Sea and Sand, The Makeup Story
"Nature always provides the best combinations of colours into palettes. Take for example, the palette created by the colour of sand right next to the crystal blue of the sea, as waves lap up and over the sand. Add in the azure sky, dotted with fluffy white clouds, and you have a wonderful palette of colour to echo on your eyes, lips and skin."
About the Artist
Matthew Waitesmith has been doing makeup and hair for over 30 years. With degrees in both business and fine art, after university he realized he could paint on people, sculpt hair and have a career as a makeup/hair artist. That career allowed him to work in many major cities all around the world.
He describes his point of view as mostly graphically influenced with colour as the accent.
He likes to focus mostly on first creating graphic shapes on the face, enhancing and balancing the facial symmetry and contrasts, and then he layers colour over those foundational shapes.
His influences are natural shapes that have been infused with man-made sensibilities and refinements. He likes to see images of people that range from completely natural to a hyper realistic rendition, depending on the statement to be made or the context of the art objective.
Brushes used to achieve this Look: