Thursday, October 21

Look of the Month :: Fall 2010 :: October

“You will enjoy pleasures of life to the highest degree and will share them.” - Fortune Cookie

Isn’t that lovely? That was the fortune I received from my cookie yesterday when I went out for wonton soup and fried rice at one of my favorite Chinese food restaurant in the Bay Area. Strangely enough, I've been feeling that way recently. In a way, I've been trying to feel that way all of my life, never really thinking that I would get there. But I have, and most of the time I was looking in the wrong direction. I find that the more I just slow down, and enjoy the moment, I can really truly enjoy life.

That being said, I have been very inspired by fashion and makeup as of late and over the past year or so have been getting really involved in the art. It was always something that as a concept artist was very important to stay on top of. Being knowledgeable about fashion & makeup keeps one sharp from a design standpoint and helps to strengthen their work. Current and appealing trends always evolve, and if you are doing characters, sometimes they have to change with the times as well.

Makeup artistry, in all forms, has been a new creative outlet for me. I have been studying it all: Everything from beauty, glamour, runway, editorial, theatrical, and special effects. That being said, I'm going to start expressing myself more through this form of art here on the blog.

I have decided to create something called the Look of the Month in which I will do digital face charts of current makeup looks that reflect the recent trends rushing through the season. These looks are ever evolving and that is what's so brilliant about them.

The current look is:
O C T O B E R  2 0 1 0


Color trends for this month:
Navy, mauve, muted chartreuse, taupe, and silver

Current motivation for the look:
British style, California in the cold, and hanging out with loved ones

Please feel free to express yourself as well! Share links, tips, or any other suggestions in the comments. I would love to hear from you.

 xoxo,
~Claudia

Friday, October 15

Video Feature: Interview with Stephen Fry

I absolutely love this video and wanted to pass it on. It's incredibly moving and inspiring. Well done to Stephen and Peter.


Beautiful, isn't it.
~Claudia

Thursday, October 14

Link: Ocarina of Time

Best Game EVER!

I got sidetracked when I was replying to comments, and drew this with DeviantArt's Muro. It was just for fun, and I created it without reference. It doesn't surprise me that I know him so well.

Monday, October 11

This or That Tag


A cute tag from Elle.

This or That? Which one out of these categories would you pick?! Warning: EXTREMELY GIRLIE!
All answers are in BOLD.

Makeup:
blush or bronzer
lip gloss or lipstick
eye liner or mascara
foundation or concealer
neutral
or color eye shadow
pressed or loose eye shadows
brushes or sponges

Nails:
OPI or China Glaze
Long or short
Acrylic or natural
Brights
or darks
Flower or no flower

Body:
perfume or body splash
lotion or body butter
body wash or soap
lush or other bath company

Fashion:
jeans or sweat pants
long sleeve of short
dresses or skirts
stripes or plaid
flip flops or sandals
scarves or hats
studs or dangly earrings
necklaces or bracelets
heels or flats
cowboy boots or riding boots
jacket or hoodie
Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe
Abercombie or Hollister - Neither: H&M
Saks 5th or Nordstrom

Hair:
curly or straight - Neither: Wavy
bun or ponytail
bobby pins or butterfly clips
hair spray or gel
long or short
light or dark
side sweep bangs or full bangs
up or down

Random:
Rain or shine
Summer
or winter
Fall or spring
Chocolate or vanilla
East coast or west coast

Anyone that wants to do this, please go ahead. 
Leave a link for me if you do! I would love to see them all.

Cheers,
~Claudia

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