I just want to start by saying thank you to everyone for your ideas and challenges. I can already tell you are a creative bunch. I got suggestions on everything from tacos to the Edison lightbulb. It was hard to narrow it down, but one really grabbed my attention as soon as I saw it. The Big Bang theory.
I want to give a special thank you to Scott Salisbury for his epic suggestion of “The Big Bang.” I loved this idea and immediately started planning some different approaches.
Let’s begin at the beginning of this project, and you guys can tell me if you think it was a hit or miss in the comments below.
Speaking of explosions, Dan thought it would be a good idea to start with a picture of my work space. I’m not sure this was what he had in mind, but here you go.
People always say “How long did that take to do?” It takes me about 3 hours to do each makeup look. Keep in mind every time I put a brush down it’s about 5 minutes of playing where’s Waldo to find it again. Being more organized is one of my goals, but this is me being real with you guys about my art and my chaos.
This is a picture of me pre-bang. (I know, I look like Voldemort with no brows.) Let’s all play nice and not comment on this picture.
For this look I used my mehron paradise pallet and my electric pallet from urban decay.
And I used this pic for inspiration
I wanted it to look like the universe was behind the bang so I started with black around the edges.
Then I added blue, purple, and pink. I added more black around the center to give the white more contrast. I wanted it too look like the white was really popping in the center.
I’m not going to lie. I was a little nervous at this point. As you will see in the time lapse video I never really know where I’m going with a look until it’s done.
Next I added the orange and green flares. I used a few shades of each color gradually getting lighter and finishing with white on top to give them contrast.
Time for shadows and highlights.
More shadows and highlights.
I drew the planets off camera because I needed to use my inspo pic.
I used this one
I will admit the planets are not perfect. I have a hard time drawing things on myself backwards and in the mirror.
I added the drips, because I wanted it to look like the bang was melting and forming all the planets.
To finish I went over everything with bright eye shadows and black eyeshadow to really give it some depth. I then did all the final touches with white and black liquid eyeliner to make everything pop.
This is the final look with just my camera phone and my house lighting. It’s ok.
This is the final look with my black background, my professional camera, and studio lighting.
I made a time lapse video so you guys can see this look come to life:
I love love love how this turned out. Let me know what you think of this look in the comments.
And… Help me pick my next challenge!! Leave me your ideas in the comment section, and I will pick one of your suggestions to do next.
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