Eye of the Week ~ James & the Giant Peach

Much though I love Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach greatly disturbed me as a child. Giant insects and the thought of being trapped inside a rotting, sticky, too-sweet prison…*shudder*

But I enjoy unearthing tales from my childhood, for my EOTW posts, and this was too good to pass up. Technically, this is less peach and more bronze, having more orange/yellow undertones than yellow/pink undertones. But whatever.

Printcess EOTW James & the Giant Peach

(in indirect sunlight)

Printcess EOTW James & the Giant Peach

 

That’s Slippers on my browbone, Witch on the inner half of my eyelid, and Plot on the outer half, with wings (whee!).

 

Printcess EOTW James & the Giant Peach

(in total shade, so you can see how the brown of Plot comes through)

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Eye of the Week ~ The Velveteen Rabbit

I’ve gotten some questions about the difference in hue between Plot and Epilogue. Can you pair two browns without them looking muddy?

 

Yes, yes you can.

I swept Narrative over my brow bone, Plot from my lashes to just above the crease (blended into Narrative with a blending brush), and a line of Epilogue across my top lashes and on my lower water line.

The flash doesn’t add much here. But the concept is that different colors can layer atop similar colors for a very soft, blended, seamless look.