Saturday, 7 April 2012

Koi Carp Body Painting

Geisha.. ish!

With the help of my friend I decided to have a play with a Geisha look, which was good fun. I have no idea how the turquoise crept in!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Project for Natal Drums

Several weeks ago I embarked upon a project to aid the production of a custom drum kit by Natal Drums, which involved painting some medical grade resin bones to match two skulls which had already been painted prior to purchase. I was provided with two forearms with hands attached and two detached hands, as the creators were not sure at the time how many arms/hands they would require.

The bones took two days to complete using various shades of acrylic paint applied by both brush and sponge. I particularly enjoyed adding the shadow detail as this added a little realism to the bones, and I also mimicked some of the wear and tear that was painted on the reference skulls.

And here is the final kit being displayed at Frankfurt Musikmesse;

Only one of the arms was used in the final build, but I'm so pleased to have been able to play a part, albeit a small one! Thanks Natal!

Natal Drums


Sunday, 4 March 2012

Face Painting : Roses

Two of my beautiful friends, the Danielle Duo, very kindly donated some face space for me to paint on this weekend - thank you girls!


Sunday, 19 February 2012

Face Painting: Orchids

This week I received my Kryolan Supracolor Palette from Screenface, and today I decided to have a play.

I absolutely love the texture of the Supracolor paints, and due to their consistency I was able to mix custom shades on the back of my hand which remained workable for some time.

I can't wait to paint something new next weekend!


Sunday, 12 February 2012

Face Painting: Art Deco Inspired

After seeing some beautiful face and body art at the IMATS this year, I was inspired to have a go myself. This is my first attempt, and although I've certainly got a long way to go, I had great fun doing it! :)

I've yet to purchase any professional body paints, so unconventionally and probably unwisely, I used black acrylic paint from my art box.. Haha!

Thank you for visiting my blog! x

Saturday, 11 February 2012

IMATS 2012

This year I was lucky enough to make my first visit to the International Makeup Artistry Trade Show, and it was incredible!

My exciting day began with a relatively short drive to Alexandra Palace, accompanied by my wonderful friend, who was kind enough to listen to my over-excited ramble all day, and who didn't judge me for spending silly amounts of money on brushes and sparkle. So Hayley, if you're reading this, thank you!

Once we had arrived and collected our wristbands, we made our way into the main exhibition hall and I was so impressed! Numerous attention-grabbing stalls were spread around the room and initially there was so much to take in that we didn't know where to start! In the end we decided that we should have a wander round first before heading to the stalls we most wanted to visit.
Whilst browsing, we saw many people milling around the many stands, sporting stunning and elaborate body art; some wore dramatic outfits, others had aspects of their clothing painted on their skin and some wore expertly applied and very believable prosthetics.
The art work on show was incredibly inspiring and I have since decided that the purchase of a Kryolan Aquacolor palette is a must!

Without a doubt my favourite stall of the day was Illamasqua's! They offered some fantastic discounts and I was truly impressed by their approachable, knowledgeable and friendly staff. I had never tried Illamasqua's products before, but I have since been thoroughly impressed by the the items I picked up on the day, and the great customer service I experienced has left me keen to shop with them in the future.

I'm not certain who was responsible for the artwork shown in the photographs below (if you know, please do drop me a line and I will make amends!), but needless to say they are amazing!

Finally, here's a little peek at what I bought...

Miss Adoro False Lashes
Real Techniques Brushes: (Left to Right) Eyes Starter Set; Core Collection; Travel Essentials
Illamasqua Illumine Oil in 'Volt', Pure Pigment in 'Breathe', Liquid Metal in 'Surge', Medium Pencils in Sorceress, Erratic and Fiesty
Kryolan Polyester Glimmer 25/200 in Pearl Lilac

Overall I had a fantastic day, and I can't wait for IMATS 2013!

Thank you for reading. =)