Aesthetics of March 2014
First up: Flickr has finally decided to listen and re-introduced easy-copied html-links! :D Yey! No more cut-n-pasteing!
Second, after a slower start for this year, I've gotten quite a few heads for painting this March. I actually have a few more incoming next week, but since I probably won't finish them next week-end, I'll save them for next month's face-up post. Just so I can now show off some beauties :3
I did some heads for friends, as in the Carbon for Velvet at the top, and this Zinna for Sugar. It is somehow easier doing face-ups for irl friends, partly because I can more easily discuss what kind of a face-up they'd like (we can toss ideas around and actually talk about it, be it via Skype or face-to-face) but perhaps mostly because I can use my talents and colours more confidently. My friends know my style better and so I can use it more boldly than with customers I don't know. As in, I can make a vivid face-up on the first go, whereas with unknown customers I tend to first do a more muted down version and ask if they'd like more depth added or not. I should probably just get over this block myself, since vivid colours equal better face-ups, at least for my style :D
Well, as you can see above, both of these have nice gradients with the eyeshadow, although with very different colour schemes :D Zinna has the more natural smoky eyes look as with Carbon and his blue resin colour we decided to go with more pastel colours.
And then I got a Minifee head from a new customer. This Marcia was asked to be painted like a worried/shy angel boy, with blue shades around the eyes. The sculpt actually carries the expression well, which was a nice surprise since most Marcias I've seen have had more stern or even bitchy looks. The mouth of this face makes it easy to picture as a cold-hearted character when seen blank, but it does look nice when softened as well.