Nathan let me paint his face for the company costume contest this week. I don't usually paint scary stuff, but we had the idea of doing a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde thing. We haven't seen the recent Batman movies but we've been informed by many people that it also looks like Two Face.
It took an hour to paint his head. He leaves for work at 6:30 every morning, so we were up at 5:00am to get him ready. It was so fun! I rarely have opportunities to paint a detailed image like this. It's so much more fun to paint adults than children since adults aren't twitchy. I really enjoyed this. This is the first time I've painted something like this. I've never attempted an illusion like this before.
All day long people came up to Nathan to tell him that they voted for him. He felt like a celebrity. He shaved off half of his beard for the occasion. It made the contrast between the the two halves more stark. He went to work the next day with the half beard and got a lot more laughs.
This was an old suit. It has been patched upon patches and was replaced a year ago. Rather than throwing it away- we shredded it and now it will live on in our costume box.
The voting hasn't been announced yet but it looks like he will win the contest. There is a $50 prize. If we do win we are thinking of going on a date to the ballet or something.