Sam Spratt’s HOLIDAY EXPRESS Portrait Contest/Custom Portrait Giveaway!
It’s back. As thanks to you for following me here, As usual—I am giving one of you the chance to win a custom portrait from me. Free, no strings attached—it’s the holiday season so you may want to sacrifice your win to give someone you feel nice things towards something unique. The rules have slightly changed though so read on:
What You Get:
A Web-resolution (1100 pixel) custom portrait, tailored to your most bizarre of requests. You can get a very traditional portrait done or as outlandish as you can dream—so long as it remains in the portrait format. Zombies, Hipsters, Pirates, Ninjas, Superheroes, Robots, etc. are all fair-game themes in which you can have yourself transmogrified in painted form. Want to let me have free reign? That works too, but I want to make something unique for you.
How to Enter:
1. FACEBOOK: Simply comment on the facebook post at: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2156171140079&set=a.1389923864376.2051961.1120470458&type=1&theater
2. TWITTER: Follow http://twitter.com/#!/SamSpratt and tweet the following phrase verbatim on twitter:
“Entering to win a custom portrait #painting from @samspratt’s holiday contest! https://www.facebook.com/sam.spratt #samspratt”
This also counts as an entry.
3. TUMBLR: Just reblog this post!
How to Increase Your Odds:
Click the share button on the facebook image post (you will see “like” “comment” and “share” directly beneath the image)
(If you enter all 4 ways, you will have 4x the odds of winning)
How long this will last:
This is called the holiday EXPRESS contest for a reason. I’m keeping this open for 4 days only and then getting the portrait ready and done so that in case you celebrate the holidays, you have it in time.
You all are the best! Good luck and thanks again to all who follow my little slice of artwork on the web.
NOTE: You must be a follower or subscriber at the time of the win.
Today, my friend Alicia was scheduled to perform at a concert, so I did her makeup for the event and filmed it, resulting in a tutorial, which will be uploaded on my YouTube channel as soon as I’m done editing the footage.
This time of year, you can wear this look to a holiday party, as it evokes the spirit of the season with its smoky and sparkly sugar plum eyes paired with vibrant red lips. By all means though, feel free to wear it for special occasions anytime else if you really like it, since wintertime doesn’t have a monopoly on makeup like this.
I’ll be back with the link to the video if you want to see it. ;)
UPDATE on December 5th, 2011: The video is now uploaded at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHHKcY5FnBE
A terracotta bust of Madame du Barry circa 1771 by Jean Baptiste Lemoyne. This was a study for a (now lost) marble portrait of du Barry.
If you follow my makeup videos and have been waiting for a new one, I uploaded a rockabilly-inspired tutorial today—well, technically yesterday now—on my YouTube channel.
Alicia, who’s been in a few of my other videos, is back for this look with its 1950s retro vibe. The blue eyeshadow and vibrant red lipstick combo might be too much for you if your tastes are on the conservative side (in which case, you can simply replace the blue with something neutral), but otherwise this makeup can be fun to play dress up with. Pair it with the appropriate hairstyle and outfit of your choice, and you can wear it as part of a themed look to a party or enjoyable night out with friends.
If you want to see the tutorial, click HERE.
Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country (via roger—waters)
…making makeup tutorials.
At least when I roll my sleeves up to share my art with you again, I’ll be so inspired I’ll be bursting with excitement, hahaha!
I hope your week has gotten off to a great start!
Jirka Väätäinen, finnish student of Graphic Design, decided to bring alive some Disney characters through photo manipulation. They look incredibly amazing and definitely real! Check out his blog: http://jirkavinse.wordpress.com/