Face Painting with Patterns

So … I’m out of country and that’s the main reason for the lack of updates. I really was planning on writing a different post but it’ll take longer to finish. That’s why I decided to update my blog wit this post instead.

For the past few months I experimented painting on different mediums. That includes paper cups, mugs, and my face! Because of the past few trips I wasn’t able to record a lot of videos, but I’m planning on shooting a new one with me painting my face.

Since it’s all for fun and to both experiment and develop my art skills I used cosmetics to paint patterns on my face. Some of the products I used aren’t pigmented enough for the kind of patterns I drew and the artistic effects I wanted to apply on my face.

Here are my latest attempts with the products I used:

I entered MAC’s competition with this image <3.

The one below is digitally designed using Adobe Photoshop:


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30 digital illustrations for Instagram

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Last month I decided to challenge myself on Instagram. Being a graphic designer I thought of designing new illustrations or designs for my social media platforms. After thinking about it I came up with a simple idea of uploading a character design daily for a whole month. It’s both a practice and an engaging process of letting people question whom I’ll post next. For me, I truly enjoyed the process of designing those digital illustrations and happy to see how skilled I am at creating textures, backgrounds, and effects.

I’m posting some of the digital illustrations I designed but you can see the rest in my brand Instagram: @Artistakw.

And here is the process video which you can find in my brand’s Youtube channel:


Artista Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNPYdpk8E155OY3-yX04jOA

Don’t forget to leave a comment or like the video if you enjoyed watching the design process ;).

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Beauty and Patterns

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Around a week ago, I came up with an interesting idea. I wanted to display patterns on a different surface than papers so I thought of …. drawing them on my face!

Yep, I truly did it.

But there were few mistakes I did that I will definitely avoid the next time I try this method. So one mistake I noticed was that the pattern I drew was small. Therefore the details weren’t so visible. Otherwise I did a great job drawing a clear pattern near my eyes. And I felt that I executed the idea in a good way.

The second mistake was probably me using a pencil eye color instead of liquid eye liner. Even when I apply my eyeliner if I want to draw a thin clean and detailed eyeliner I use liquid eyeliner. But if I wanted a thicker and more visible eyeliner I use pencil/gel eyeliner.

But all in all I was happy looking at the original patterns I drew. However, I did one major editing before posting the picture on instagram. I opened up Photoshop and editing the pattern digitally. The whole idea behind it was displaying a high quality looking pattern instead of hand-drawn one. So I had to edit the original image to get the result I was looking for.


I posted a video on the process of editing the image on top. You can watch it on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHxz9nxW-lE

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Which brings me to my new purchased items.


I searched some cosmetic brands for glitter and I didn’t find what I was looking for. That led me to ‘Make Up Forever’ where I found everything I wanted and more! I ended up buying two glitters, a powder and a cream eye color. I’m still testing one of the glitters to see which lipsticks works well with it. And I’ll definitely share the results and perhaps review them for you later.

Around a week ago I saw the announcement of Illamasqua’s new sketch sticks and I got excited about them. I went to Harvery Nichols in Kuwait few days ago and they told me the collection still didn’t arrive. I got disappointed. So I went today as well, and I found them displayed. I loved the new colors. They have summer vibes and are too preppy! I love colors so they’re my current favorite eye pencils. Sad to say I ran out of makeup removal wipes so I couldn’t apply them for you to see. I’ll do that in a later post.


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