Day Of The Dead Project
This tutorial will take you through the steps of painting your face with a Day of the Dead design. The process is really fun and artistic. It also makes for a great costume, Design your face with this ancient tradition that has taken on new life in modern times!
YOU WILL NEED:
Mixing palette or plastic plate.
Load your sponge with white on one side of the sponge from
your pallete and apply all around the face keeping the areas
around the eyes and lips clear.
Add some black to a brush and gently paint around the eyes.
Take care not to paint too close to the eyes and ask your model
to keep their eyes closed when painting on or near the eyelids.
Add two thin lines the sides of the nose & paint over the underside
of the nose.
Load your sponge with white again on one side then lightly apply
some black paint with a brush to one end of the sponge .
Work into the sponge until it become evenly grey then apply to the
check bones with the darkest edge sitting on top.
Slowly drag down the side of the face. Dab a little also onto the chin.
Load the liner brush (from the brush set) with Red or green and paint
short lines around the ridges of the eye brows in the middle of the
forehead as well as applying red to the lips.
You can now finish off your design by using the liner brush to apply
a petal design around the outside of the eye area as well as jaggered
lines over the mouth and sides.