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					The Importance of Face Painting Pictures

The art of face painting can be as simple or as complicated as the talent
of the person painting. More adventurous and experienced painters can
put a lot of detail into their pictures in an amazingly short amount of
time.

When my son was 4 years old, an extremely talented artist, at a festival
in Northeast California painted a beautiful blue roadrunner bird on my
son's cheek. My son refused to wash his treasure off for 3 days, during
which time the paint had begun to chip, peel, and smear. Of course, I
had to take a photograph of him snaggle-toothed and grinning with pride.
Face painting has become quite advanced over the years. Some wonderful
artists have perfected the art of air brushing the face. Manufacturers
now create face stencils, paint pencils, face glitter, and stick-on
jewelry to add pizzazz to face painting pictures. Pastel paints have
been developed as well to create a softer effect.

Family fun attractions have adopted face painting as part of their
appeal. It is offered in malls as well, although usually reserved for
the holidays so as to maximize on the profits possible at such times.

Devoted football fans have painted their faces for years, proudly sharing
their team spirit with the display of team colors upon their person.
Sometimes this will include the paw print of a mascot or maybe the name
or initials of the favored team, player, or player number.

The colors for face painting must be considered when choosing which
pictures you'll want to paint. Will you want to offer only a certain
theme suited for a nearby holiday or upcoming event?

You certainly wouldn't sell many Halloween pictures at Christmas or vice
versa. Monsters would not be appropriate for a church function.
Children of today would be less likely to choose an older cartoon figure
from an adult's childhood. Your choice of pictures can have either a
negative or a positive impact upon the reception of your talent and the
success of your sales.

Plenty of practice before a big event is necessary to ensure your success
as well. Timing will decide how popular you'll be. If you should you
take too long, a young child is certain to become impatient. Take into
consideration the level of difficulty in a painting. Whatever pictures
you choose, good quality outcome is the key to pull-in customers. Offer
only pictures you know you can deliver well and quickly. Sloppy work
will quickly kill any hopes of building your newfound business.   The
more thought and effort you put in, the more satisfaction you will get
out.

Remember to take a camera and get pictures of your finished face painting
for your portfolio. This will be necessary should you ever need to send
someone a sample of your work when trying to obtain gigs. Don't forget
the benefits of doing some work for free in order to build your
reputation in the business. Last, but not least, consider hiring a
partner to help you manage your booth.

				
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