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Witch on dark skin, need advice

Post by Susy826 on Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:36 pm

Hello everyone!

I need some advice badly! I have a client who I will be painting on Halloween. She is very, very dark skinned and she wants to be painted like a green witch. What would help make the color stand out?
If I use a white before the green or a metallic white? Has anyone ever tried that? Will it work?
I wish I had a neon green but even if I ordered one now I don't think I'd get it in time without spending a bunch for faster shipping.
Please help! affraid
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Re: Witch on dark skin, need advice

Post by TinafromNY on Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:58 pm

I just painted this little girl. I used TAG, like a lime green, it doesn't have a name on the back, just says Color ES1057 - I LOVE this green. If you don't have it, why not, ahead of time, mix some darker green with a little white to lighten it up and make it more opaque? Better than putting green OVER white.
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Re: Witch on dark skin, need advice

Post by mslalahoney on Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:51 am

This was one of my first monsters. I used a combination of Diamond FX Lime Green and Regular Green. The colors are strong enough to give good coverage.
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Post by clowngirl on Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:02 am

Maybe mix in some neon green! My friend Tash uses base of silver under green so it stains less but apparently this can also make the green pop a bit

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Re: Witch on dark skin, need advice

Post by Criss on Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:22 am

Painting dark, rich coloured skin is amazing. The colours just pop
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Re: Witch on dark skin, need advice

Post by Rebons on Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:33 am

There was another post about painting dark skin, I can't remember who, but someone recommended using starblends white as base, then painting on top. I would recommend telling her to moisturize the night before and morning of. Good luck I'm sure it will be wonderful!
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Post by Criss on Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:23 am

why moisturize? I've found when lotions & oils are used the paint doesn't cover effectively. Usually dark skin is almost flawless. No special concerns with colours either, the makeup we use is highly pigmented and covers well. Some colours look amazing though, like jewel tones Smile
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Re: Witch on dark skin, need advice

Post by Rebons on Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:08 pm

Not immediately before, day before. I've had an issue with painting dry skin, but maybe that's because I'm a newbie?
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Re: Witch on dark skin, need advice

Post by Susy826 on Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:22 pm

Thanks everyone! and Thank for the pix but this lady refers to herself as being "blue-black" she is much darker than the girls in your pix. But perhaps I'll pre mix per your suggestions and try it on her arm first she what shows up the best. I'll post pix if I get a chance. I do appreciate the input! You all are an amazing community! I love you
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Re: Witch on dark skin, need advice

Post by mamakatrien on Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:23 pm

Good luck & happy painting! Thinking about those amazing face boards Denise makes on black background I would not worry too much!
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Re: Witch on dark skin, need advice

Post by Criss on Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:10 am

hahaha you said dry skin and I totally took it to extreme and thought ewwww flakey LOL
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