Freaky Face Paint
July 5, 2008 7:55 AM   Subscribe

Face + Paint = ! Astonishing effects using the human face as canvas.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy (28 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite



(runs from room)
posted by pjern at 8:02 AM on July 5, 2008 [1 favorite]

NSFW ads. Also sincerely disturbing (but well-done) faces
posted by yhbc at 8:12 AM on July 5, 2008

*follows pjern at a clip*
posted by sixswitch at 8:19 AM on July 5, 2008

I was expecting fans of sports teams with well done face-painting on them, but I got something really freaky instead. I'd like to see this guy show up at a Packers-Bears football game with the multiple faces painted on his face.
posted by NoMich at 8:22 AM on July 5, 2008

But do any of these people like turtles?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:22 AM on July 5, 2008 [1 favorite]

posted by pyrex at 8:22 AM on July 5, 2008

Neat! :)

But done up this way he might run the risk of getting detasseled....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:26 AM on July 5, 2008

I really like the pineapple head. Some of the others, not so much. But something about the pineapple one made me laugh.

(Ads? You mean there are people who are not yet running ad-blocking software?)
posted by Forktine at 8:31 AM on July 5, 2008

Ayah! I... don't like that.

But seriously, wow.
posted by ifthe21stcentury at 8:43 AM on July 5, 2008

"Nugget Boy", (Paramount Pictures, 2008) with its compelling eco-storyline (rogue ethynol farmers hatch plan to cut production, corner lucrative Hybrid market) and extensive tie-ins (Jiffy-Pop Korn Kola sweeps among early vegan-soda adopters) was supposed to be THE summer feel-good Movie Event of The Year.
Louie Anderson's heartfelt portrayal of the title character, replete with his famous "But the cat will lick the butter" monologue, did not score well with test audiences.
Director Joel Schumaker could not be reached for comment.
posted by Dizzy at 8:43 AM on July 5, 2008

I really wanted that to be as gross and scary and disturbing as the first few comments lead me to believe. not so much. ninnys.
posted by Jeremy at 8:44 AM on July 5, 2008

Those were great. I especially liked the gumball machine and the ear of corn. Some of them made me search for a few seconds to find the actual face.
posted by Nedroid at 8:49 AM on July 5, 2008

These are good.

I was hoping to see one of my favourites, but instead you can see it here, about a quarter of the way down the page (the fish faces).
posted by teem at 8:54 AM on July 5, 2008

the paint job seems rather amateurish to say the least. plus you shouldn't be allowed to use add-ons, like the lettuce, and the bird beak. stay pure to your art!
posted by billybobtoo at 8:59 AM on July 5, 2008

Yeah, which is the gross one?
posted by DU at 8:59 AM on July 5, 2008

dog picture FTW
posted by arnicae at 9:05 AM on July 5, 2008

How could you go as far as to get your mouth painted up as a dog's asshole and not be spitting out chewed up wad of Tootsie Rolls in the picture?
posted by The Straightener at 9:13 AM on July 5, 2008

nice. best of web.
posted by 3.2.3 at 9:40 AM on July 5, 2008

"You mean I could've just used paint?!" Zombie boy hits himself on his forehead.
posted by eye of newt at 9:42 AM on July 5, 2008 [5 favorites]

Really neat. I like the "head as canvas" approach a lot, and particularly like that he sticks with having it look like any other painting, only dimensional.

The ones with added bits were particularly inventive, and I wish I'd see more of this type of thing during Halloween, definitely.
posted by batmonkey at 10:10 AM on July 5, 2008

I bet it burns like heck to remove all that gunk.
posted by doctorschlock at 10:38 AM on July 5, 2008

Yeah, but good luck to him trying to find a job. Maybe he can telecommute.
posted by Dave Faris at 11:41 AM on July 5, 2008

I see what you did there.
posted by Null Pointer and the Exceptions at 12:04 PM on July 5, 2008


It would be great to see a few seconds of Flickr video of his two-faced creations blinking.

Would favorite again.
posted by Tube at 12:20 PM on July 5, 2008

Guido Daniele has done some pretty amazing stuff too.

This page is SFW, but some of his more, uh, advanced body painting is not.
posted by OrangeDrink at 12:54 PM on July 5, 2008

I don't get the last one - it's kinda out of place in that it's much less elaborate than the others. Anyway: his face is green and he's covered in lettuce. What is he - a lettuce?
posted by forallmankind at 4:23 PM on July 5, 2008

Is this technically called "tromp l'oeil" when it's on people's faces/bodies? I have always enjoyed- and considered the best example of this that I've seen- the 12 calendar months painted by Timna Woollard in the 1990 movie "Where the Heart Is" (not remotely to be confused with the Natalie Portman/Ashley Judd 2000 film of the same name).
posted by hincandenza at 5:48 PM on July 5, 2008

But something about the pineapple one made me laugh.

For me, it was the sudden realization that, without knowing it, I've always wondered what a surprised pineapple would look like. Now I know.

dog picture FTW

I strongly suspect that one would be far more disturbing if done as a video and not a static image. Him talking whilst wearing that makeup would create a visual that would be hard to scrub from one's mind.
posted by quin at 10:19 AM on July 7, 2008

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