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Alana Dunlevy is a Bristol based face and body painter. Here, she guides you through creepy Halloween skull face painting.
*A few tips before you begin*
The consistency of the paint has to be slightly thicker than water. I use a water spray to slightly spritz the paint and then really work the paint in to the paintbrush then wipe of excess.
When using a sponge, wet sponge thoroughly and squeeze out, then rub sponge in the paint until it has picked up a lot of paint.
When painting different colours on top of each other, wait for the bottom layer to dry first.
A half skull face leaves you the other half to stay beautiful, the contrast can be very striking. Or just apply to the opposite side of the face too for a full skull.
Load up sponge and apply to half face, leaving eye socket.
Following bone structure of face, blend brown in to the white in areas of depth, ie under cheekbones, temples, eye sockets.
With a black paint brush, draw on eye and cheek hollow and teeth.
Then add detail to teeth, cheeks and eyes/temples.
With white on the brush, add high lights to the cheek bones, forehead, teeth and chin.
To finish off add a black line down middle of face and along the chin.
And you’re all ready to lurch out of the shadows at some poor, unsuspecting member of the public.