Fantastic Face Paint

By: Sierra Steen

If you’re not into the traditional witch, skeleton and zombie face paint, try making your face into a literal piece of art. I love Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and decided to recreate it, which ended up being easier than I originally thought. The best thing is that it’s comprised of lots of little lines, which eliminates the need for perfect strokes and gives off a very artsy vibe guaranteed to wow all of your friends.

This familiar figure is a simply spooky way to show off your face painting skills, even for beginners. Here are the steps to achieve your own Jack O’Lantern look:

1. Paint your entire face orange, extending as far down the neck as you wish to go.

2. Take your black paint and paint two eye sockets. These can be in any shape you want — after all, you’re the artist. Try some triangles for the classic look or make up your own shape for a more unique approach.

3. Draw the black lines that give the pumpkin its shape. Pumpkins have ridges, so you just need to draw a few lines to show that. Draw the eyebrows for a more expressive look.

4. Paint the mouth. Here you have freedom to do whatever you want for the mouth as Jack O’Lanterns are all unique. I chose to go for the classic jagged look.

5. Add some lines on the bottom to show more ridges.

6. Voila! You’re done. You can add leaves if you wish, or you can keep it as is.

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