A tutorial consisting of face paint as well as photoshop. This Positively Negative look tested the boundaries of my creativity and began a new series of digital art tutorials on my channel.
Arachnophobia was created as my second entry in the NYX FACE Awards 2015. The theme of this round was "Paranormal Activity". My initial plan was to create an alien, but strayed from that idea after feeling that that would be everyone's idea (actually, most of my competitors created ghost like characters). The night before the day I had to film, I saw a spider with a beautiful web in the driver seat of my car--I have to park outside. That spider was the inspiration for this look that took me to the Top 12 of the competition.
A ripped apart zombie utilizing the luxury of my petite feminine attributes. This look would be "killer" for topless guys during Halloween, as the topless female body is still taboo in modern culture. To learn how to create this zombie for yourself, you'll find the tutorial at the bottom of the post!
Venom was my most requested look upon creating him. Face and body paints of the Marvel Comic character can be seen across the web so I chose to make my own attempt.
I expected the saliva to be the most difficult part of the look, however, a thin, faulty brush of mine that splits into two as I'm painting provided me with the perfect saliva texture, with two brighter white lines on the outside of the saliva strands and a less opaque white on the inside.
What proved to be the most difficult part of the look was getting it off. I used a highly pigmented, water/wax based black (Wolfe Hydro FX) and my skin was not wanting to part with it. Click the video and watch till the end to see my struggle!
This skull was the first look I created for the October Halloween season (the busiest season of my life!). One hour spent on the makeup side and one hour spent on the skull.
This face paint was an interpretation of a painting I stumbled across on the internet. I am not extraordinarily fond of the winter, and this face paint took place during the final stretch of the last winter months. I painted my face white, leaving a strip of color to symbolize myself wiping away the cold and bringing to life the colorful, warm spring.
I love the springtime because I feel that it's truly the happiest time of year. The holidays bring plenty of cheer, but the springtime is when the earth gets back its color (in the midwest at least) and people once again begin to coexist outdoors.
Sterling Archer is the main protagonist, secret agent of the American animated show, Archer. While I do not watch the show, I did find the character intriguing. My favorite characters to re-create are life-like, comic book characters, as they are very simple to re-create and if done correctly, can be the most illusive.
This was my third attempt at Archer. It was most difficult to find the correct shading color for the face. I used water based face paints as well as cream foundations to achieve the final look.
Created on Earth Day to celebrate my bearth day, this look is my most favorite of all. I created Captain Planet when I had only 250 youtube subscribers and 379 likes on facebook (I was stuck at 379 for weeks, dying to reach 380). This look was one I made strictly for me with no particular audience in mind. This was my second Captain Planet attempt and I was still not completely happy with the outcome directly after finishing. It took me several months to realize the illusion I had created on myself with strictly paint and now, with nearly 30,000 subscribers on youtube and 40,000 likes on facebook, I am truly proud of my work.
No, I am not familiar with the comics and no, I have not seen Guardians of the Galaxy, but I did really want to try to paint Groot! He is such a funny (and funny looking) character.
It's always exceptionally fun and challenging to try to create face paint illusions; especially on my own face. The most difficult part is trying to see yourself as not yourself. If you can trick your own brain into seeing the illusion, you can definitely trick everyone else into seeing it. (When I wear costume contacts, I can't see anything at all!!)