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The Art of Face and Body Painting

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Face and body painting has become one of the most popular activities for parties where kids are present as well as popular technique for photographers, artists, and other people. One of the biggest differences between them is the purpose and when it is done. Face painting is traditionally done on kids, whereas body painting is done on adults.
  • Face Painting

This is something that many parents, or hosts of different events where kids are present, like to offer. It's a means for younger kids to express their creativity and their individuality by choosing what sort of decoration they want displayed on their faces. Face painting can include simple designs, such as hearts, flowers, stars, or other basic object. On other occasions, depending on the skill level of the face painter, a child could get an entire design painted across the entire face. Kids or adults can have their faces painted to have them look like a lion, tiger, or other animals. Clowns also use face painting to create their character. Other adults that use this form of painting in their life are members of the military or other entertainers, for example, professional wrestlers can have their faces painted to portray the image of a certain character.
  • Body Painting

On a whole is completely different from painting your face. As far back as we can go in history, natural pigments and clay has been used to paint members of different tribes. Body painting was used for different ceremonies or other rituals in those tribes. As the years went by, in the modern age, This was used as a form of artistic expression, fine art, commercial purposes, and it is even used for political reasons, one example is members of PETA painting their bodies to dissuade the use of animal furs. Although body painting can be done on an entirely nude body, it can also be done on specific sections of the body.

Professional body painters come together at different festivals and other events globally. At these festivals, people can come wearing minimal clothing that blends in with the rest of their painted outfit. In some sports, women and men will use body paint on their fact, arms, and torsos to express their support for different sports teams. As the increase interest grows, body painting, in all of its various forms is becoming increasingly more popular throughout the world regardless of age, gender of physical appearance, or financial background. It is simply a means by which people can express themselves artistically.

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