I mentioned in a previous post that I am trying to re-create this photo of myself from the 80's. The face has been giving me trouble. I didn't think teeth would be such a problem but I was having a lot of trouble with the teeth and the nose. The latest version, the best comment I heard was "At least it isn't quite as scary now!"
Today I took a different approach. I decided to try to paint the face rather than piece it with fabric. I have Bonnie McCaffery's DVD called Painted Face for Beginners and was honestly a little afraid to try because I was sure it would be a disaster. I should have known better, I love Bonnie's vid-casts so why wouldn't her explanations for painting be just as clear. She breaks the process down into small steps and before you know it you have a face. Here are a few of the photos I took along the way.