As I promised – My very first face-chart tutorial is ready to watch on my You Tube channel …few more face charts would be recorded in this month 🙂
To all who hasn’t read my earlier post – full info about creating my DIY face charts:
My very first charts are made on standard printing paper, templates draw by marker – not perfect – weak paper…poor final effect… Unfortunately my budget wasn’t enough big to buy regularly proper face charts… A4 size face charts roughly cost £10-15/30-35 sheets – hm…. is maybe neither extremely high but nor ether the cheapest. So you can always buy Pro Face Charts …or get best paper and make it your own…NOTE: For my sketch pad I paid roughly £1.40-2.70/20 sheets
My paper is lightly textured, yellow tinted if compared to white printing paper …most products sets good on the surface. I have few different face chart templates downloaded from Google search engine – currently I print it on my inject printer.
In my opinion brushes aren’t always best tool on blending on this paper so I use mostly my fingers and smudging sponge tip. I use tip end that left after my old Clinique pencil – but on sale are also proper sponge smudge – brushes. I prepared set that includes: cheap face powder; sponges; sponge tip smudge tool – that are only used for making my face chart. I am not use it on clients.
Sanitizing and cleaning of hands, tools – prior, during making face charts, when changing products, colours – is a must have! It also helps to make a face chart spot clean. Normally if I do make-up – I use Royal and Langnickel silk smudge tip brush. After finish I always sanitize and wipe off top layer of all my eye-shadows, powders, blushes or bronzers, that I used.
Eyelashes and lines done by black permanent marker on the video – but for eyelashes and lines could be better to use gel pen or thin shaped tip permanent markers.
It’s not perfection – I have seen many fantastic face charts drawn by few amazing artists – but It’s fast, cheaper and enough to let me create the look, polish details and save the look that I created in my head…
Some ideas are temporary and cannot be saved permanently on paper – eg. crystals, glitters, flowers. Additional details just for taking the photos… one of the reason is that some details are limited and expensive, so want to save it and use on my model afterwards… TIP: If you want to apply some stickers on and get use it after on your model – put your face chart into A4 plastic sleeve – so you can stick it on to 🙂
And if even I get waste few face charts – I would not cry over that…
(during recording I realized that I tend to move face chart bout 90 degrees left – so on new video will remember about moving my camera to different place 🙂 )