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Post by shama on Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:19 pm

I'm fairly new to face painting and was wondering what people use when they're painting bruises and black eyes (or shading under zombie eyes etc.) also what do you use for shading and contouring a face for a zombie, skull or any design where you don't want what you're painting to look too opaque? TIA!
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Re: Bruises, shading and contouring

Post by Forest-Fairy on Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:09 am

ugggggg, doing light stuff is my bane of face painting. Even blush, it's all cr@p. If i want to make realistic wounds and bruises I need to have my FX kit with me. 

BUUUUUUUUT! I'm looking into Mehron Starblends, as I have heard GREAT things about them for various face painting applications from stencils, to getting an neat and clean opaque white. I'm thinking I could also use them for light shading, bruises and or course the elusive blush.
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Re: Bruises, shading and contouring

Post by shama on Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:56 am

I'm glad I'm not the only one!.. I have mostly tag paints which I really struggle to use for shading and contouring so I did purchase a black starblend specifically for shadinf which is ok but still a bit tricky, I may just need more practice with it. What do you use from your fx kit for a bruise?
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Re: Bruises, shading and contouring

Post by shama on Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:58 am

I was wondering if a creamier brand of paint would work even?
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Re: Bruises, shading and contouring

Post by jlirie on Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:21 am

mehron paradise, ben nye, and kryvaline all make bruise wheels in 4-6 colors, however they are grease paint.  but you could use the same colors of water based face paint.  there are YouTube videos of how to use them.

softer, non-paraffin based face paints do usually blend better.  they include mehron paradise, global, ruby red, and snazaroo.

as for technique, most people swipe on a darker color and blend with a dry brush or sponge.


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Re: Bruises, shading and contouring

Post by shama on Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:51 am

thank you so much for the feedback Smile
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Re: Bruises, shading and contouring

Post by Denise Cold on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:56 pm

I have a zombie youtube using Starblends and I use that same brownple color (with green and yellow and purple) to really bruise people up. Let me link the video first:

Starblend Zombie
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Re: Bruises, shading and contouring

Post by Denise Cold on Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:05 pm

Here's some subtle bruising and scrapes & cyborg. I like drybrushing with a rake brush (the random fuzzy bristles, not evenly spaced one) to make scrapes:





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Re: Bruises, shading and contouring

Post by jlirie on Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:08 pm

that's one of the better cyborg designs i've seen, denise Smile
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Re: Bruises, shading and contouring

Post by Denise Cold on Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:21 am

It's based on the Wolfe Brother one in Extreme Face Painting. Smile
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Re: Bruises, shading and contouring

Post by jlirie on Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:08 pm

well, you did a great job with a good inspiration
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