Seems simple,right? A kid wants to be a snow leopard. So she steps up to the face painting tent at Knoxville’s Christmas in the City. Selects Face Number 1 from the sample board. Sits down. Smiles at the artist. And the transition from kid to cat begins.
With a white base, the artist adds color, definition around the eyes, whiskers.
Then lines, whiskers, cat eyes and the like.
Then, at the request of the “baby cat,” the artist adds fangs.
Now you can qualify this display of art as nothing more than a common house cat look-alike. But don’t tell this little lady. With one big growl, she arches her back, hisses convincingly, and moves forward with claws out front. She wants to head immediately to the marshmallow roasting tent.
We transition, too. After all, we don’t mess with snow leopards.
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Note: Many thanks to a very patient, creative Kelly Mules of Faces Gone Wild (www.knoxvillefacepainter.com) whose work you may want to check out.