What you’ll need:
- Black Face Paint
- Orange Face Paint
- Red Face Paint
- Black Eyeliner Pencil
- Large Brush or Makeup Sponge
- Small Brush
- Setting Powder
- Powder Brush
Using the black eyeliner pencil draw the outline of Mr. Monkey’s face.
Using a small brush and the orange paint make short lines around the outside of the black outline to represent Mr. Monkey’s orange hair. Set those with the setting powder making sure to press the powder into the makeup not brush so you don’t smudge anything. Then with the small brush again block out your orange lines with black paint to make it easier to paint around them later.
With red paint draw and colour in Mr. Monkey’s nose.
Using a sponge or large brush paint the middle section orange. You can switch to a small brush around the edges to get a cleaner line.
With a small brush carefully fill in the outer section with black paint around all the orange lines.
Finally, add a line of black across the top eyelids and colour in the lips as well. Set everything with setting powder.
Add a banana and you’ve got a monkey on your hands!
Emily Jewer is a Halifax based photographer. Her company MJ Photographics specializes in portraiture, occasionally working with families and couples, but mainly focussing on headshots for performers of all kinds including many kid and teen actors in the region. Emily is also a theatre artist, working as an actor, stage manager and director on many Halifax productions. She works with kids at Neptune Theatre School and as a child supervisor for kids onstage in professional theatre productions.
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