Face Painting Is a thorough look at the art and the business of decorating the faces of both children and adults. Author Donna Nowak is not only a practicing face painter, but also a teacher of face painting techniques both here and overseas. Face Painting presents ten start-to-finish face painting sequences. Everything from smiling children being decorated at a fair, to adults looking for something extra on Mardi Gras or Halloween. Donna shows the reader how to use stencils and when to work freehand. Captions and a series of interviews explain which non-toxic paints to use and how to mix the paints so they are easily applied with the airbrush. Donna also brings in additional painters so the book presents the knowledge of more than one artist. Each guest artist will do a complete painting sequence and answer questions regarding their personal choice for paints, stencils, airbrushes and more. How to Face Painting is an excellent opportunity to learn a craft from the men and women who practice it everyday.
Donna Nowak started out as a computer programmer, but quickly gravitated to art. Big murals done with brush and sponge made up Donna’s first paid artwork. Along the way she discovered the airbrush, and soon took the ‘brush to the street where she started painting temporary tattoos and children’s faces. Today, Donna is the author of three instructional DVDs and teaches both here and overseas.