Exposed Muscle Face Paint

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Exposed Muscle Face Paint

Hello everyone! I will be sharing this great skinned & exposed muscle tutorial for you to try out. While this special effect may look difficult, it’s actually a pretty easy and gory design to learn. So let’s get started!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Paradise (in the following colors)
    1. Beach Berry Red
    2. Red
    3. Black
    4. Brown
    5. White 
    6. Yellow
  2. Global Dark Blue
  3. Wolfe White
  4. Mehron Stage Blood
  5. Always Wicked Sponge
  6. #2 Round Brush
  7. Small Filbert Brush

The Apllication:

Exposed Muscle Face Paint

Load your Always Wicked Sponge with Paradise Beach Berry Red and begin sponging in the areas on one side of the face and continuing down the neck. Leaving the eye area and jaw line unpainted.

Exposed Muscle Face Paint

Using the same sponge already loaded with Paradise Red, load the tip of your sponge with Global Dark Blue to add some shading to the edges of the red. Double load your filbert brush with Paradise Yellow and Paradise White. This will give you a nice Bone color. Paint in the Jaw bone and eye bone. Don’t worry about making the bones too big, you can always paint back over the areas you don’t want seen with red and black.

Exposed Muscle Face Paint

Load your Always Wicked Sponge with Paradise Black and sponge in the eye socket. Add some black to the edge of the red and next to the bone areas to give some depth.

Exposed Muscle Face Paint

Reload your Filbert brush with Paradise Yellow and Paradise White again and begin to paint in the teeth. Double load your #2 brush with Paradise Red and Paradise Black and begin adding shadowing to the edges of the teeth. Continue with the same color and brush and paint using long strokes to begin making the muscle definition.

Exposed Muscle Face Paint

At this point  you will want to alternate layering Paradise White, Red and Black using a #2 brush to define the muscles. Use long strokes for each muscle section. Load your #2 brush with Paradise Red and add small vein lines on the bone areas.

Exposed Muscle Face Paint

Load your #2 brush with Wolfe White to add some final highlights to the muscles, bones and eye socket.

Exposed Muscle Face Paint

Load your #2 brush with Paradise Brown and paint in lines on the teeth so they can have a nice rotting look to them. And last but not least, splatter some Mehron Stage blood to the face.

Exposed Muscle Face Paint

And that’s it! The really cool thing about this design is how much you can customize it to your needs. You can add more blood, make it a full face or body paint… it’s up to you! We’d love to see your version of this design so be sure to share it with us on our Facebook page!

Remember… Live, Love, Paint!

Stacey Perry is the owner of and primary face painter for Peekaboo Faces located in Lafayette, Louisiana. Stacey also blogs for FacePaint.com


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