lauantai 8. toukokuuta 2010
My first make-up test
This is my first make-up test for Jack Sparrow. I guess I have a good face to cosplay Johnny's characters or himself, (At least if we take to the calculations that I'm a woman) but what really is important, is the make-up.
I've seen many Jack-cosplayers who have an okay costume, but an awful make-up. So here's a tutorial.
A good Jack-mak-up's basics are these:
1) Bronze. It can be almost anything. Just blend smoothly and mix some colors.
2) Lights and shades. Have a picture of Jack where you can see the make-up clearly enough to copy it on your skin. The most important part are the jaws and the cheekbones.
3) Facial hair. It must be done carefully. It should NOT look that it's made of black card board and then glued on.
So, to create the make-up from simple ingredients you need:
-an eyeliner, dark brown or black
-black and white Grimas' créme make up
-brown water color make-up
1. Spread brown water color on the skin with for example a paintbrush. Then blend it with a sponge well everywhere. From the beginning keep your eye on where the darkest and the lightest parts are.
2. Tap with your fingers shades and lights on the face with the créme make-ups. If needed, draw with the eyeliner carefully some lines. Those parts would probably be the nose and the cheekbones. Then blend again.
3. Put some eyeliner in your eyes. Remember that they are not just some circles around them but there is some make-up too on the lower eye lid.
4. Draw the facial hair starting from the eyebrows by making smooth drags from up to down and slope the way the hair should go too. This way it should look natural.
Voìla! See, even from some very simple make-up you can make it look alot more authetic. Of course there are some details that I don't advice you about here, but if you want to go easy on this, try!