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nannaia:

Painted Eyebrow Trends in Tang Dynasty

This is a chart showing different eyebrow trends in the Tang Dynasty. It’s based on a chart in Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei and Gao Chunming (2004), on pg 37. I wanted to create a chart that had the eyebrows on faces.

Interesting notes

"Women of the Tang Dynasty paid particular attention to facial appearance, and the application of powder or even rouge was common practice. Some women’s foreheads were painted dark yellow and the dai (a kind of dark blue pigment) was used to paint their eyebrows into different shapes that were called dai mei(painted eyebrows) in general. There were literally a dozen ways to pait the eyebrows and between the brows there was a colourful decoration called hua dian, which was made of specks of gold, silver and emerald feather.” (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)

"…during the years of Yuanho in the reign of Xuanzong the system of costumes changed, and women no longer applied red powder to their faces; instead, they used only black ointment for their lips and made their eyebrows like like the Chinese character ‘’." (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)

The black lipstick style “was called the ‘weeping makeup’ or ‘tears makeup’.” (Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei, 37)

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ziggyzagz:

OKAY!! SO I’ve gotten a couple asks about expressions. This is so sloppy and hastily done that I hope you can read my writing and that any of it makes sense?? FIRST OF ALL THIS IS NOT A GUIDELINE It is me giving to you some of my knowledge about how I do expressions. THERE IS NO FORMULA TO IT. EXAGGERATE. EXPERIMENT.   Look in the mirror, play with your face, make silly expressions! It’s fun, and you learn a lot through observation. SO PLEASE THIS IS PROBABLY VERY INACCURATE and I’m betting I’m missing some very important points, BUT HERE YOU GO. I sincerely hope I have helped you through your block!!

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Filed under Anatomy Anatomy tutorial Tutorial tutorials expression expression tutorial facial anatomy facial anatomy tutorial face

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ziggyzagz:

OKAY!! SO I’ve gotten a couple asks about expressions. This is so sloppy and hastily done that I hope you can read my writing and that any of it makes sense?? FIRST OF ALL THIS IS NOT A GUIDELINE It is me giving to you some of my knowledge about how I do expressions. THERE IS NO FORMULA TO IT. EXAGGERATE. EXPERIMENT.   Look in the mirror, play with your face, make silly expressions! It’s fun, and you learn a lot through observation. SO PLEASE THIS IS PROBABLY VERY INACCURATE and I’m betting I’m missing some very important points, BUT HERE YOU GO. I sincerely hope I have helped you through your block!!

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Filed under Anatomy Anatomy tutorial Tutorial tutorials face facial anatomy facial anatomy tutorial face tutorial

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tordles:

becoming-a-drag-queen:

How to contour and highlight your face!
Here is an image I found on where natural highlights are on men and women, a perfect reference for beginning drag kings and queens like me. 

guys this is a lifesaver for cosplay! espECIALLY if you’re doing troll/painted up cosplay and want to blend to make your features actually stand out no matter what gender the character you’re cosplaying is

tordles:

becoming-a-drag-queen:

How to contour and highlight your face!


Here is an image I found on where natural highlights are on men and women, a perfect reference for beginning drag kings and queens like me. 

guys this is a lifesaver for cosplay! espECIALLY if you’re doing troll/painted up cosplay and want to blend to make your features actually stand out no matter what gender the character you’re cosplaying is

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Filed under men women male female contour face faces shading light shadows