Painting the Severed Head – Contest #2 of 3 with a Friend


My friend Tilly and I decided to have a 3-stage face painting contest together. We picked three images and did our own takes on them. The second was the challenge of painting our necks as if our heads had been severed. This was the first paint I ever did on myself in a mirror, and it had its challenges and easiness compared to painting someone else.

It was obviously a lot more difficult because I had to do everything backwards. I also kept getting weird mini-headaches from going cross-eyed by accident as I tried to focus on things super close-up.

The easiness in comparison came in always knowing in real time which way I was going to move or sway, so there were far fewer mishaps.

It turned out pretty gnarly…

Dan Pearce | Aspiring Body & Face Painter