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Face Painting in 20 Minutes
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 06:14 PM UTC
Mr Black Publications brings to our attention two videos showing a method for painting realistic faces in 20 minutes.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 09:03 AM UTC
very nice tutorial. I will watch part 2 tomorrow. Thank you for making this.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 05:18 PM UTC
Stelios, thank you for your efforts. This was very informative and very helpful for me--I'm not the best at face painting and I'm always looking for ways to improve.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 09:04 PM UTC
Nice job
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:29 PM UTC
Very informative. It would be better if they could have shown better close-ups of the head, say, when he said "check progress", show a full screen image of the head.
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 03:50 AM UTC
it was a video I may have just as well watched with my eyes closed. good information, but just a guess as to what the painter was doing.
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 04:20 AM UTC
I so appreciate these kinds of instructional videos as they are the knowledge that we all can relate to. Not to mention use. Heck, it takes me longer than twenty minutes some times just deciding what colours my figurine will end up being.
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:05 AM UTC
With you on that one Southpier. It would have been nice if I could have seen what was happening with the head. All I saw was him dabbing paint on it but it was that small I couldn't tell what colour it was or what he'd done. Great idea as my face painting really does need improving drastically but sadly I learnt nothing from the video as I couldn't see anything that was going on.
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 05:16 AM UTC
What everyone else said. Better closeups are needed. I don't really know what he did half the time, but I appreciate the tips and will try to incorporate them into my work.
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 11:23 AM UTC
And it was out of focus.
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 02:49 PM UTC
it is compltely useless,since's there's no close up view.
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 12:15 PM UTC
Echo many of the comments here. All I could see is a tiny head in the middle of the screen and a brush moving in the general vincity of the head.

I had absolutely no comprehension of what part of the head the brush was hitting nor what impact the applied colour was having.

The end result looks fantastic but Iím left with little understanding on how to reproduce myself.


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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 04:23 PM UTC
I wish my daughter could get her face painted in twenty minutes, as it is now she blocks the bathroom for a lot more than twenty minutes ......
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 09:42 PM UTC
Please go back and edit viciously for time. We don't need to actually see each bottle of paint being agitated before the process starts. Quicker, more rapid editing cuts please.

Close up photography is difficult but necessary in this case given the subject matter.

I will view again to get every possible detail from your work. Thank You.