The Thing Body Paint




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my co worker asked me to paint The Thing from Fantastic 4, so I did! I think it turned out ok. Haha. Halloween is coming! have any ideas? just let me know!

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Step 1: Outline and Base

I used my white eyeliner pencil to outline where the mouth with be and then took a yellow body paint (mehron) and filled in my face.

Step 2: Details and Brow Bone

I used a black eyeshadow (blackout from urban decay) and lightly outlined where the nose, eyebrow bone, and wrinkles will be going.
I then took a brown body paint (mehron) and went over the same lines and also started the rock shapes on my brow bone.

Step 3: Brow Bone

I then took orange body paint (mehron) and placed it on random spots for the rocks.
I grabbed different shades of brown eye shadow (bh cosmetics) and went around each rock shape.

Step 4: Shadows

keeping the same few shades of brown eye shadow I shadowed around the brow and also created some angry expressions.

Step 5: Same Steps

for the rocks on the forehead I repeated the same steps, I just made the rocks bigger.

Step 6: Random Details

I used more brown body paint to make wrinkles coming off the eyes.

Step 7: Nose

I used that same brown body paint to outline the nose, I then grabbed more brown eye shadow to shadow around the nose and make it look bigger.

Step 8: Face Rocks

the rocks on the face I did the same way as the forehead.

Step 9: Black

I took some black eyeshadow to deepen up some spots on my face

Step 10: Nose

I made more rocks the same way on my nose and under it, I just made then smaller.

Step 11: Mouth

starting off the mouth I painted it white, then I used black body paint to add the teeth lines.

Step 12: More Lines

while I had the black body paint out I outlined some more lines I felt got a little lost. (nose, eyebrows, ect) then I outlined the mouth.

Step 13: Shadowing

I took black eyeshadow and shadowed around the teeth.

Step 14: No Ears

I took black body paint I covered my ears

Step 15: Body

I used that same yellow to cover my body.

Step 16: Cracks

I made three cracks with that same brown body paint

Step 17: Details

I then used some orange body paint for color, and brown eyeshadow to shadow.

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    5 Discussions

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    2 years ago

    Wow!!! I have seen a few of your videos and you do make it look so easy but I know from painting my own face it's not that simple. The way you use the paints looks effortless, that's a true talent you have..... I G


    2 years ago

    This is fantastic. All I do is come here, or You Tube, and get blown away by your skillful results. A co-worker asks for The Thing and you produce this. Amazing.

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    2 years ago

    Do you use some special camera filters or are your eyes that blue? And I notice your finish look has richer hues and color as well. Just wondering. Interesting as usual. Thumbs Up!

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    Reply 2 years ago

    I change the lighting with the final look so you can't see the background as much. Haha. my eyes are just blue, but the colors of the paint may very depending on the lighting lol.