The lake outside of my studio may still be frozen, but spring is technically here, haha! As I wait for those elusive 50 and 60 degree days in the extended forecast to reach me, I’ve decided to do a little Easter and springtime painting! Not only to get into the springy mood myself, but to warm myself up for my Easter gigs which start this weekend! In honor of spring’s inevitable return, today I wanted to share this simple little eye design…a bunny peeking around some eggs!
First, do a quick “sketch” outline of the eggs and bunny. I used a small, round brush with a little white.
Next, fill in the eggs with whatever springy colors and patterns you like! Try stripes, polka dots, zig zags, or just solid color! Experiment with metallic paints if you wish! I used my Cameleon small blending brush to blend the colors of the egg over to my eyelid.
With a round brush, fill in the white of the bunny. Add a few pink details inside the ears and the nose. I like to use a little light blue to add shading to white objects…it gives them a little dimension and a bit more color!
Outline the design with a fine, round brush and your favorite black. I like Wolfe black for my outlines. I also used some tiny dotters to add polka dots to my eggs here!
I finished off the design with some “Capricorn” glitter creme by Amerikan Body Art…one of my favorites for the bright, cheery colors, and it blended perfectly with my colorful polka dots!
I have another fun Easter design that I will share soon, and hopefully some more as my schedule allows over the coming week! Stay tuned! Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy painting!
Each summer as my number of face painting gigs ramp up, I get more inspired to create new designs. This past week I’ve been using both myself and my 3 and a half year old as models to try out a few ideas that I hope to add to my selection. I’ve just recently added some photos of these designs to my work examples page (along with another new animated GIF!), but you can also check them out below!
(above:) On the top two, “Barbie Eyes” and “Frog Eye,” my eyes are actually closed, and I’ve painted eyes on my eyelids. This is particularly difficult for me to do on myself, being that I am nearly blind without my glasses on, & can only get so close to the mirror with the brush in my hand! The bottom two are of the same alien, with and without a black background.
(above:) These are really fun for kids because they can make the mouths open and close. Sammy loves fishing, especially since we’ve recently moved to a home on a lake, so we had to do a fish and a worm!
(above:) On the top is a frog I painted on my mouth. Below Sammy is sporting the usual shark I’ve always done as “cheek art,” only now his mouth is aligned with the shark’s mouth.
Stay tuned for more new additions, and thanks for looking!