Reptile in Disguise

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Reptile in Disguise

This reptile in disguise is so very simple, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! It comes in handy when you don’t have time for a full face design but still want to make a big impact.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Paradise in the following colors:
    1. Teal
    2. Orange
    3. Lime
    4. Black
    5. Purple
  2. Mehron Bruise Wheel
  3. Mehron Liquid Latex
  4. Scale Stencil (I used a Half Ass Stencil)
  5. Always Wicked Sponge
  6. #4 Round Brush
  7. Small Filbert Brush
  8. Q-tip

The Application:

Reptile in Disguise

Load your Always Wicked Sponge with Paradise Teal and sponge in just above the eye and on the cheekbone. Load your sponge with Paradise Orange and sponge in on the top of the cheekbone and the bottom of the face.

Reptile in Disguise

Load your sponge with Paradise Lime and grab your Scale Stencil. Begin sponging the lime green scales on each of the painted areas on the face.

Reptile in Disguise

Using your Mehron Liquid latex and a q-tip, paint latex around the edges of each painted area. You will want to be sure to avoid any areas with hair.

Reptile in Disguise

You will need to pull up the edges of the latex after it has dried to create a peeling skin effect. If you need to tack any parts back down on the face, just add a little more latex. (FYI, your model with will not enjoy this part)

Reptile in Disguise

Grab your Mehron Bruise wheel and using the black, you will add it to the inside edges of the peeled skin. Continue using the different colors from the wheel to create a degrading skin effect . I also added pink and red from the bruise wheel to the eye area to make a black eye. Load you #4 Round Brush with Paradise black and outline the scales in each section. Finally, load your #4 Round brush with Paradise purple and paint in veins around each exposed scale area and the corner of the eye.

Reptile in Disguise

You can use your filbert brush to create shading and highlights to each scale. And don’t forget lipstick to finish off the design.

You can always opt to add some blood if you are looking for a more gory impact or even some Mehron Rigid Collodion to create a shedding effect. Please share your design with us! We’d love to see your version on our Facebook page.

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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