I'm currently in sunny Sydney (shock horror the sun actually does shine in Australia!) working on a new film by director/writer John Duigan. The script is great and everyone involved is absolutely lovely - plus I think I may be falling for Sydney, its really wonderful to be back in a great big sprawling metropolis :)
I've been shopping around topping up my kit for this project and would like to recommend professional make up store 'Make up and Glow' to any Australia based artists. They have been an absolute delight to do business with over the past couple of weeks - always reply to any queries promptly, have good deals on their products, offer a professional discount to make up artists and are always quick to put your orders in the post! In fact a couple weeks ago I made an order from them and another from a company in Sydney, and despite the fact that Make up and Glow are all the way up on the Gold Coast my order from them arrived two days before the other which is only on the other side of the city! Visit their online store here www.makeupandglow.com.au
I'm still absolutely loving the Flickr group 'My Face is my Canvas' and think the creator should give themselves a great big pat on the back. This weeks challenge was to emulate a piece by the awesome Illamasqua creative director and make up artist Alex Box - a giant inspiration of mine, that lady is just so damn talented! Here's a photo of her work followed by a bit of self face paint inspired by it:
Bill Turpin is an absolutely amazing prosthetics artist whose work I stumbled across a few years ago in an issue of 125. Having just come across the magazine again I looked him up and am completely blown away by his work - not only is it technically brilliant but the images are so visually rich and interesting. Check out his website and see for yourself: www.billturpin.com
2011 is upon us and its going to be a magnificent year full of magic and exploration and of course lots and lots of painting people :)
Things have been a little slow on the make-up front recently - have been trying to do the markets, however the vast quantity of rain that unleashes itself on my head whenever I step outside has proved to be a little counter productive when it comes to face paint...however its encouraging a very friendly relationship with the sewing machine which is spurring me on to the creation on a new 'Craft' gallery which should be making its debut in a couple of weeks. I will also be creating a new gallery dedicated to kids facepaint as I seem to be doing rather a lot of that recently!
I've recently discovered a marvelous group on Flickr called 'My Face is my Canvas' which posts a different themed emulation challenge each week. This I think is a wonderful idea and it has gotten me rather excited! Here is my entry for this weeks theme: lines.