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Hope everyone likes it, this was my first attempt at face painting outside of children's parties. As a biology student I should really have paid more attention to the morphology of the skull but it's not catastrophically bad :P
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I love not only the make up, but the photo as well. Due to the dramatic profile shot, I can't really see the make up in "all its glory", but from what I see, it's really well done. I wouldn't have taken the picture with her wearing that sweat jacket, I think it can distract the eye a little bit. The lighting as seems a little yellow. Other than that though, the piece is nearly flawless. You did a really awesome job, and all the hard work paid off. Although, not going to lie, skeletons and skulls are not rare on deviantart. I hope I helped!
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skymaple Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Student General Artist
i really like this piece! it looks really good :)
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Kaislea Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even though this is pretty common subject, it makes you stop and watch. There is something in it, the shadows are dark and the overall feeling very dramatic!
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MedeaSafir Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very well done - thought first of a photomanipulation...
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netgenetics Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Looks more realistic to me than the most scull makeups i have seen!
You did a great job - its awesome :)
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a great compliment considering the amount of skull make up out there so thank you!
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netgenetics Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are very welcome and yes there are loads of skull face paintings out there and I have seen a lot ;)
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Calypsos-Kiss Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Photographer
Creepy but cool! :)
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, thanks :)
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Melody-in-the-Air Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh gosh you did an AMAZING JOB
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh thanks! :D
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San-T Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really beautifully done!
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:iconyopelican:
YoPelican Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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eliteteam Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my..this is amazing! Nice exaggeration of the cheekbones..and yes, the actual photography is very good too! Very well done :3
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :D
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eliteteam Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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JasonForbes Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i really don't see anything that needs improving. This is impeccable as it is.
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really?! Thank you so much :D
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Mullduggery Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy feckin' hell, I LOVE this! At first I couldn't tell if it was a photo, if it was painted or what but that's just testament to how good a job you did on the body paint. You has the talent :D Awesome!
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thanks so much! :D It took a while, I learnt from this one that the effort and time you put in are directly proportional to the results. :)
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Mullduggery Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very true words! It's always worth the effort, even if something goes wrong (like with my Zombie thing..) you still learn tons from it!
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PrincessOfCrime Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Artist
SUCH AN AMAZING PIC!!! ITS WONDERFUL!
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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PrincessConsuela94 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wow. I didn't realize this was an actual face with those details painted on it until I read over your description. Very cool! The concept of painting faces is very difficult, but painting the part of a face you can't actually see on another's face sounds very unique. I love the details, especially the lips. :) Great job!
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)Yeah the lips took ages haha :)
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AnniiStar Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student
very nicely done :D I Love the lighting as well :)!
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The lighting was a complete fluke but thankyou very much! :)
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Battle-for-the-Sun Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Photographer
Ohhh, lovely face paint! :aww: And the photograph itself is wonderful, too. :heart: You know what, I also have an idea (a suggestion, if you like)... If you use the 'burn tool' in Photoshop to darken the nose A LOT so it blends with the black background... Then maybe it would look cool as well, like a real skull... without a nose... 8'DDD Not saying it would necessarily look better, but maybe it would be a fun experiment. :D
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a really good idea and I think I may mess around and put up an edited version to try it out, I try not to do any editing on original copies of the work as it's not an honest display of my abilities (though I did make this one black and white) but I think doing an edit on it would be cool so thanks for the idea :D And thanks for your kind words. :)
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Battle-for-the-Sun Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Photographer
You're very welcome ^^
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Mauriciogalaxy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank for fav
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Rockwaved Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OMG !!!! i love that ''day of the dead'' body painting !!!!! NICE JOB !!!!! :)
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, took quite some time :')
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chaosqueen122 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that's just great, I did once a skull face painting too but mine wasn't anything to compare with this :)
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh thank you, i'm sure yours was great too :D
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chaosqueen122 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are very welcome :) haha well no not as good I had not much shading practice
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RazorDeRockefeller Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow this came out beautiful! Not only the makeup but the picture, the lighting, everything about this is wonderful!
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, I must admit it was really a fluke it came out so well, I didn't even use a good camera!
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prettyblur Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful!
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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RowenaOdin89 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
It inspires me to draw. X3
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, don't think i've ever inspired anyone before :) thanks!
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RowenaOdin89 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
wow i really like this piece. very well done and i love the lighting
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YoPelican Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much (:
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RowenaOdin89 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
hahaha ur welcome! Sorry for the late reply!
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