Anita Robertson - UK (artist)
A1. I got into face painting while very young, my mum started facepainting when i used to do drama and dance and i would 'borrow' the paints at every oppertunity and as i got older i started helping her at events.
A2. I bit the bullet and decided to start my own business face and body painting about 4 years ago after doing it for fun for almost 20 years, the timing was just right for me then.
A3. I mostly work alone or with my son, for body painting i mostly work with the midlands bodypaint project and bodypaint events uk
A4. Probably Bodycraft at Cleethorpes i only entered the brush and sponge competition. The biggest public event that wasnt a competition was comic con at manchester.
A5. usually between 4 and 6 hours but it depends how complex the design is.
A6. its quite nerve wracking but exciting.
A7. i love doing characters at the comic cons and anything horror
A8. i use latex nipple covers and either thong or high leg latex knickers.
A9. It depends on the brief, if it’s a film character you’d use a prop to what they have, if it’s horror and type of prop to enhancer he design and bring a character to life. Clothing can be used if you have a time limit or the model feels happier with clothing.
A10. go for it, see if there is a body painting group locally to you and reach out, we're a friendly bunch and will always be people ready to help and advise.