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Alana Dunlevy is a Bristol based face and body painter. Here, in the second of a series, she guides you through a Spider Web design.
This is a beautiful face design that lends itself to any colour, so it will match any Halloween costume or will just look damn hot with any attire. I used purple, black, silver and white paint, a sponge and a thin paint brush.
First work out what side of your face you want most of the design, and what side is easier. I’m right handed, so find it easier to paint on the right side.
Work some silver paint on to a moist sponge and apply, creating the shape of your design. Over one eyelid and up to your temples and on to forehead. Then under the other eye and on to your cheek bone.
Pick up some purple on a clean sponge and dab on to the silver in patches, marking out where the web is going to go.
Paint on a spider to the top of your design. (I painted a small circle for its head, a bigger one for its body, the legs come out of the smaller head part and are in 3 straight lines, two angling upwards and two downwards)
Paint on lines for the web, coming out of central points. These lines are better if they vary in thickness.
Then paint on the rest of the web, arching lines connecting the primary lines you painted.
Highlight the web and spider with white.
Finish off with black and purple as eyeliner, on lips and decorative dots in white and purple.
You can find Alana on her website here or see her artistry live and in action at the Hoochie Coochie Halloween Ball, October 27. Alana will be back on CoochieCrunch with another tutorial to get you spookified soon!