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Oil and Coal by sockstealingnome
Oil and Coal
I'm participating in a sci-fi themed art show that will be opening tomorrow night in Orlando, FL. I don't normally do these outside type of shows but my current lack of direction in my life has prompted me to do things outside of my comfort zone. Not big into sci-fi but I've always liked the style of steampunk so I knew I wanted to pull from that. I also wanted to do a gritty, dirty piece since the Industrial Revolution wasn't about clean technology. Experimented with masking fluid for the first time to promising results so I hope to use that for future pieces.

11.75x30 graphite, pen, watercolor paint and pencils on watercolor paper
Dee by sockstealingnome
My secret Santa gift to my coworker. I know she likes girly, pretty stuff (her words, not mine) so I figured that meant flowers. I did this because I was trying not to spend money and I ended up spending money anyway to get a frame for it. Damn...

Watercolor 11x15



Hanh Nguyen
United States
My name is Hanh Nguyen and I began drawing after having a vivid dream about a girl being held prisoner by an ancient tree. She ended up becoming my first OC and inspired me to keep drawing since. My artistic goal is to experiment and keep trying to put the images in my head to paper. My absolute favorite thing is hearing viewer feedback.

My drawing style can be summed up as semi-realistic fantasy, but really I just like to dabble in everything.

"Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself. We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless."
~Oscar Wilde
  • Listening to: Jumper by Third Eye Blind
  • Drinking: warm milk
So I've been asked to do monster makeup for people as part of a collaboration with art club. I've never done anything like this before. I don't even wear makeup most days. I went out and spent a mint on supplies, and to practice the craft and justify the cost to myself, I'm going to be doing a different makeup look each day leading up to Halloween. So here goes:


Stitched Together Mouth:
Okay I could've done better, particularly making it look more realistic but the idea was there. People did understand that I had a terrible wound held together with safety pins. Black and white eyeshadow, white eyeliner, and some fake blood made from corn syrup, water, and food coloring. I actually wore this to work, fully expecting to be told to take it off. Instead, my manager laughed and noted that it was fun. Guess that's a green light to go even crazier the rest of the week. 


Double Vision: I saw a Youtube tutorial by Promise Phan doing this look but hers was way more successful. I didn't draw my eyes in the right place, I couldn't get my lips to look realistic, and the second nose was a bust. This was frustrating to do, and I was tempted to wipe it all off and call it a failure. It also required me to put on A LOT of makeup. Maybe I'm not used to seeing that much on myself but what looked okay in my crappy lit bathroom looked like clown makeup once I got in my car. It still had the trippy effect of disarming people at least, and I had fun sticking fake eyelashes on my cheeks. 


Vampire: You can't have Halloween without vampires. I went for a Gothic look with paler skin and dark colors and the best part, fangs. I say, I think I make a very good Goth. Maybe I'll do this again when it's actually Halloween. 


Half Skull:
This stayed on surprisingly well. I had a lot of people mistake it for a mask before they realized it was my face. My coworkers are having fun seeing what I'll do next. I got myself one of those new fangled cosmetic sponge blenders and they work SO GOOD. They blended the shitty Halloween face cream beautifully. I tried fake lashes for the first time. That shit is really hard to put on. I'm definitely seeing the negative side effects to wearing this much makeup consecutively. My eyes have been particularly irritated and are constantly red. It's also eating a huge chunk of my time to put this on each morning. I don't know how other women do it. I'm in crunch mode now for this cake order so there won't be a look tomorrow. 


 This was imprecise and messy which worked fine as a furry texture. At this point, I hadn't slept since 9 AM the previous day as I worked through the night to meet a deadline. I even fell asleep for about twenty minutes while working on this makeup. Sat down to wait for the paint to dry and completely passed out. 


Pop Art: I was going for that graphic comic book style. I'm not sure I pulled it off. It's kind of hard to make yourself look 2D. 

That's it! It's been fun experimenting with makeup. I now own more makeup than I'll ever need but it's been fun. I can't see myself doing this everyday again as it took up way too much of my time but I like the confidence booster of knowing I can do makeup. Now I'm going to go back to wearing absolutely none. 

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infinessence Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! Setting up the Livestream now. :D
sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
Ugh...I'm so sorry. I had a rough day at work Sunday and when I got home, I passed out.
infinessence Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I know the feel. I had the chance to work out some technical issues with the software anyway; it got kinda sketchy after I moved computers and that took longer than expected. Wanna reschedule for another day? 
sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Yes please. What works for you? I'm off on Thursday.
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!! :heart:
sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Thank You!!!! :hug:
MariaBruggeman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the nice comment!
About the watercolour-pencils, just add little water with a small brush and experiment a lot! :)
LillyCadaver Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist… Stock used. Thank you!
Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hi Hi   :tighthug:
sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Long time no see.
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