Friday, February 25, 2011

A Different Perspective

Fair warning, the following post has nothing to do about make up but everything to do with my artistic journey.  I thought it was really important to gain a different perspective for my brushes.  I wanted to learn how to be more abstract, which really meant for me learning to let go and trusting my creative instincts a little more.  I could have easily taken more courses or seminars with other professionals make up artists, but I wanted to step out of my box and gain a new perspective on something similar to what I do, basically a different approach to my craft. This lead me to oil painting.

After much consideration and the persuasiveness of my best friend Anita, I decided to post what I've painted so far.  My hesitations steam from the fact that I am not the best drawer in the world; unless I am drawing stick figures, I'm a champ! lol... Seriously, at work I refuse to draw when we play our version of Pictionary, I rather guest and save myself from the embarrassment.  Anywho, the paintings I am posting are basically exercises I've done in class, so please be gentle hehe.

On a side note, it's incredible how similar the approaches are and how a lot of the skills I am learning through these classes are transferable to make up application too. Everything from the tools I use to colour control or even blending are continuously used to paint up a master piece, just on different canvases.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bombshell Beauty!

Now that Valentine's day is out of the way and Isabella of Ella Photography officially released some of the pics from the Boudoir Shoot, I can officially share a few tricks with you lovely people!!

Photos by  Ella Photography