As promised/threatened, I've put together another facial features tutorial. This one deals with a mouth, obviously, and it's mine. Wanting to paint glossy, slightly parted bright lips, I contacted Tyler and Natalie earlier this week to see if they had any just lying around. They didn't--strangely, all of their female photography subjects seem to opt for matte or nude lips. And I didn't want to bother my sister, who is the queen of the bright, glossy lip. She's already done so much for me regarding the start-up of this YouTube channel, and anyway I have big plans for her later on in this series.
But I have a camera, and I've been told that I have a pretty mouth once or twice.
I put on the lipstick color that is currently defining my summer (Estee Lauder's All-Day Lipstick in Rich and Rosy). Surrounded by three skeptical cats and feeling incredibly stupid, I took a bunch of mouth-selfies by the living room windows. After a few dozen attempts, I settled on the one photo that didn't make me look like a complete mouth-breather and set to work painting it the next day.
This painting was a bit smaller than last week's eye and only took 90 minutes to paint, including a bit of drying time. Taking the advice of Poof and a couple of other people, I broke down and made an actual appearance with my face and everything at the beginning (please note the squirrel outside my window), and I recorded an audio narration to accompany the video. Therefore you will hear my voice in this one. You will hear my voice a whole lot. And let's see a show of hands: how many people are creeped out by the sound of their recorded voices?
ALL OF US.
Ho boy. Here we go. Please put this thing on mute if you can't take it, but make sure you watch until the end because you will see Bun luxuriating in the summer sun, belly pointed skyward. Video MVP.
Oh, and would you like my big fat mouth on your walls? No need to feel weird. Click this.Read about that here, and wish Jeff and me luck in transporting 36 paintings from our house to the gallery on Thursday.