Friday, January 7, 2011

Some Art I'd Like to Share

Hey Everyone!
As well as makeup, I really like fine arts and right now I'm in my first year of the IB Art Program. I really love the program so far as it allows you to explore whatever you want in art and go in your own unique direction with it. As far as art goes, I enjoy making kinds of pieces that are somewhat on opposite ends; I love drawing closeups of objects (particularly chromatic ones) and making them look very realistic, and then I also love painting very simple shapes in bright, intense colors, together so that they form a pattern. In terms of in-between those two levels of abstraction, I guess you could call them, I don't really like much else, just the most abstract, simple forms of color and illustrative drawings.
For my IB art collection, I'm going with the "theme" of color and pattern, while doing the detailed drawings on the side.

That said, onto what I wanted to show you!
The first three photos are some of the drawings I've done (of makeup) and the last two are of pieces that more pertain to color and pattern.

This is a big drawing, done with colored pencils, of the tip of a lipstick tube held by my fingers. I drew this from one of the pictures I had taken for the big Maybelline lipstick post below.

This is a drawing of my bottle of Zoya's Happi. (This was done with oil pastels for a class assignment early on, so it's not my usual style, but I think it still captures the duochrome color well)
This is a drawing of China Glaze's Millenium nail polish, done with colored pencils.
This is my IB art notebook, which I have covered with a big spiral of nail polish dots ordered in a repeating rainbow pattern.
This acrylic painting is my first official IB art piece. It's a grid of intensely colored squares, in a sort of inverted checkered pattern. My camera could not capture the brightness of the colors at all, unfortunately. Aside from the pattern, the edges between the little squares and the color surrounding them seem to vibrate and the colors pop against each other because the colors are the same value and opposite each other on the color wheel (complimentary)
I know this doesn't relate to what I normally do (makeup) but I really wanted to share everything that I've been doing in my art class because it's very important to me. Also, I wanted to offer some sort of explanation, in pictures, of why I haven't had time to do very much makeup lately.
I hope you all enjoyed!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My New Year's Eve Makeup

Happy New Year Everyone!
I just wanted to share the makeup look that I had on last night to go to Central Park for the New Year's fireworks. I was looking to capture fireworks in my makeup, so I thought what better way than with glitter? In person, the glitter worked really well, but unfortunately, cameras have a hard time capturing what glitter looks like, so it's definitely not as apparent or lively in the pictures.
(the first few pictures are of the makeup BEFORE any glitter was added)
What I used:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- MAC Amber Lights Eyeshadow
- Maybelline 8 eyeshadow palette in Sunbaked Neutrals (I used the dark brown and copper in the lower left hand corner of the palette)
- Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Brown and blackest black
- Cargo Lash Activator Mascara
- Gold Glitter from a crafts store, applied over wet eyeshadow base along the brow bone