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Offline Eli_Freysson

Face paint
« on: July 11, 2016, 12:52:04 AM »
I'm talking to my cover artist again, and working on my detailed description of what I have in mind this time. One thing I'm having a slight problem with is the facepaint I want a character to sport. I have found google images of four styles that I rather like, but I would appreciate some opinions.

(the paint I have in mind is crimson, these are just the styles)

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/d3/aa/9f/d3aa9fd665c52950ca3387d448b20def.jpg
(minus that part on the forehead)

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/04/8f/ef/048fef86de4681494583919f1a6d6d66.jpg

http://wow.zamimg.com/uploads/screenshots/normal/406387.jpg

http://pretty.fm/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/10979528_1558395591103364_1717466205_n.jpg

Any thoughts?
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Re: Face paint
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 01:34:25 AM »
I like the one that says "Jordan Hanz". It looks a bit like tears, and carries more emotion for me.
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Re: Face paint
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 04:04:12 AM »
I like both first and last, because strong clear marking but leaving face still distinct. Agree w Jmack re tears but also like arrow over nose saying "Here I am. Look at me."
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Re: Face paint
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 08:11:40 AM »
I like both first and last, because strong clear marking but leaving face still distinct. Agree w Jmack re tears but also like arrow over nose saying "Here I am. Look at me."
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Offline CameronJohnston

Re: Face paint
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 09:04:19 AM »
First (minus the arrow) and fourth for me.
That first image makes me think of the face paint on 2000ad's Slaine :)

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Re: Face paint
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2016, 02:52:31 PM »
Alright, I guess my instincts were right. I'm going with the fourth style. Thanks guys.

Now... any suggestions on how to describe it in prose? My English is overall good, but there are a few small holes in it.

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