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Newbie from Australia

Post by Coral3 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:09 pm

Hi all! Very Happy

I'm really new to face painting - just bought my first face paints a couple weeks ago. Before that I've not painted anything at all, and am generally hopeless at painting. Rolling Eyes ...But I'm loving the colours, and am finding it hard to restrain myself from overinvesting in paints!!

I have NO grand aspirations to paint professionally one day or anything like that - this is just a hobby for me. My other hobby is cake decorating, and I have always wanted to be able to paint so I could paint directly onto cakes in food colouring. So would love to pick up some basic painting skills. (With cakes I mostly sculpt figurines for decoration)

Anyway...will see if I have a couple pics of my very first attempts at face painting to show you - be warned though: they won't be great - I'm brand new at this and brand new at painting anything at all!

Cheers!
~Coral
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by Coral3 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:38 pm

Okay, so a few pics of my very first attempts:













And one pic of my other hobby, just for interest sake:



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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by Coral3 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:42 pm

For some reason my first tiger there turned out looking like a really tired, OLD tiger...not sure if that's just because it's on me(!), or quite where I went wrong with it-? Embarassed (and I KNOW the nose is terrible!... Laughing )
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by Kumi's Magical Brush on Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:28 am

Welcome! I like your tiger Very Happy
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by Janb on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:30 am

Welcome to our world! You paint really well IMO.
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by Fun2Play on Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:11 am

Nice work. I can see why you're enjoying it so much, you're good at it! The cake is fabulous too. Obviously you aren't bad at painting afterall. What one-stroke are you using for that blue butterfly? The red/purple looks like TAG berry, is that right?
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by maaikemeis on Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:41 am

welcome....from holland
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by JBM on Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:52 am

Welcome. Where in Australia are you from? Love your pics BTW.
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by sammie star creation on Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:08 am

WOW did you say your hopeless at painting you must be kidding from all your pic that you have posted they all look awesome, I LOVE the pink and purple butterfly design by the way welcome to the forum you will love it everyone is nice and helpful if you need help Very Happy
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by Coral3 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:42 am

JBM wrote:Welcome. Where in Australia are you from? Love your pics BTW.

I'm in TAS Very Happy
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by Coral3 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:48 am

Fun2Play wrote:Nice work. I can see why you're enjoying it so much, you're good at it! The cake is fabulous too. Obviously you aren't bad at painting afterall. What one-stroke are you using for that blue butterfly? The red/purple looks like TAG berry, is that right?
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The blue butterfly(arm) was painted with TAG Dolphin. And you're right...the pink/red/purple butterfly was TAG berry. I have to say I'm loving the one strokes and split cakes...I'm like a kid in a candy store at the moment - I want one of everything!! Very Happy (...and I have NO self control - not a good combo for my bank balance! Rolling Eyes )
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by Coral3 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:58 am

Thanks all for your lovely comments & welcome! It's nice to have somewhere I can share my beginner face painting pics - am really glad I stumbled across this forum. I had started putting some pics of my FP attempts on my Facebook page, but then deleted them all after some brutally honest comments from a family member. I figured I'd just have to keep my FP efforts to myself after that (like a dirty little secret, haha). So it's nice to have somewhere like this where there are other beginners too, and where people generally get that these things take practice, and that hey, you have to start somewhere!
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by len sherrard on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:35 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by martha on Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:22 pm

Coral3 wrote:Thanks all for your lovely comments & welcome! It's nice to have somewhere I can share my beginner face painting pics - am really glad I stumbled across this forum. I had started putting some pics of my FP attempts on my Facebook page, but then deleted them all after some brutally honest comments from a family member. I figured I'd just have to keep my FP efforts to myself after that (like a dirty little secret, haha). So it's nice to have somewhere like this where there are other beginners too, and where people generally get that these things take practice, and that hey, you have to start somewhere!
Don't know what the "brutally honest" family member said but they obviously have no clue. Your are a natural with it girl! Keep up the practice and beware the addictive power of the paint! lol!
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by AshleyMarie727 on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:17 am

Wow you go girl!! you sure those are 1st attempts?? lol. you got alot of talent ill tell you that. you will be just fine!! good for you girl!

Happy painting!
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by Coral3 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:56 am

Had another go at a tiger today, this is how it turned out:



I didn't like how old and haggard my first one turned out & am glad this one isn't so aged-looking...but am still not happy with the above eye area/forehead Rolling Eyes - haven't yet found a way that works for me. Am open to constructive criticism if anyone has time!

(The base paint is the TAG Foxy base blender...the metallicness (is that a word? LOL) doesn't really show in my pics)

~ Coral Very Happy

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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by OneFirefly on Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:15 am

I agree - you're clearly a natural! I'm another newbie (and also from Aus!) and am really inspired by your pics. You've made me want to go and try a little one-stroke butterfly now!
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by Coral3 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:49 am

Your avatar butterfly is gorgeous OneFirefly!
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by MasterpieceFacePainting on Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:35 am

I love your work! Especially the first butterfly!

I think the tigers look great, maybe try angling the white above the eye more... Make it more fierce looking? It took me a while to perfect my tiger, there's a thread on here somewhere about it... Smile
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by Peachymango on Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:21 pm

Hi and welcome from the N. T.
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by Coral3 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:37 pm

Peachymango wrote:Hi and welcome from the N. T.

Hi Peachy!! Very Happy ...seems to be lots of Aussies on here!
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by Coral3 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:45 pm

BekahCat wrote:I love your work! Especially the first butterfly!

I think the tigers look great, maybe try angling the white above the eye more... Make it more fierce looking? It took me a while to perfect my tiger, there's a thread on here somewhere about it... Smile

I've been reading all the old tiger threads I could find, including yours I think. So many different ways people go about painting a tiger, seems like everyone has their own particular preferences on things like white placement, eyes, dots, chins etc etc.

Anyway I had another go this morning (after lots of reading):





...I'm liking the eye/forehead area better than my last attempt, not sure about the muzzle. Tried leaving the chin unpainted...I notice a lot of people seem to leave that area blank because kids smudge it & then it makes the whole face look 'ruined' - so true! When my 4yo has had his face professionally painted as a tiger the chin seems to get smudged up as soon as he even thinks about eating! I'd welcome feedback - what do you think? better? worse? Feel free to be brutally honest!
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Re: Newbie from Australia

Post by martha on Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:20 pm

Better and better! Just take it and make it your own. You have a lot of natural talent...just need practice and confidence! I love you
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