Since they are both literally 'sugar and spice' type girls-so super sweet and full of life-I decided to play around with making them ghoulish.
I know ZERO about make-up, despite doing up the kids over the years for various plays. That mostly involved a little eyeliner and sometimes full face paint all one color. Once, I spent a week of dress rehearsals and performances coloring lips green for a showing of Oz. That's been about the extent of it, even when I get all dolled up, it's mascara and lipstick, maybe some powder if I am too shiny.
So, when I say this is easy to do, I mean it. I put white face paint on their faces from the 'all in one' kit that you can get at Dollar General or Wal-Mart, used the sponge and dipped it in the black and then green grease paint for C and the black and red for B. I dabbed it around their eyes and their mouths A little fake blood-straight from the tube in the same kit-and we were done. I used black crepe paper and white gauze bandaging for covering their eyes and the background is a navy fleece blanket thumb-tacked to the wall.
I put the camera on a tripod and got my assistants to shine flashlights on their faces. The camera was set at ISO 100, shutter speed 1/20, auto white balance.
|This is a pitchfork right out of the rainy front yard-hey, we live on a farm-and I blurred (in Photoshop) her face.|
Not thrilled with the shadow on her jawline, but that's the thing about playing around-seeing what works.