Probably one of the most requested designs to paint, butterflies are the staple for most face painters. We often offer a small repertoire of butterflies but given as there is so much beauty in nature, designs can vary so much; from a simple butterfly with bright coloured wings to gothic style butterflies and moths. Our face painting competition for February embraced the butterfly and moth and we invited you to pick up your brushes and send in face painting design for this competition.
With over 80 entries for this competition, it seems that painting butterflies was a popular choice. We were blown away with the intricacy of some of the designs, with realism at its very best; from wing formation and carefully placed butterflies on the face to muted colours showing simplicity and also excellence to bright and bold, you painted with your hearts.
The judging took a lot longer than we had anticipated as we had complied our shortlist but to pinpoint our final places was much harder than we had thought. We studied each design in great detail, giving each entry the time it deserved; but finally we had our winners, but for the first time since we started hosting our Illusion competition, we had more Special Mentions as we could not discount from our shortlist.
First Place - Teresa Mullin
There is so much to love about this butterfly design by Teresa Mullin. Firstly her intricate attention to detail on each butterfly wing and her clever use of shadows gives the illusion that the butterflies are flapping their wings. But she has gone even further and painted skin folds from where the butterflies are emerging from. We truly believe that this design will be on the wall-of-fame for many artists in years to come. A massive congratulations Teresa.
Second Place - Charlene Kocioleck
Charlene has painted such a clever and unique design, placing vibrant butterflies on the eyelids and over the mouth and large wings falling on the neck and chest. We love this design so much, its truly inspirational and a well-deserved 2nd place winner. Congratulations Charlene.
Third Place - Natalee Davies
Natalee has painted a gorgeous, vibrant butterfly design with such a clever twist. The blending is flawless and yet dramatic, great use of colour and to combination of liquid glitter and shading really makes this butterfly pop. Congratulations Natalee on your 3rd place win.
Special Mentions go to the following artists:
Thank you to every artist and model that has participated in this fabulous competition, you are the very reason why we hold these competitions. Keep on sharing your art with the world.
The first place winner will win a £25 voucher to spend at the Illusion Face Paint Store, the second place winner will win a £20 voucher for Illusion and the third place winner will win a £15 voucher to spend at Illusion Face Paint Store.
1 Create a face painting design on a real person.
2 Send in your design to email: firstname.lastname@example.org with BUTTERFLY COMPETITION in the subject line. Competition closed.
3 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.
4 Gems, stencils, lashes, glitter including chunky glitter can be added to your design. No prosthetics make-up.
5 Open to artists worldwide.
6 Judges decision is final.
7 Images sent to us may be used in future Illusion promotions or website.