Christmas Face Painting Competition.
For our December face painting competition we chose the theme Christmas! We asked for designs that related to Christmas including snowmen, Father Christmas, holly, presents, reindeer, Christmas trees and more. We loved seeing all the different pictures and ideas that you sent in.
Each month we are continually seeing designs of artists that we haven't met before, we feel our competitions are making this face painting community a strong and united one. We also love how artists are supporting other artists by adding lovely comments to the Facebook posts when we post up your designs.
This month, both Claire and I decided to be the judges, we judged last months competition and had such a great time doing it, we thought we would end the year the same. Thank you to all the artists that have entered this competition, to the models that have brought the designs to life and thank you to those that check in and see the new designs here on a regular basis. We love hosting these competitions and we plan to make the themes in 2016 very interesting indeed.
FIRST PLACE WINNER - Annie Duval
There is so much to love about this design from Annie. Firstly, the crisp blending from the one-stroke application that fans out beautifully on forehead. We also love the clever use of the intricate detailing above, giving it a great background base. The holly is well placed, it is an often requested to paint at Christmas time and can easily trip an artist up on the points of the holly leaf, but Annie has kept this simple yet effective. Finally, the glossy red berries on the holly at the centre point on the forehead have made this design and exceptional designs. Congratulations Annie.
SECOND PLACE WINNER - Esther Sagbal
When an artist has great technical ability and uses shadows and highlights with great effect, it really makes a design stand out. Esther has created a stunning designs using elements of bells and holly all entwined with flowing ribbon and cast shadows and highights to really make this Christmas design to shine. We love this festive design and we think that this will be great inspiration to many artists worldwide. Congratulations Esther on your second place win.
THIRD PLACE WINNER - Tanya Maslova
This design has so many clever elements that it takes a while to see them. Firstly, the base is a cute snowman that is painted in a unconventional way, the visible and intentional brushstrokes on the snowman's cheeks add texture to the design, the highlights on the carrot for the nose makes it look shiny. Sitting on the branch is the cutest bird, whose eyes look mischievous making it come to life. Congratulations Tanya on this fabulous third place win.
Special Mentions go to the following artists:
Thank you to all artists that have sent in their designs for this Christmas themed competition.
* Terms & conditions *
· Face painting designs only, must be painted on a real person
· Open to painters from all around the world
· Gems, stencils, lashes and glitter can be used, No prosthetics to be used
· One design per artist, send only one single image. Compilation images will not be accepted. Images with watermarks will not be added to the competition
· Judges decision is final. Competition closed on 20th December 2015
· Images sent to us may be used in future Illusion promotions or website
See all of the fantastic entries below! Click on any image to enlarge it and scroll through them all!