[[aw shoot. i just done remembered a thing and now i’m having not-quite-sadfeels. thinking about.. that bit of chatRP awhile ago that happened with springs and patina and notasracyjon and the rv. i mean. the jon was just out there, man. wandering. got picked up by a buncha bots in a bus. i didn’t really think much of it at the time. thought it seemed kind of weird. but it was absurdly in-character. u_u]]
I wish I’d remembered to get a nice close-up photo of the makeup from the beginning of the day at Ohayocon 2014, this was at the end and it wasn’t its best. Also phone-mirror-selfies suck.
Anyway, I tried to add a little detail in shading the “canvas” in the eyes, cheeks, and neck, and also tried dripping a little of the brown down from under the cutaways and screws to make it look like slightly rusted iron. I couldn’t find my powder brush when applying the silver, so it kinda came on a little strong.
Got in costume last night, for reference pictures… At least, what costume I have already. Still missing the corset; hoping it’ll be a lot better cohesively once that’s finished. Also these pictures are horrible awful quality because I need a tripod. And a backdrop. I still might want to get a different blouse, because of how the collar absolutely does NOT work with a bow tie. Also maybe different pants? Not sure. Suggestions are welcome. Still seeing if I can find some giant springs to replace the shoddy paint-job heels with.
I also took the makeup for a whirl, did some experimenting. The grease paint was easy enough to put on, and the eyeliner pencil went right on over top of that. The silver powder went on EVERYTHING and covered up the paint to where you couldn’t see it. How the heck does David get it so neat?!? I might see if I can find the translucent powder instead, and maybe just mix in a little bit of the silver with that? I don’t think I want silver over top of the brown bellows stripes!
I also kinda tried mixing the grey paint WITH the silver powder, which did make for a rather neat iron effect… But isn’t the point of putting powder on to keep the paint from… I dunno, smearing? Would it still work like that?