I seem to keep things in my long-term goal pile for years until one day something just clicks and they work. Easily, with hardly any effort, as though this was the day they was supposed to happen and that’s why they didn’t make sense any of the times I had considered them before.
Self-portraits are one of these things. The idea first occurred to me about 6 years ago but whenever I thought about trying it (or even set up the self-timer as an experiment) it just never seemed right. Until last week.
I had been sent some new pieces of body jewellery and decided to present it on a series of beauty portraits in different colour schemes.
The first one I tried features dark red eyeshadow and a nude lip (which I never wear out due to my lips being naturally darker).
Blackline captive ball septum ring, jeweled labret ball by bodyjewelrypiercing.com
tragus ring with star, small jewelled labret balls bodyjewelleryshop.com
Chainmail necklace: Richard Ayres
For the second look, I opted for a classic cat eye and dark red red lip, using my favroutite Dior lip gloss and pencil.
small blackline internally threaded gem, black wooden plug, crystal ball septum ring: bodyjewelleryshop.com
internally threaded star: bodyjewelrypiercing.com
For the final look I used soft peach and gold hues to create a glowing complexion.
Smooth segment septum ring and large crystal labret ball: bodyjewelrypiercing.com
glass plugs and small crystal labret balls. bodyjewelleryshop.com
Gold and steel dragon-scale necklace: Richard Ayres.
I think the last set is my favourite at the moment. I’d love to hear which you guys like and also if anyone has any tips for making sure the colouring remains the same accross all the images you are retouching. I’m getting more into retouching recently and this is one of the things I find most challenging.