For this Molten Skull face, you will need the following products –
Using your Sponge, apply a mixture of Orange and Red paint onto the entire face, leaving out the forehead, and eye socket areas.
Use your sponge to apply the yellow face paint in the eye socket areas and on the left side of the forehead.
Add a little bit of brown paint to the right corner of the forehead and blend this with a little bit of orange on the lower bottom of that side.
Using your sponge again, add brown paint to the temples, below the left eye socket,around the bottom right side of the nose, and a little above the chin to hollow out the face.
Now taking your Paradise Bold Round, load it with diamond FX white and form the teeth imprints by lying your brush down from the ends that are thin to thick on the upper jaw,making sure u paint this on the upper lip, and thick to thin on the lower jaw a little beneath the lower lip. As you reach the end corners of the teeth, paint two wiggly circles for the bottom dench to indicate molars.
Using your Aqualon number 1 brush, form creases above the eyebrow to give an angry effect, by actually scrunching your eyebrows and trace the lines that follow. Do this with black paint, and then add highlights with White and brown.
Add a few criss cross lines between the creases and in the corners of the forehead to highlight the skull. Paint a few black circles ( these don’t need to be neat dots ) and a few uneven white circles too.
These will make it look more animated as opposed to realistic for the overall look.
Taking your Majestic round number 3, use a mixture of yellow and white paint to add the melting drops by painting a wiggly line downwards, and ending it by pressing your brush to form a drop.Do this for the top of the right eyebrow and the centre of the nose. Using the same colours, switch to your number 1 brush and paint the outline of the skull nose, starting from the centre of the nose cartilage and ending a little above the nostrils.Make sure not to join the bottom lines of the skull nose. Paint a few circles and lines right above the skull nose.
Taking your Aqualon number 1, use yellow paint to go over (in random order) the white teeth to highlight the skull teeth.
Now switch to Black paint, continuing with your number 1 brush, and paint two lines curving out of the teeth ( on the top ). Drag this in diagonally to the bottom teeth set while adding a few black dots on the left top of the mouth area, and a few lines to highlight the bottom left of the mouth area.
Outline with black, a few wiggly melting drops from the base of the top teeth set, and then fill in with black the top layer of the skull mouth. Make sure to leave out the curved orange area which you will notice later, is the tongue.
Paint black onto the bottom part of the chin, going along the shapes of the bottom teeth, forming a curved outline of the mouth. ( Do this ONLY on one side )
Taking your number 1 brush, use black paint to outline the eye socket . Paint a black circle ensuring that the thickness is around the outer corner of the eye.
Paint a few creases from the inner corner of the black circle and the outer corner of the black circle to indicate sunken and tired eyes.Paint a curved line a little below the black circle following the same shape of the eye socket. Using the criss cross lines we earlier mentioned, paint them on the top of the black base line to depict highlights.Also outline a melting drop starting from the base line and then finally paint a black patch next to the left temple.
Continuing with Aqualon Number 1 in black, we then fill in the nose area ( this does not have to be neat as it is meant to look melty and messy ). Taking the same brush, outline the skull nose border with black, and paint a messy outline for the top part of the skull mouth. Use black paint from the right nostril till the outline of the top part of the upper teeth set while shading a bit of black in between the upper front two teeth to add highlights.
Continue the same steps in STEP 6 for the right eye socket area. Paint a black circle and thicken the edges, ensuring to paint creases from the inner and outer corners. This time, paint a thick steep eyebrow (going over your natural eyebrow) to give the skull its angry look.
Taking our Majestic round number 3, use a combination of yellow and white paint to add the melting drops – around the left eye starting from the base of the eyebrow, do this round the bottom of the right eye socket and one more a little beneath that.
Fill in the melting paint drops in the mouth area and around the left base line beneath the eye socket.
Outline the teeth with black ( continuing with Aqualon number 1 brush ) and add a tinge of brown on the corners of the teeth to highlight. Outline with black paint, the bottom part of the tongue by painting a thick curved line.
Finally, use your Majestic round number 3 loaded with black paint to outline the entire skull. This step is optional ( if you are looking to make your skull pop more ).
Paint curved around the cheek bones and bring it down to steep at the chin just outlining the natural shape of your face.
For finishing touches, just highlight the melting drops of paint with a mixture of yellow and white paint so as to make it stand out.
There you go ! Your Molten Skull Face is ready
Hope this tutorial was fun, definitely a challenge for those going in for something more unique and detailed.
Happy Painting !:)
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