Many years ago I published my first full color, step-by-step book, which featured 32 step by step cheek art designs. The book was very popular and I have had a hard time keeping it on my shelves! However, over the years I have published many other books, and during that time improved not only my own painting abilities, but also my ability to design and lay out a book. As artists you know how it is…as soon as you paint something and take a photo, you start picking it apart and figuring out what you would have done differently! 😉 For years I have been wanting to re-design my cheek art book, and when it most recently sold out again, I decided that my next print run would be of a completely new book. I’ve just picked up the first run of this new re-design and I am excited to now be able to offer this book to you!
This was not just an updated second edition of an old book, but a complete re-design. I started over from scratch with my design files, and re-painted every single design in the book! I not only re-worked each design, but I added 8 more designs than the previous book, bringing this one up to 40 classic designs.
There’s more to this book than just the addition of more designs, however. In this new book I have started out by giving a little more useful instruction. I still have a spread of the tools and supplies needed to paint faces, but have expanded beyond that. In the new book I will share some of my tips for loading your brush, getting the right water-to-paint ratio, applying glitter, linework, and other general tips. I then go on to explain some of the most basic but most essential techniques used in cheek art: teardrops and starbursts. You’ll also see examples of how these techniques are directly utilized in the designs shown in the book.
Next, you’ll see my signature “design index” page, which gives you a quick visual overview of every design in the book, along with it’s corresponding page number. Like the rest of my books, this one is also a handy half-letter size, which makes it easy to take along in your kit for reference. My favorite coil binding also makes it easy to fold the pages back or lay it flat on the table, freeing up your hands to paint!
I’ve also gone ahead and re-designed my cheek art design menu to correspond with this book! The new 8.5″ x 11″ laminated design sheet includes color photos of all 40 designs from the book. I’ve also created a new item to accompany the design sheets: Cheat sheets! When you’re just getting started with face painting and haven’t had a chance to memorize your designs, it can be very helpful to have a small sheet for your own reference when painting. This way the kids can look at the larger design sheet, and you can keep one to use when needed. The mini cheat sheets have all the same designs, in a nice pocket size, and are also laminated for durability.
If you’re interested in some or all of these items, I also now have two package deals available to save you money!
If you don’t need the book, you can purchase a set that includes the design sheet and corresponding cheat sheet, saving $0.50 cents.
If you’re interested in all three of these new items, you can find them available as a full set in our package deals section, saving you $2.50!
I hope you enjoy this brand new collection of cheek art resources! I do plan on re-designing ALL of my design menus soon as well, including the holiday themed sheets, using photos of actual paintings rather than illustrations. So, stay tuned for those to come!
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy painting!! 🙂