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Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween How-To: Extreme Face Painting by Brian and Nick Wolfe

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Well Halloween is ONLY THREE days away!
Can I get a WOO HOO? !!!


Are YOU ready?
DO the kids have everything for their costume?
What about their faces? Are you including them in the kid's costume design?


Two new books can help you make your kids' faces look like a professional makeup artist did them: How-To: Extreme Face Painting by Brian and Nick Wolfe. They have 2 books to meet everyone's needs: Fiendish and Friendly, AND you can download them, so you can pick them up at the last minute! Ya gotta LOVE the internet! 


Both the Wolfe's are award-winning special effects artists and these 2 video-enhanced ebooks show regular people (aka you and me) how we can make the most out-of-this-world face painting effects. Check out the video promo below, then continue reading for an example from their books that you can do!





 Did you like that tiger? Pretty neat huh? The Wolfe's were great enough to send over step by step photo instructions, for our Welcome to Fall Ya'll bonanza! 
Here's what it looks like again!





1 With a sponge, lay in white eye spots, painting directly over the eyelids. Add the white of the muzzle, painting around where the nostrils will be. Add white to the cheek and chin, applying the paint in strokes that move from the center of the face out toward the ears. Place thin white spots under the eyes.

2 Add the orange basecoat of fur, then stipple it into the white to blend.

3 Using a sponge, apply brown in the corners of the eyes and along the sides of the nose. Paint a widow’s peak on the forehead and add brown to the lash line, exaggerating the eyes. Use the edge of the sponge to blend. Color the underside of the nose with orange, then switch to a no. 3 round for pastel pink. With a no. 6 round and black, define the lips and muzzle



4 Further develop the shape of the eyes using a no. 3 round and black. Add black dots curving down along the lines of the mouth, placing smaller dots closer to the center. Suggest fur at the base of the muzzle and jawline, stroking your brush upward from the bottom.



5 Using a no. 6 round and black, add the stripes. Start at the corner of the eyes, and use teardrop shapes that face away from the eyes and make curves that go from thick to thin. While stylizing the stripes, be sure to keep them symmetrical.



6 With the same brush and color, add stripes to the center of the forehead and around the face, using the shape of the face as your guide. All Done!


Not so hard when it's broken down like this is it?


You might want to get the Extreme Face Painting: 25 FRIENDLY Step-by-Step Demos (Enhanced Edition) book and have it on hand for the whole year! It has sweet, cute, bold and heroic faces, perfect for any costume for Halloween, festivals, plays, and parties! IThe faces in this volume include birds, butterflies, knights, monkeys, a car, a piglet, starry skies, and even kissing fish! The enhanced edition also features video tutorials for point-by-point references on how to apply a range and depth of color and effects to make your creations hyper-realistic.- a plus for those who want to follow along!


The other book, Extreme Face Painting: 25 FIENDISH Step-by-Step Demos (Enhanced Edition), will allow you to create a frightening range of fantastical faces for Halloween, plays, parties, and more. From zombies, witches, and vampires, as you’ve never achieved them before, to more unusual denizens of the dark like yetis, orcs, and cyborgs! Yup, a teenage boys dream! With the tutorials in Extreme Face Painting: FIENDISH, you might even scare yourself (case in point- look at the video above!) . 

At under $10, they are a steal! The enhanced versions of the books (with video!) are available through iTunes for the iPad and iPhone for $5.99 as well as at Barnes & Noble for the Nook Color. The regular ebook is also available at Amazon for the Kindle and the print book is available wherever books are sold.


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these instructions and info, free of charge, from F+W Media, for blog posting purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it.


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