Halloween Face Painting Silliness

 

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Here’s a bit of daft face painting for a Halloween party. Almost identical to a disguise I adopted two years ago but this time with a willing sidekick.

My friends at the party were most disturbed by this look and failed completely to recognise me…

Job done, I say! 

Halloween Face Painting

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This was the result of the face painting practice run I conducted the week before a Halloween party, having searched the internet for ideas.

I laughed so much that it all ended up quite smudged around the eyes.

Then I made it my Facebook profile picture…

During the party it became apparent that eating made the makeup even more disconcerting – video evidence below!

Pretty Creepy Horsey for Hallowe’en

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I started off with a conventional pencil drawing, working from photos I had taken while visiting the fair in the summer.

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Having scanned the drawing into Photoshop I coloured it.┬áNice but boring, I thought…and that stripy saddle looks a bit like a rib cage…

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…so I kept drawing and developed the skeletal theme which I found much more interesting

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I scanned the new pencil drawing into my computer, vectorised it in Illustrator, then coloured and duplicated it to make a repeating pattern in Photoshop. I also added noise to the image to improve the texture.

I like the way that it’s not until you look closely that you see the dark creepiness of this image.

I’m eagerly awaiting delivery of a sample of digitally printed fabric in this design….it’s been dispatched today….dead horse cushions, anyone?!