Klutz...ROFL. Like duhhhh! It says right on there Wolfe Brothers. No wonder I loved them so much. Anyway, if it said non-toxic, I'm sure I used it....tubes, liquids, glitter, you name it. I didn't have a clue. Since I needed to do a particular project recently and couldn't get the paint refills I was looking for, I started googling to find a source and voila..I found Dotsy's, placed an order and then found FPF. I am thrilled beyond words now.

Have you tried a split cake on that popular butterfly of yours? Same design but with the split? OMGoodness that would pop. bounce
avatar
Gr8ful

Number of posts : 452
Age : 56
Location : Saskatchewan
Registration date : 2011-02-08

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by AmberMarie on Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:06 pm

LOVE seeing these. I actually really like some recent butterflies, but have not gotten any good pics. Sad Guess I just gotta sit and work!
avatar
AmberMarie

Number of posts : 117
Age : 36
Location : Idaho Falls, ID
Registration date : 2011-03-28

http://www.ambermariestudios.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Skidzz on Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:14 am

No I haven't tried a split on the teardrop butterfly... I will have to see if that makes it better!! Thanks for the suggestion!! LOL about the klutz Smile thats funny... I never got the klutz....I really love wolfe paints... I started out with acrylic... then went to the ben nye.... tried a little pack of snaz from hobby lobby.... now I am using the wolfe... I would love to try the TAG, and diamond fx.... But that is gonna have to wait til I have the $$ cha ching... lol
avatar
Skidzz

Number of posts : 499
Age : 44
Location : Outside Pueblo, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-07-10

http://www.facepaintingcolorado.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Gr8ful on Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:15 am

Skidzz, I really like the teardrop as it is. The suggestion about the split was only for variation. ;D I don't think Klutz even makes paint, they just sold the book packaged with Wolfe. I felt pretty stupid when I finally figured it out. I can pay attention to details (usually) when I paint but other details...sigh...I must admit I can be severely challenged.. I can tell you what someone's heart feels like @ a glance but what they're wearing? Do they have glasses or funky colored hair? Did they change their living room or add something new? Couldn't tell ya.
avatar
Gr8ful

Number of posts : 452
Age : 56
Location : Saskatchewan
Registration date : 2011-02-08

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Skidzz on Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:39 pm

lol... thank you ... the split was a really good suggestion... I might have to vary it ... but its something I want to try when I have the chance.
avatar
Skidzz

Number of posts : 499
Age : 44
Location : Outside Pueblo, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-07-10

http://www.facepaintingcolorado.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Maaike on Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:54 pm

lovely butterflies.
specially for the little girls; so pretty, not too much but only a bit at the eyes.
avatar
Maaike

Number of posts : 210
Location : the Netherlands - Weert
Registration date : 2011-04-12

Back to top Go down

Re: Overcoming my own butterfly...

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 7 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum