I’ve made a new years resolution, or rather appropriately timed realisation, that if I want to be a world famous talented makeup artist; then I need to be putting a hell of a lot of work in every single day. So from this point, I will spend at least 4 hours a day doing activities to benefit myself as a makeup artist.
For these past few days this has been working out pretty well without much effort. There are no limitations to this promise to myself (despite the obvious) just that it must be related to my career – so for example, watching relevant films (and taking down details I see interesting), researching, drawing, painting, doing makeup – anything!
I have also started on a new habit of taking down all the hair and makeup artists for each film I watch because:
- I should be appreciating other peoples work, as I would like other people to appreciate mine – plus this will come in handy in the future when speaking to others and I actually know who the makeup artist was for the piece I love .
- To find patterns in the makeup artists used – such as which directors vs. makeup artists, makeup artists common to a genre, or simply makeup artists thatwork on a lot of the films that I like.
For todays work, I focused on doing a skull. I’ve never actually done one before which is strange as the human skeleton fascinates me. It’s not particularly accurate, but I think it’s pretty good for a first go. I used Wolfe paints and a cheap eyeshadow palette off Ebay.
Whilst this wasn’t directly inspired by GAGA, she does do a video where she has a glamourous skeleton look (MUA for Gaga was Tara Savelo, Gaga’s personal Artist):
Which bring us on to Rick Genest, or “Zombie Boy” who starred in her “Born this way” music video. Amazing tattoo work.
This guy has fantastic tattoos. I love how crazy and scary it is, almost not of this world but so routed in it. I actually think he looks more beautiful with the tattoos!
If I don’t get back tomorrow… have a Happy New Year and I’ll see you in 2013!