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Post by Coral3 on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:19 am

So I've been reading heaps (& heaps!) of old and new threads on here for any little snippet of information I can possibly absorb. My butterflies have previously been turning out really 'chunky' and 'heavy' on my face (if that makes sense?) and I'm really jealous of all the pro's light and airy feather-weight butterflies. (I especially love Daizy's - I think they must be the holy grail of FP butterflies!) Anyway, I had another go at tackling a butterfly just now & after all my forum reading I'm much happier with how it turned out. Not perfect, but definitely getting a bit better I think. So just wanted to show everyone and say a big THANK YOU to all of you fabulous painters out there who are so helpful & inspiring! sunny


Colours used: TAG Wineberry, Metallic White & regular White, Snazaroo Black and Red.






ETA: There's a pic in here of my first full-face butterfly for comparison (painted about two weeks ago, I think) http://www.facepaintforum.com/t9195-newbie-from-australia

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Post by Miss Ronnie on Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:46 am

I think what makes it look less "chunky" or "heavy" is the simple fact that you made it smaller on the bottom. It draws the eye upward... gives it a lighter, airy-er (ha, new word) effect. Also, the way you contoured the outside line makes the butterfly wings seem feather-like. Very nice job... me likey!
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Post by Fun2Play on Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:35 am

I love your first butterfly as well!

You are ready to go forth and paint some kids... I know you said you didn't want to go pro... but, why not? Don't waste your natural talent. Imagine how many kids are missing out if you don't, lol Smile
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Post by AshleyMarie727 on Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:58 am

Beautiful!
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Post by rthling on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:32 pm

Very nice! I think your line work is pretty amazing!
And I agree about Daizy. She is the queen of "airy".
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Post by helena on Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:33 pm

Very pretty! Smile
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Post by martha on Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:44 pm

You are rocking it girl! Still cannot imagine some family member bashing your talent. No
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Post by barbb919 on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:19 pm

very lovely butterfly..do move forward you are so ready...and don't let anyone tell you different...
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