Clowns have been around since the earliest times. In ancient Greece clowns, also known as court jesters were kept around for the kings amusement. Their only purpose was to make people laugh. And even up to now their role has not changed. The primary role of a clown is still to entertain. We see them at community fairs, in amusement parks and at carnivals in bright clothes and loud make-up still trying to amuse.
In case you have ever wondered how on earth clown faces are created, here are five tips to consider in doing a clown face design.
First, know that painting a clown face design is not rocket science. It is actually pretty simple, especially if you focus on the essential elements. A traditional clown has a white face as the base, but do not limit yourself to this color. You can use a multitude of colors depending on your preference. White can be replaced with other pastel colors like pale yellow or orange. The key lies in the blending of colors. If you know how to combine color, your creations will always look sensational.
Second, when it comes to clown faces, be creative! You do not have to stick to the typical white face, pastel colors and red noses. This is your chance to put your creativity to the test. You can also use dark colors like black or dark blue. It all depends on how you put everything together. Instead of the common happy clown, you can create a sad clown or even an angry clown. At least people will see something new.
Third, in painting a clown face the keyword is, exaggerate! Clowns have huge noses, oversized lips and big eyes. Do not be afraid to use that brush.
Fourth, know what you want. Visualize what end result you want to achieve. This tip is not only useful for clown face painting but in life as well. The hardest thing in life, is not knowing what you want. Because once you figure that part out you are already half-way there. So before you make that first stroke, imagine. Think. Visualize. This will save you a lot of time and effort in the end.
Fifth, enjoy! The trick to painting is to enjoy it every stroke of the way. Because if you cant do what you love, then love what you do.