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Nemo Themed Belly Painting!

I had such an amazing time this morning, painting a beautiful belly!! And what a FUN and colorful theme…I LOVE Nemo!! Here area a few photos from this fun session!

I always send my clients a sketch of their design idea first. Sometimes it’s a drawing, and sometimes I paint on the back of my practice head and take a photo, but in this case my “sketch” was all digital. I compiled 5 different images from Google to create this overall scene:

Digital “sketch” and reference photos 
Below are a few photos of the progression of the design! It’s really important to start by roughly sketching the design while your model is STANDING, and THEN allow them to sit for the painting. Otherwise, if you draw a nice circle while she’s sitting, it turns into an oval when she stands up for the final photos. I never fail to forget this vital step until after my models are already sitting in the chair…sigh…sorry, mommas! Haha! You can see though in the photos below how the design looks a little squished in the progress shots (sitting down) but looks good in the final, standing pics.

The mirror moment…my favorite! šŸ˜€

This one turned out SO fun and colorful.  It’s hard to find a really nice, bright orange, but for Nemo I combined a little of my Global UV orange with my regular Paradise orange to give it some more pop.

The blues in the background are a combination of FAB’s awesome shimmers (Ziva blue & snow petrol). I used some Global dark blue for the deep, darker areas and Paradise light blue & white for the sun rays. I topped it off with just a touch of Pixie Paint to add some sparkle in the bubbles! šŸ™‚

Everyone always asks how long they take to paint but time always gets away from me….bellies are my favorite to paint so I easily lose track of time! This one I was painting for a little over an hour and a half or so. But I easily could have kept going, haha! Time flies when you’re having fun!

For more info on my belly paintings, or if you’re interested in having one done yourself, check out my belly painting page!