Sunday, June 10, 2012

Midterm/Elína the Fearsome

Stage makeup midterm assignment: create a character combining skills learned in units 1-5. Include full face photo, left side shot, and right side shot. Write a character story explaining decisions made in makeup choices. 

Character story (please ignore historical and other inaccuracies... I was just trying to have some fun with the assignment):

"Elína the Fearsome (Elína Björnsdottir) gained unprecedented power at the age of 15 in 997 by killing her father, Olaf the Victorious, who happened to be a king in what is now Sweden. She walked away from the fight with only a vertical slice down her lips and her father’s mighty sword, covered in his own blood. Though only a young woman, her ruthlessness allowed her to easily lay claim to her father’s territory in Uppland and nearby provinces. As a Viking queen, she led her loyal followers to be the terror of all of Svealand, and even parts of Norrland and Götaland. Now at the age of 23, a rough life, in a rough time and place, really show in the lines on her face. She currently wears a hideous black eye, the product of a punch thrown in a fight brought on by a fool making a snide comment about her short stature. Her bruise will fade with a bit of time but sadly for the fool, the tongue she cut from his mouth will never grow back."

And now Mary the Vain must post 3 pictures in which I don't look quite so awful for balance:

Other assignments I didn't post because getting it done was a higher priority than blogging about it:
Sunburn/scratches/very slight black eye 
2D sculpting

Now Mary the Cancerous needs to get some reading done for Statistics before chemo tomorrow.


  1. WOW! The top ones almost look like paintings

    1. I almost didn't want to post the pictures because I look so creepy! haha

  2. She cut off the guys tongue? I shudder to think what else she might cut off if provoked.

  3. You continue to amaze me with your talents!! Painting, Makeup, Wordsmith.... I love you, Mary!
    So glad that you posted your own photos to balance the theatrical ones... :)