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Hi from Indiana/Ohio Newbie Painter

Post by IndianaFP on Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:04 am

Hey all,

Thought I might as well join the site because I keep coming back for reference. Just started in the biz, no real action yet. Need an income and have been an artist all my life, hope the investment: paints, brushes, insurance, booth fees pay off. Fair booths are quite expensive. Got a week to start practicin and get insurance in line and make signs. It is very exciting, and yet scarey but, gotta just throw myself into it.

Any suggestions are much appreciated!
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Re: Hi from Indiana/Ohio Newbie Painter

Post by TheGildedCat on Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:19 am

Welcome to the forum and have fun!
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Re: Hi from Indiana/Ohio Newbie Painter

Post by len sherrard on Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:59 am

Welcome!
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Re: Hi from Indiana/Ohio Newbie Painter

Post by HappyVickery on Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:04 am

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Hi from Indiana/Ohio Newbie Painter

Post by IndianaFP on Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:29 am

Thanks Smile
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Re: Hi from Indiana/Ohio Newbie Painter

Post by nancy! on Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:54 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Hi from Indiana/Ohio Newbie Painter

Post by Manabanana on Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:40 pm

welcome to the forum flower
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Re: Hi from Indiana/Ohio Newbie Painter

Post by The Infotainer on Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:41 pm

Hi IndianaFP

Welcome ... I hope you find this branch of artistry works for you and that you invest your skills and talent and then share them with others.

I can't help hinking that one week isn't long to get started and get out there and apply stuff to people's faces. So I wish you well and hope that it is a success.

John G
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Re: Hi from Indiana/Ohio Newbie Painter

Post by IndianaFP on Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:57 pm

Yes I know. Actually 1 1/2 weeks (not this weekend) Have to get insurance in order.

This is my first 2 faces....
Butterfly 10 minutes, flowers 3. Butterfly is a little thick on black too many lines and flowers too heavy on the sponge & inner cheeks.

I know it seems too quick, but I will get this. I've painted since I was 15. 25 years ago, so, I can and will do this. My sister just donated 5 beautician heads for practice and I'm giving 3 hours every mornin.
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Re: Hi from Indiana/Ohio Newbie Painter

Post by IndianaFP on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:08 pm

yikes, can't post pictures yet our webpages to show pics!
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Re: Hi from Indiana/Ohio Newbie Painter

Post by Shelley Bellefontaine on Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:57 pm

My suggestion would be that it takes more than a week and a 1/2 to learn about this profession. Most Professional face painters attend workshops and conventions. Why? So that they know what they are doing before they go out and work. There are MANY different types of products out there, everyone one of them work a little different and take practice to learn how to use them. Most of those in this industry who are very good at what they do, were also artists before hand, but it still takes time to learn how to work with different tools. You can practice all you want on a practice head, it is still not the same as a moving canvas!Festival work is VERY long and hard work, good luck Very Happy
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Re: Hi from Indiana/Ohio Newbie Painter

Post by JBax on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:20 pm

Welcome, neighbor!!!!
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Re: Hi from Indiana/Ohio Newbie Painter

Post by IndianaFP on Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:23 am

Hi Smile Jennifer. I absolutely love your avitar! Pretty darn cool!

Thanks for your most positive and uplifting suggestions Shelley. I'll keep you posted.
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