There are many kinds of face designs, but most children particularly love animal face designs. When it comes to animal face painting, you have to be versatile and creative. There are hundreds of animal designs out there. Each design can vary drastically. You can create beaks, fangs, whiskers, spots and a whole lot more. With animal face painting, you can really let your creativity go to work. When it comes to face painting, children usually have their own share of favorites. Some of the most popular designs among children are the dog, cat, cow, pig, tiger and lion. If you are a beginner in animal face painting, here are a few tips on how to get started. Tip 1: Prepare the base first. If you are painting a tiger, for instance, sponge the entire face with orange. Then let it dry thoroughly before adding the details. Painting the base first can really help you visualize the finished product. Tip 2. Expressions tell on the emotion. When creating an animal design, decide on what emotion you want your finished product to convey. Is it an enraged tiger or a self-satisfied cat? This can be done by focusing on the slant of the eyebrows. If they meet in the middle forming a v-shape, this will give off the emotion of anger. If they are high above the eyes that indicates surprise. So be careful in drawing the eyes and eyebrows. The emotion of your animal design will be reflected here. Tip 3. Make a statement. If you are going for zebra stripes, make them bold and black. If you want a lions mane, go for the golden brown color. When choosing a color combination make sure they go together. Tip 4. Draw first, color later. One useful technique in creating an animal design is to draw the pattern first, then color it in later. Beginners usually have trouble with their free hand. That is why it is recommended that a pattern be drawn first. Tip 5. Have fun! Nothing is worth doing if it aint fun. Painting animal designs is a great way to hone your skills in face painting. So dont delay any further, let loose and paint away!