How much should I charge for face painting? REAL PRICES
Face Body Art Blog
by Olga Murasev
7M ago
No doubt this is the most frequently asked question by beginners wanting to learn how to become a face painter. Professionals will also benefit from seeing what others charge to keep up with the market and inflation! Of course, there are many factors to consider including region, experience, and more. In this article, we’ll cover how to set fair prices for face painting for beginners and professionals, why it’s NEVER a good idea to face paint for free even if you’re a beginner (and what to do instead), and when and how to raise your rates! Be sure to read the whole article to get the best unde ..read more
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Top 10 Techniques and Skills for Amazing Halloween Face Painting
Face Body Art Blog
by Olga Murasev
9M ago
Have you ever wondered what differentiates outstanding designs and… all the rest? How are painters achieving polished designs OTJ even when they’re working fast? Solid fundamentals and good technique. Doing the little “easy” skills well is actually the key to doing the advanced impressive techniques well! Here is the list of my top techniques and skills that always help me achieve outstanding results and that will definitely make a difference in your skills this Halloween season. So, if you’re ready to get hired more for private parties and make more money doing PPF at those booming fall festi ..read more
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Thanksgiving Day Face Painting: ideas and tutorials
Face Body Art Blog
by Olga Murasev
1y ago
Pass the green bean casserole and add whipped cream to the pumpkin pie! Thanksgiving is here, and we have much to be thankful for this year. Thanksgiving evolved to be a holiday where we honor that which we are most thankful. Most Americans also tend to associate this time of year with pumpkins, pumpkin-spiced EVERYTHING, and our favorite sports pastime… American football. There is a traditional Thanksgiving Day football game every year, and many families love incorporating watching the game into their family tradition. So what do we do with all of these ideas? How do we use this to come up wi ..read more
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It’s our 5th Birthday! Accomplishments, news, goals, and plans…
Face Body Art Blog
by Olga Murasev
1y ago
Bring out that tray of cupcakes and let’s light those candles! The International Face Painting School is celebrating its 5th birthday and we are so excited to invite you to celebrate with us! We are using our birthday wish to invigorate and pump even more life into our artistic community. Though we’ve been a bit radio silent on the blog, make no mistake… classes at the School never stopped, and even during the uncertainty of the past 2 years, our students have trained with even higher intensity, investing in their future, new-normal careers. Be Our Guest So what does one do when they celebrat ..read more
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Elodie Ternois: The Unicorn Queen of the Face Painting Industry
Face Body Art Blog
by Olga Murasev
1y ago
A scroll through images of a unicorn or Disney-inspired face paints will pull up not only images of adorable little creatures painted by Elodie, but also a slew of Elodie-inspired designs by other artists! Her cutie-pie designs are some of the favorite inspirations for professional face painters, and it’s no secret why. Let’s face it — whether you’re a fan or not, the unicorn is by and far the MOST popular design for little girls. It can also be one of the most difficult to execute properly! Thankfully our unicorn-loving, French-English instructor has made easy work of the adorable little crea ..read more
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One stroke face painting revolution: How to nail it!
Face Body Art Blog
by Olga Murasev
1y ago
While the technique of double loading color on a paintbrush has been done for centuries on pottery, furniture, and canvas alike… we can thank American acrylic paint artist Donna Dewberry for popularizing it and introducing it to the world. It wasn’t long before face painters realized the potential of the technique and began employing it on their designs. With a few brush strokes and an outline, you can create a myriad of complex-looking designs in a fraction of the time it would take if working with single colors. I remember, when I first began face painting as a hobby, how perplexed I was at ..read more
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Introducing Rosie Lieberman: How Our Newest Instructor Found Herself in Face Painting
Face Body Art Blog
by Olga Murasev
1y ago
You may have noticed a new addition to our staff here at the School! We’d love to give a warm round of internet applause for the lovely and talented Rosie Lieberman. The addition of Rosie’s expertise and talents to our team has given us a new capability… German-language instruction! Rosie is bilingual and will enable us to not only instruct our German students but an additional number of English-speaking students as well! Her quirky, fun style and her analytical skills are a welcome asset to the students she’ll usher through the cyber hallways of the School. She has a great knack for creating ..read more
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Productive quarantine-ing: a catalyst for creative change
Face Body Art Blog
by Olga Murasev
1y ago
Has social distancing left you feeling depressed and unmotivated? Or have you used this time at home to dig further into your creative portfolio to explore new ideas? Come along with us as we dive into a world of creative possibilities that we can explore at home and in our community, both now and once we are released to go back to “business as usual… ish”. It’s no secret that, just like any other people-group, we face painters are a diverse bunch! Whether face painting is your second source of income or your primary, we are all feeling the loss of finances in these days of social distancing a ..read more
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The School Celebrates 3 Years
Face Body Art Blog
by Olga Murasev
1y ago
It’s been another exciting and successful 12 months in this 3rd year of the International Face Painting School. We’ve teamed up with new instructors, hosted the FIRST online face painting Summit and grown even bigger and better than before! Read on our achievements and for announcements on what 2020 holds for us! It’s official! We’ve outgrown the wobbly, initial steps we took while bringing the vision of founder, Olga Murasev to life. Now we are paced and ready to run into 2020 with a slew of new updates, upgrades, and partnerships in our 3rd year. We’re big kids now! Let us start with a few s ..read more
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In A Flash ⚡️ Ideas, tutorials, and inspiration for super quick line-buster designs
Face Body Art Blog
by Olga Murasev
1y ago
Most of us have been there… and if you haven’t yet… get ready! You’re at a busy gig, painting all the unicorns and Black Panthers their little hearts desire when you look up and realize *cue dramatic music* that you have approximately 75 impatient children with their eye-rolling moms and dads desperately trying to bribe them OUT of your line! Don’t let that money get away! What’s an artist to do?! Take a deep breath and get in the zone. Pull out that rainbow one stroke and start flying through your quick designs as if your mortgage payment depended on it! When it comes to PPF (paid-per-face ..read more
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