Halloween Half Skull by Linnéa

"Halloween Half Skull"

A classic skull that works perfect for all kids, and not just for Halloween! It can be done very quickly but still gives the child that wow factor. 

Step 1: Base.

Cover half face with a glycerin based white paint, like FAB/Superstar, and a half moon sponge. Use the other side of the sponge for the black. Use a glycerin based paint here as well to make it easier to blend. 


Step 2: Linework.

Use a #3 round brush and create the teeth and make the shape of the eye, nose and cheek better and add some lines from the eye and up.



Step 3: Blending and teeths.

Take your dry blending brush and moisture it slightly with a wet wipe. Start blending the lines, eyes and nose. Blend the cheek, and pay attention to the little line I painted just on top of the hole. Paint a little line around the eye with your blending brush. Fill in the teeths with waxy white and a #3 round brush. Blend the teeths in the same direction as the pointy end. A little tip; if you want a more pirate look you can paint one teeth with gold paint and just add a bandana. 


 Step 4: Highlights, cracks and blood.

Add some cracks using a #1 round brush and FAB/Superstar "Black". Put some highlights on the "brow" and at the cheek using waxy white from Diamond FX and a #3 round brush. Take some red colour and make the consistency a bit more watery and paint on the middle of the face with a #3 round brush and make it look messy with your finger. Use a business card to spray the blood with the brush for a bloody finish. 

And your half skull is done! Happy painting!


Products used:

FAB/Superstar "White"

FAB/Superstar "Black"

FAB/Superstar "Rusty" (sub "Rage")

Diamond FX "White"

Tools used:

Half Moon Sponge from Wicked

Loew Cornell 795 Round #3, #1

Cameleon Blending brush

Business card


Hi! My name is Linnéa and I live in the south part of Sweden with my husband and two children. 

I started to face paint in 2016, and I am now a certified face painter from Olga Murasev´s International Face Painting School. 

I really love everything about this industry, and I like to challenge myself and keep on growing as an artist.

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