The Fifth Annual Halloween Competition
is going on at the Alt1tude Forums. I was lucky to win the last two years. This year, one of the prizes is the new Bremont NATO strap...and stickers. I love stickers...and straps.
My entry this year is propeller arms. One day while staring at my watch, I noticed that the propellers in the Bremont logo kinda looks like two arms coming together.
|Original sketch of propeller arm idea|
Most of the photos were taken through a mirror, photos of me were taken by my wife. Obviously, my hands are occupied during this process and could not operate a camera.
|Standing in front of mirror, testing out the concept|
Next step is to get some paint or make up. Yes, another painted submission. Funny thing is, I am not much of a painter.
|Halloween make up|
I got a few packs of Halloween make up and some brushes, pencils, and sponges. I ended up only using the sponges.
|Laying out the artwork|
I used an eyeliner pencil to layout the artwork. For normal people, they would have to prepare their arms, possibly by trimming or shaving their arms. Lucky for me, I am a freak of nature and have (virtually) no hair on my arms.
|Sponging on the white|
First paint to go on is the white. The idea is any mistakes can be covered by the black later.
I painted most of the arm, wrist, and back of hands. This leaves the fingers last so paint would not contaminate the sponge. Once most of the white is done, I move on to the black.
|Laying on the black|
The black I got was not as opaque as the white, so applying and blending was more involved. Lots of dabbing and blotting
|Working with a mirror|
As with my first entry, working in the mirror is the hardest part. Sometimes I have to flip the image in my head before applying it to myself. Also, I stumbled with where I was in relation to my reflection.
The last parts were the hands. I left unseen areas unpainted. Also, I should have worn a black shirt and not an Underdog shirt.
|All that for this one shot|
After two hours of dipping and blending, we did a quick photo shoot. Other than holding still, the hardest part was trying to hold my arms and hands at the right angle and shape of the Bremont propellers.
Okay, obviously, I could not include one of my Bremont watches in the the shot. Hopefully, I get a pass. Entry submitted and hoping to get at least a sticker...perhaps a NATO strap.
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