Marvel-lous make-up artist turns people into real life comic book heroes
We all dream of having superpowers but one MARVEL-lous make-up artist has developed a super power of her own – thanks to a bit of face paint.
Professional make-up artist Lianne Moseley, 25, from Calgary, Canada, turns people into real life comic book super heroes by painting them in vivid technicolour.
In what look like illustrations from comic book strips, the self-taught artist uses water based make-up to transform people’s faces to everyone from Superman to Aquaman.
Lianne was inspired to paint faces in a comic book style after viewing the work of Argenis Pinal, an Argentinian make-up artist, on Instagram.
Lianne said: “There isn’t really a crazy process to what I do but there seems to be a crazy reaction to them.
“I choose a character and then I look up a bunch of pictures of them, whether it be fan art, or from the actual comics.”
Lianne has been a professional make-up artist for seven years but decided to start creating comic book characters after attempting the style on one of her friends in 2014.
After posting the picture on social media, Lianne received an overwhelming response, spurring her on to transform herself into her favourite cartoon character Archer.
Since then, the talented artist has transformed herself into superheroes and villains such as Batman’s Poision Ivy, Star Trek’s Spock and X-Men’s Gambit.
Using a water based make-up called Aquacolor, Lianne’s comic book creations can take anywhere between one to seven hours to complete.
Done completely by hand, her designs range from face to full body creations.
With more than 6,000 likes on Facebook, she is now inundated with requests from friends and family to re-imagine them as their favourite comic heroes and villains too.
Lianne said: “I have always had a deep love for makeup, right from the beginning.
“My mother sold Avon; and as a kid and I would constantly ransack her samples.
“I got my first job at a local makeup counter when I was 19.
“I follow a lot of different artists on Instagram, one of them being Argenis Pina.
“He had painted himself in comic book style and it blew my mind.
“One of my friends volunteered to be a model, so I gave it a shot and was so pleased with the result, from that moment on I was inspired to do more.
“From there it just became fun to turn into my favourite characters each night.”